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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Katherine Harris on Integrity--Give me a Break!

This week, I received a fund appeal on behalf of none other than Katherine Harris. Remember Harris? She was the highly partisan Florida Secretary of State whose conduct of the 2000 election and counting cast a cloud of illegitimacy over the entire Bush II administration (a cloud that only gets thicker with time).

This would be funny if she weren't serious. Ms. I-Have-No-Integrity-To-Start-With has the chutzpah to write,

I can no longer take the high road, turn the other cheek, or consider the source when faced with character assassinations, half-truths, and outright lies, I must fight back.

Protecting my integrity takes money.

Well, I don't know how much father she can fall off the integrity wagon! Her conduct as Secretary of State was shameful. In an normal era, it might have been labeled criminal.

When Harris says she will no longer take the high road, I don't even want to speculate on how low she will stoop.

2 Comments:

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Brad_AuthorsBookshop.com said...

"Protecting my integrity takes money. "

Can I adequetly express how rediculous this statement is? Um... no, i can't.

The only thing you need have to _protect_ integrity is integrity. The only thing she can buy with money is the _appearance_ of integrity - which requires one to abandon their integrity.

Clearly, integrity cant be taken by others, and it cant be bought. If you act with integrity, then you have it. It's a quality found within, and demonstrated through ones action, not put on or taken off like a sweater.

Well, thats what i think.

Brad

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At 3:37 AM, Blogger Jody said...

As a Floridian, I must admit that Katherine Harris is an embarassment. If not for her family's wealth, she would never have been in any position to be appointed or elected to anything. As a resident of Palm Beach County, I have a longggggggg memory of her actions during the 2000 election. She, like many politicians, seem to practice the "big lie". Never admit fault,always ignore the real issue and paint yourself as both a hero and victim. Shel, I do appreciate your comments.

 

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