Skip to comments.Harris' book on Senate campaign could be dishy
Posted on 11/03/2006 3:42:17 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
SARASOTA, Fla. - Katherine Harris said Friday she's writing a book about her tumultuous campaign for the U.S. Senate this year, and win or lose she should have plenty to dish.
The congresswoman from Longboat Key near Sarasota, who grabbed the national spotlight during Florida's disputed vote count in the 2000 election, is far behind incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson in the polls and has weathered a rocky and controversial campaign season.
Top Republicans, including Gov. Jeb Bush, tried to draft someone - anyone - to run in her place. Staffers quit in droves, telling reporters she throws temper tantrums over such minutia as whether a Starbucks is nearby. She's made questionable public statements and has had to answer questions about her dealings with a corrupt defense contractor. Campaign donations have trickled in.
Harris wouldn't talk details of the book at a campaign appearance Friday, but the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that it would be a "tell-all" book about the conspiracy to undermine her U.S. Senate bid.
"I've been writing it all year," Harris was quoted as saying in The Washington Post earlier this week. "It's going to be a great book."
Asked about it Friday, she said, "You'll have to wait and read it." She refused to say any more, but in the past has blamed the "party elite," the media and disgruntled staffers for her problems.
Harris, 49, became the darling of the Republican rank-and-file in 2000 when, as Florida secretary of state, she oversaw the recount that put George W. Bush in the White House. She was elected to Congress in 2002 and was re-elected in 2004.
She wrote her first book after the 2000 election debacle, titled "Center of the Storm: Practicing Principled Leadership in Times of Crisis."
I don't care what they say...I still like Katherine Harris.
Oh, honey... don't dive into the mudhole of poison pen.
Dishy? Maybe her looks, but after her campaign, the better word might be DITZY!
I don't blame her. Jeb should have made the run himself. He'd have whacked Nelson easily.
A Book Called "Victory!"
She was on with Tucker Carlson today ... Tucker was at his most obnoxious today and was pressing her about Israel - I think the headline below her was "Katherine Harris: Closet Jew?"
To get on W's good side, do everything to wreck the conservative agenda. McCain knows that.
A friend of mine is working for her and he likes her a lot.
And, he's a democrat! He says she's very pleasant, very polite.
But I think there ought to be a Katherine Harris Pics Rule, like there is for Ann Coulter. To be honest, the shots of Harris on a horse are a lot more enjoyable than 99% of Coulter's pics. Nobody's saying Harris needs a cheeseburger to look human. That's a helluva figure as it is, and especially for a woman of 40-something.
Might be ditzy, but easy on the eyes counts too.
Just my 2-cents worth...
She's closing in on the big 5-0. I agree, she is magnificently preserved.
>>She was on with Tucker Carlson today ... Tucker was at his most obnoxious today and was pressing her about Israel - I think the headline below her was "Katherine Harris: Closet Jew?"<<
Ehhh, Tuck Carlson, I never thought he was a real conservative, now I am convinced he is just another rubber stamp placed on MSNBC to make the MSM look impartial .
Even a wussy like George Will is more conservative .
The New York Media, is the master of all lies !
Now, what I'd REALLY like to have is a photo of her aiming a pistol, like the well-known one of Ann. That would be a knock-out. I'm sure some such pics exist, since Harris has an "A" rating from the NRA and there's even a group "Sportsmen for Harris".
Having passed the 5-0 myself some years ago, I'll attest that she's an exception to the typical deterioration rule. Damn few women my age look like that any more. I'm blessed that my wife (also my age) is still good-looking -- saves me a lot of trouble I'd otherwise get into.
It will be very close race.
We may very well lose that seat next week.
That's why the GOP didn't support her and frankly I don't blame them.
I have no problem if Harris unfortunately loses. She has an impeccable resume and will easily get a job in the private sector or a high-level cabinet position in the next GOP administration.
Me thinks so too. Check out the C-SPAN listing of the Harris/Russert debate replay. The D-SPAM website techie laughed when he saw it. Beyond the chuckle, he couldn't explain the listing. It would have been more appropriate if they had listed Russert/Harris. Nelson was barely present for the occasion--he was seriously Lost In Space. It appears to be a medical condition some of us experienced caregivers would label dementia. Every once in awhile, Nelson would ask to be included in the debate. Other times, he said he didn't know what was being addressed.
Hey, Nautinurse, why did you not ping me ?