Sunday, August 27, 2006
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Your Katherine Harris update for the week
It appears Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Katherine Harris has stepped into some more hot water, according to the Associated Press:
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a weekly religious journal that God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws" and made other comments that have drawn criticism in recent days.Let's go to the actual Florida Baptist Witness interview to see what she said... yes, yes I believe I have found the problematic answers:
Q: What role do you think people of faith should play in politics and government?Harris' campaign has issued a "statement of clarification" in response to the brouhaha:
In the interview, Harris was speaking to a Christian audience, addressing a common misperception that people of faith should not be actively involved in government. Addressing this Christian publication, Harris provided a statement that explains her deep grounding in Judeo-Christian values.The statement would also appear to explain her shallow grounding in American history.
[This entire post was just an excuse to link to this Ana Marie Cox post, wasn't it?--ed. Nolo contendre.]
I don't know about Harris' future, but I do know that the English/Malay version of that iGallop one was played nonstop during the World Cup down in Malaysia, and it brought the house down every time. Unintentional comedy gold.posted by: cure on 08.27.06 at 08:11 PM [permalink]
However shallow her grounding in American history, it's a shallow grounding that is shared with many people, especially here in Florida.
She'll have no problem getting elected to the Senate. Hopefully there she can work to rid these great United States of sin and elections.posted by: James on 08.27.06 at 08:11 PM [permalink]
The "statement of clarification" is hilarious.
Rather than apologizing for her blatant disregard
Notice she didn't retract the statements themselvies, nor make any attempts to mollify other (non Judeo-Christian) audiences.
Is there any chance that she and Mel Gibson share a PR-firm? The denials look awfully similar.posted by: kchik on 08.27.06 at 08:11 PM [permalink]
The chance that Ms. Harris will get elected Senator is De Minimis as this point. She has run one of the worst election campaigns know to man (or woman) for that matter. Karmic payback ?
I wonder which Judeo-Christian value Katherine Harris was extolling while sitting in Congress in the following clip...
You're not going to believe this. Look behind the speaker.posted by: Sarah on 08.27.06 at 08:11 PM [permalink]
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