Saturday, November 04, 2006



At this point in time, I thought that I would not write another Katherine Harris post. After all, she will not win her election for one of Florida's Senate seats. The race has never been close. At this point her opponent, Democratic incumbent leads Harris by about 23 points. The closest I could find her to Nelson was about 17 points, while the largest gap had her behind by 43 points. It would take more pull than she mustered to throw the presidential election in 2000 for her to pull this one out. And since her losing is such a forgone conclusion, there is only so many times that I can write interesting stories about the latest Harris campaign meltdown (and believe me, there were plenty).
Fortunately for Harris, as this will more than likely be my last post about her for the forseeable future, she's picqued my interest on more time. It seems that Harris has a problem with Jews, or rather, those who are non-Christians. A couple of months ago she commented about how we should only elect good Christians to government, apparently forgetting that many of her constiuents in Florida are decidedly non-Christian. Well, it seems she's hitting that button again, as she laments why her Jewish friends just can't become Christians like the better people in the world are. From via John at Americablog:

U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, who has made past comments that raised questions about her religious sensitivity, prayed in a telephone prayer service recently that God would "bring the hearts and minds of our Jewish brothers and sisters into alignment."


Jeffrey Pasek, president of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network, said he couldn't tell what Harris meant, but said he is troubled by her comments.

"Harris appears to be asserting the country should be governed by religious law" and advocating "an alignment between American law and what she interprets as biblical law," he said.

I don't know Katherine Harris. Never met her, not really interested in doing so. But I guess she's never struck me as the zealot that she's been portraying herself as during this campaign. Is it an act, or has she always been this overtly pious? It's a question that I might be mildly interested in pondering if I actually gave two poops about her. What I do know is that in five days, Harris will be gone from the Congress and that branch of government will be a better place for losing her.
One other thought - has Harris turned ultra-religious because she knows that it will take an actual act of God to get her elected to the Senate? Aside from Christ himself coming down and commanding his followers to vote for her (and I would contend that most would still not do so), Harris will be packing her bags come November 5.

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