....and with friends like this..... Well, so much for loyalty. I mean she did arrange for our votes here in Florida to be purged in order to catapault his brother into the Presidency illegally and, according to the Associated Press, now turns around and throws down on her senate campaign to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson in her hour of need. There is no doubt the Governor is trying to distance the party from her campaign:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Jeb Bush complained Thursday that Katherine Harris has made her struggling Senate campaign about herself instead of the record of the Democratic incumbent.
"I am the party leader. I've got concerns," the governor said in response to a reporter's question. "The campaign can't be about her. It has to be about Bill Nelson and the future of our state and so far, she asked my advice and I gave her that exact advice and it's gotten worse since."
Then the hard drinking former Florida Republican Party state chair Tom Slade put his two cents in to really top it off:
Asked if the issues surrounding Harris' campaign have made it difficult for Republicans to win the race in November, Bush said, "You're right."
Tom Slade, who led the Florida Republican Party's resurgence in the 1990s and is a one-time mentor to Harris, said the constant campaign staff reshuffling has been costly.
"The contradictions and the starts and stops just don't add up to anything but utter and total confusion," Slade said. "This here-we-go, now-we-don't kind of stuff is just not compatible for a campaign for the U.S. Senate."I find myself conflicted because I really want her to hang on for a resounding defeat at the ballot box. OTOH, I couldn't be happier she is demonstrating just how incompetent she is. Either way, I should be enjoying these foibles as her nightmare seems to go on without end while reminding the voters daily how connected she is to the state GOP and the growing mess in Washington at the behest of her prize to the nation in 2000: George W. Bush.