Sunday, August 27, 2006

Who'll vote for Katherine Harris?

I don't give a shit about Katherine Harris. I don't care that she's waaaay behind in the polls to incumbent Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson. So when she said something totally stupid, bigoted and asinine in an interview with The Florida Baptist Witness like:

"...we have to have elected officials in government and we have to have the faithful in government and over time, that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."
And if we are the ones not actively involved in electing those godly men and women and if people aren’t involved in helping godly men in getting elected than we’re going to have a nation of secular laws.
If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin. They can legislate sin.
I didn't give a shit. This is the usual Republican bullshit line they throw out when they're in trouble and need a helping hand from their lackies in the Christian right. Now what the unwashed snake-handlers never get a clue about is that their "leaders," the televangelists who suck the cash out of these deluded chumps, never want the bullshit to end. I mean really, Katherine Harris doesn't give a shit about "gay" marriage or abortion (she's probably had one or two in her day) or dead Terri Schaivo. What she does give a shit about is whether the corporate dollars go to Republicans and not Democrats and whether the SEC can be kept from snooping into her and her rich friends' stock trading practices. so far the Republican Party's done a marvelous job of that.

So anywho, a big brouhaha blew up over Cruella D'Harris' interview, and she was roundly denounced by all, led by her Democratic hotness, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

That was Friday. Big deal, Harris spouts some stupid Christian crap and everybody goes bugfuck. Anyway, it was free publicity for Jebby's side-piece. That aging pleasure boat knews she couldn't pay enough for name recognition like this.

So Saturday rolls 'round and the woman most responsible for putting a Bush in the White House is cruising a Flordia gun show, and she said:"My comments were specifically directed toward a Christian group[.] My rallying cry has always been people of all faiths should be involved."

And, according to a Orlando follow-up story by reporter Jim Stratton, this little imbroglio had no effect on Harris' Chirstian followers:
Though her campaign has struggled to gain momentum, she remains popular among a core group of Republican voters, including gun owners.

Jo Jordan, an alligator trapper from Titusville, was typical.

"I like that she's here and that she's pro-gun," said Jordan, who had his picture taken with Harris and got an autographed T-shirt. "I'm supporting her."

Gee, I wonder if Jo Jordan, alligator trapper, knows who would Jesus shoot? I'm sure Katherine Harris does.

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