Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Katherine Harris (Yes, THAT Katherine Harris) has announced that she will be running for U.S. Senate, competing for the seat which now belongs to Florida Democrat Bill Nelson, who was elected in 2000. Nelson is said to be one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the senate.

Well I hope so.

When I think about things like the "Gang of Fourteen," and the whole "Filibuster" issue, and the fact that the Current crop of Republicans in the Senate cannot seem to LEAD, no matter what the issue, I really want to do whatever I can to increase the number of Republicans in power, wherever I can, in the hopes that maybe confidence will come with a super majority. (I don't know why the Republican Senators and Congressmen can't seem to understand the fact that the reason that I VOTE Republican is because I want a REPUBLICAN agenda enacted.)

However, I will personally find it hard to vote for Katherine Harris.

First of all, I don't think that she is electable. She is WAY too controversial. Democrats all over America blame her for President Bush becoming President, and no amount of data to the contrary will ever convince them otherwise. She could re-define negative turnout at the polls. (Even worse than Hillary Clinton will in 2008.)

Not only that, she is Kooky and Weird, And while I find these traits to be cool and even attractive when looking for friends or women, (in my single days...) It really scares me when we start talking about someone who will be allowed to make policy which will affect me every day.

Her appearance on "Hannity and Colmes" last night was disasterous. She looked more like she was trying to advertise for the Plastic Surgeon who did her Boob Job than that she was announcing that she was running for Senate. (If you missed this fiasco, go to, and follow the link to the "Katherine Harris Hannity and Colmes" interview. He has the whole seven minute nightmare linked from his website, free of charge.)

I don't know whether she would make a good Senator or not. I would love to believe that she identifies more closely with my views than Bill Nelson does, but then at this point, I really don't know what she stands for, or against, other than the fact that she has an "R" behind her name, rather than a "D", and that, in my opinion, is a poor set of criteria on which to base your vote for an office as important as Senator...

What I DO know about her is that she has an incredible amount of baggage,( for someone who is seeking public office...) and that every time she gets in front of a camera, she looks even more strange.

This really scares me.

As of 2000, according to the U.S. census bureau, there were 15,982,378 people living in Florida, and since then, the wife and I have moved down here. So by a conservative Tugboatcapn estimate, there are at least 15,982,380 people living here now.


I mean, let's at least have a primary process, and see if there is anyone better!

If we don't, then I am afraid that I will be forced to vote for someone who I am not comfortable with, or resign myself to the fact that Bill Nelson will occupy that very important Florida Senate seat for another six years. (By no accomplishment of his own...)

Neither option is acceptable to me.


Mark said...

Just watched that video. My God! Is she running for Senate or Miss America?

She keeps talking about moving forward. It appears she is planning on moving forward chest first.

Seriously, it seems pretty apparent to me that whoever her campaign manager is, she has been told to accent her bust size.

tugboatcapn said...

Ain't she ridiculous?

tugboatcapn said...

At least as she moves forward, we will see her coming!

Toad734 said...

Ok Ill run

Francis Lynn said...

Well, she is electable. She won & became a U.S. Rep in Congress. Whether she is electable statewide remains to be seen.

tugboatcapn said...

Well, that's what I meant to say, francis.
I guess if it comes down to her or Nelson, I will have to hold my nose and vote for her.
I wonder how many other Floridians feel the same way...

Erudite Redneck said...

Dude. Welcome to my world. The "holding my nose" thing. I've done that for just about every vote I've ever cast, except for two glorious times I got to vote for Bubba.

Beyond that, I, unlike some on yer side of the aisle, will not weigh in on the ups or downs of candidates in yer party -- 'cause that's YOUR problem! ;-)

Daffy76 said...

Just got around to watching that clip. EGADS! I feel a little violated. Was she trying to flirt with me?

I began to think, the longer I watched, that she could see herself during this thing and was thinking, "Aren't I sexy?" Tug, do you remember how Katie used to act when she would catch sight of herself in a mirror while she was telling a story? I couldn't help thinking of that. It's a little different when its a four-year-old though. Anyway, it's not just the chest thing--it's the faces she makes. Yikes!

The Theorist said...

Maybe Alan Keyes can move down there and run. I mean it just worked so well up here in Illinois.


FrenziedFeline said...

I feel left out! I can't watch on dial-up! Waaaaah! :(