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    Wednesday, September 06, 2006

    Katherine Harris Wins

    MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris overcame a campaign ridiculed even by her own party to easily claim the Republican nomination for the Senate on Tuesday, and Rep. Jim Davis held a narrow lead in the race for the Democratic nomination to succeed popular Gov. Jeb Bush.

    Harris next faces an uphill battle against the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Bill Nelson, who had no primary challenger.

    "Tonight is great victory for our party and for Florida," Harris said. "It's a great victory because it shows each of us we can overcome adversity to achieve extraordinary victories."

    Via CNN.
    You might remember Katherine Harris.  She's the former Florida Secretary of State that basically sealed the 2000 election for George Bush.
    Not surprising.  Yet another I weep for American politics as a whole.  A recent gem from Ms. Harris:
    MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws."

    The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage.

    Harris made the comments -- which she clarified Saturday -- in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, which interviewed political candidates and asked them about religion and their positions on issues.

    Separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."

    Electing non-Christians a 'legislative sin'

    "If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin," Harris said.

    Also from CNN.
    I do not believe that the word 'sin' means what she thinks it means.
    For that particular (and amazing) bit of nonsense from one of our elected officials (see:  Deist ), I simply must drag out an old, but beloved, cliche:

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    1 Comment:

    Anonymous said...

    so Harris said "...God is the one who choses our leaders.", does she mean all leaders, including Adolf, Idi, Mr. Pot? or just American ones?

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