You know of our loathing for Katherine Harris.
For some unfathomable reason we just can't figure out, our post on Glenn Beck is the most popular story, the most searched-for story on these pages. (Our personal favorite? It's a tie between one of our earliest ones on Kitty Harris, and one of our very first posts entitled "Huckabees Heart Each Other.") Anyway, we like to think we've done a real hatchet job on ol' Kitty. Don't get us wrong, though: it was well deserved. Oh, so well deserved.
We were down in Sarasota in 2002 working for a Democratic congressional candidate trying to mount a real challenge to Katherine Harris, and no one seemed willing, at the time, to step up to the plate with us. Katherine Harris was a terrible state senator, a corrupt Florida secretary of state, and just a downright idiotic congresswoman. Too bad for the people of Florida.
Finally, though, it looks like Florida -- and the rest of America -- is waking up to the fact that Katherine Harris is not only way out of her league, she's a little nuts, too. Washington Post staff writer Libby Copeland has a story on what she is describing as a campaign going south... But is it so much a campaign as the sanity of one woman? The lede paragraph should clue you in:
Katherine Harris, who is trying to become a U.S. senator, says she is writing a tell-all about the many people who have wronged her. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to: the Republican leaders who didn't want her to run, the press that has covered her troubled campaign, and the many staffers who have quit her employ, whom she accuses of colluding with her opponent.
Check it out here:link.
And there are others that are not just writing the obituary of this campaign -- they're actively relegating Congresswoman Harris to the more-than-a-lost-cause column.
Here's a story from The Lakeland Ledger. Senator Bill Nelson is up by double digits. Read it here:link.
The Orlando Sentinel is getting in on the game, too. The lede in this story is one sad sentence: "The low point came in August." Read the whole thing here:link.
Maybe you think we're being unfair, or just mean-spirited at a week out. We don't think so. Katherine Harris is a crook and a lightweight one at that. She deliberately disenfranchised hundreds -- possibly thousands -- of Florida voters in 2000, and she's been a crooked Congresswoman ever since. She represents everything bad in Republicans, and frankly, everything bad in politicians.
To paraphrase Al Gore, appropriately enough, it's time for her to go. Goodbye, Katherine. And good riddance. ts