Sunday, August 27, 2006

Move over Mel Gibson, here's anti-semite Katherine Harris for congress

Remember Katherine Harris who handed Florida to Bush in 2000? She's still a candidate for Congress with the GOP, the new "Party of God" - also called Hezbollah in Arabic.*

Rep. Katherine Harris sought Saturday to smother a campaign brushfire stoked by an earlier claim that failure to elect Christians to public office would allow lawmakers to "legislate sin.

Speaking in Fla, Harris said: "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."

On Friday, Jews, Muslims, Christians, Democrats and Republicans blasted the comments, saying Harris was suggesting non-Christians were less suited to govern or should be excluded altogether.

State GOP leaders — including Gov. Jeb Bush — don't think she can win against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson (news, bio, voting record) in November. Fundraising has lagged, frustrated campaign workers have defected in droves and the issues have been overshadowed by news of her dealings with a corrupt defense contractor who gave her $32,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

Full story here
*Quote and story from (AmericaBlog)

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