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GOP Rep. Katherine Harris’ Senate Campaign Off To A Rocky Start

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Republican US Senatorial candidate Katherine Harris’ campaign is off to a rocky start as roving bloggers have revealed a huge and potentially significant falsehood she made recently on Sean Hannity’s show.

During the presidential election recount of 2000, a national spotlight was focused on Harris. Harris’ decision against a ballot recount made her a hero to Republicans and villain to Democrats. She also was bashed for something else: her excessive makeup.

On Hannity’s talk radio show, Harris hit back, blaming newspapers for the criticism of her makeup and charging that some – without saying which – altered her photographs. “I’m actually very sensitive about those things, and it’s personally painful,” Harris told Hannity. “But they’re outrageously false, No. 1, and No. 2, you know, whenever they made fun of my makeup, it was because the newspapers colorized my photograph,” Harris said. She didn’t explain what she meant by “colorized.”

Asked Tuesday to point to an altered photograph, Harris and her staff could not. Her response to the question, said spokesman Adam Goodman, was, “I haven’t worn blue eye shadow since the seventh grade when I was in the Girl Scouts.”

Now in a shocking revelation, evidence is beginning to mount that Katherine Harris was less than truthful in her response to Sean Hannity. Several undoctored photos were uncovered by roving blogger Jaysea that show Katherine Harris in the days just before her alleged “colorized” picture hit the press. The images are reproduced below and in fact support the notion that if the photos of Harris were doctored, they were doctored in such a manner as to make her look more presentable and not less, as she claims.




The set of photos above clearly show Harris having “blue eye shadow.” The picture that finally made it to print is reproduced below.


While the photo above, which eventually made it to print is gaudy, unflattering, and over the top, it was clearly doctored in a manner that was favorable to Harris. So much for the “so-called” liberal media bias.

Serious questions, however, remain. Why were the undoctored photos removed and replaced with a more favorable one just hours before the article was released? Why would Harris tell a lie to try to restore her image as an overdone clown? If she is willing to lie in this manner, what does this say about her participation in the 2000 Florida recount? What does this say about her ability to represent Florida as a US Senator? More importantly, what did George Bush know about this and when did he know it? The public is demanding answers to this growing scandal!

Balletshooz

Thanks to Jaysea for obtaining the screenshots showing “Cirque De Soleil” advertisements right next to the Katherine Harris article.

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  • WTF

    It’s obvious you don’t care for Ms. Harris, which…. in turn makes your posting dubious at best.

    Sorry. It doesn’t wash.

    Harris is kinda like Reagan. How did Reagan do it… when “so many people” disliked him?

    Easy… the much alluded “so many people” turned out to be “not so many people”

    I have quite a bit of family in California, you know what… back when I was a hotheaded punk, I asked ‘em…. you know what they told me? The truth, the unadulterated, non-biased, no BS truth. Californian’s liked Reagan.

    But… alas, the skewed statistics from large urban areas in CA, had the media’s ears and REALLY pressed for the distorted view.

    Did I vote for Reagan? No. In retrospect (and I have asked my East Euro relatives), I would have. They LOVE Reagan. HE SET THEM FREE!!!

    It’s that simple.
    As for Harris…. maybe you’re traveling over the cliff as the rest of the Press Lemmings.

    It’s hard NOT to get wrapped up in retoric. Sit back and observe. Sit back and observe. Sit back and observe.

    With an open mind. You will be amazed.

  • billy

    “Harris is kinda like Reagan”

    I dont think so, harris is more like bush, very polarizing and not liked by half the country.

    Reagan had a better philosophy, but oh well I dont get to vote on this in FL, so well have to wait and see.

  • http://counter-point.blogspot.com Scott

    if she runs she’ll most assuredly lose.

  • http://journals.aol.com/vicl04/VictorLanasINADARKTIME/ Victor Lana

    Saw Harris on the latest installment of Hannity & Colmes tonight. I must say she freaks me out. This is purely subjective and all, so I can’t say anything about her other than I think she is a bit scary. She was standing in front of the capital down there (I guess it’s Tallahasee?) with her chest pushed out and her makeup on. Nothing wrong with any of it if you’re posing for Madame Tussaud.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Why would anyone care about Harris’ choice of makeup or her subsequent embarassment over it? Is this the strongest attack the Dems can come up with? If so she’s got it made in the election.

    Was this post supposed to have the ‘satire’ tag? It’s hard to tell because while it’s ridiculous it isn’t actually funny.

    Dave

  • billy

    nah, im sure they will come up with something else, like, she helped bush steal florida in 2000? now that one might have legs.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Well sure, when you’re willing to just make stuff up there’s no problem coming up with issues.

    Dave

  • billy

    now come on dave, his brother runs the state and he eeked out a victory there after thuggery. everyone knows that. its spilled milk to me now but many people feel that her role was problematic.

    i wouldnt accuse bill nelson of not having issues, hell talk all day on issues if youll let him. i just dont think you listen to them.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    There was more than enough thuggery to go around on both sides, Billy. And while JEB may run the state government the majority of the precincts in the state were run by the Demos. And who was counting the votes – not anyone in the state house.

    My opinion on all these contested elections is that the cheating and bullshit on both sides cancels each other out and we get a fair election.

    Dave

  • billy

    believe me, overall its fair and the conspiracies are hyped, but i do believe in FL 2000 the dems got shafted. why? because 25000 blacks didnt have their votes counted wrongfully because of JEB. do the math, gore should have won FL. Some people are against Harris because of this lingering suspicion.

  • kuros

    i live in her district
    can anyone post ANYTHING this woman has done of ANY consequence for sarasota county or the state of Florida? ANYTHING?

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Kuros, chances are the less she does the better off you are. Imagine a Democrat taking her place and actually doing some of the things they’re always talking about. Then you’re really screwed.

    Billy: “because 25000 blacks didnt have their votes counted wrongfully because of JEB.”

    So you’re saying JEB stopped their votes from being wrongfully counted? Want to rephrase that?

    And before you bother, I’ve heard all the absolutely bogus and anecdotal claims, but there’s been no evidence presented of any kind of conspiracy or comprehensive vote tampering.

    Dave

  • billy

    as you might know he purged thousands of people who were never allowed to vote, who should have been allowed to vote. to me that is wrongful, no matter how you phrase it. these people werent even part of the count, they were disenfranchised.

  • rob

    Lame.

    That is about the nicest thing I can say about your effort.

    I have a 7 year old who shows a lot more sophistication and imagination in his satire.

    Really.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Right Billy, and this purge was all because of the evil conspiracy of JEB Bush.

    It didn’t have anything to do with the 1999 law requiring the government to purge the list. And those people who were purged were just innocent legitimate voters, not former felons, people with multiple registrations and people who were dead, right? Of course we do know that some people were accidentally purged. We know this because they were notified and there’s an appeals process through which several thousand were put back on the voting rolls.

    Yep, big Bush conspiracy there.

    Dave

  • hfsygai

    Dave says: “We know this because they were notified and there’s an appeals process through which several thousand were put back on the voting rolls.

    Yep, big Bush conspiracy there.”

    Rrrrr. Wrong answer.

    We know this because they went to vote and were turned away. By the time they figured what happened, the election was over. Sure, they were put back on the rolls AFTER THE ELECTION WAS OVER!

    I work for one of Choicepoint’s competitors and have contacts within the organization. It was obvious to some at the time the protocols used to positively identify a subject, which are used in the normal course of business, were not used for the purging of the voter rolls.

  • Shark

    DaveNulle” “…Why would anyone care about Harris’ choice of makeup or her subsequent embarassment over it?”

    Um…

    1) …because she exhibits an inherent DNA trait of contemporary Republicans: SHE’S A COMPULSIVE LIAR.

    2) …because the woman’s face, eyes, “smile”, and makeup just scream, “Help me! I’m mentally disturbed!”

    ======

    BTW: Just for the record:

    Dave thinks Tammy Faye Bakker is “hot.”

  • Nancy

    I think most of this will be moot anyway; my understanding is the GOP heads don’t want Harris running as the GOP candidate because she is so flawed; they’d rather run someone unknown than take a chance w/what IS known about her, none of which apparently is positive according to Florida GOP sources (this was per a Wash. Post article on her back in May or June). It seems that in return for ‘favors’ done for the party during the 2000 elections, they foolishly promised to back her in a future election; so she did what she could for Bush & GOP, & now is trying to call in the debt; except now the GOP is balking at carrying out their side of the verbal contract because she’s so controversial down there they’re pretty certain she’ll lose big time. Kuros, anyone else down there, any reports on this? Thanks.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    >>We know this because they went to vote and were turned away. By the time they figured what happened, the election was over. Sure, they were put back on the rolls AFTER THE ELECTION WAS OVER!<<

    Actually, about 2500 were added to the rolls before the election under the appeals process.

    Dave

  • Duece

    “believe me, overall its fair and the conspiracies are hyped, but i do believe in FL 2000 the dems got shafted. why? because 25000 blacks didnt have their votes counted wrongfully because of JEB”

    AND…. that’s not the whole story.

    Apparantly over 20,000 military absentee ballots never made it to the count either…. they were found in mail bags. Didn’t Gore make an announcement that he didn’t feel the military votes should be counted?

    That was reassurring.

  • WTF

    Tammy Faye Baker went into have plastic surgery.

    When they got the make up off, do you know what they found?

    Jimmy Hoffa!

  • http://counter-point.blogspot.com Scott

    “Well sure, when you’re willing to just make stuff up there’s no problem coming up with issues”

    you hit that nail on the head dave. that is how bush won re-election after all and got us to war.

    And I’m pretty sure Harris doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell at winning in ’06.

  • John

    First off, let me say that as much as I hate Harris, let’s talk about the issues because that way we stay out of the dirt.

    Also, as a Floridian I’m worried about 06. People here can be so conservative it’s scary. I’m part of the I-4 corridor they talk about in the middle of the state. My county (Polk) has more registered Dems then Rep and went solidly for Bush (and Martinez if I’m not mistaken). Our Dem nominee for the US House was just as or more conservative then our current Rep member (who was one of less then 100 to vote to leave the UN).

    I really hope Bill Nelson can pull it off, and I’ll be doing all I can to help him. But this is no cake walk no matter how wrong Harris may be.

  • http://counter-point.blogspot.com Scott

    John, I’m also from Florida and I can say fairly confidently that if Harris runs, Nelson is safe. People are generally satisfied with his work and he’s made no slip-ups in the past 5 years, so I think he’ll be ok in ’06.

    I agree about people being so conservative that it’s scary. I live in the panhandle, the reddest part of Florida, and it’s a whole other world from the rest of the state.

  • http://hungrytroll.com troll

    -My opinion on all these contested elections is that the cheating and bullshit on both sides cancels each other out and we get a fair election.

    Dave-

    …who is this guy…does he actually believe this flawed cliché…is it any wonder that American culture is hard to understand

    as for Harris – she needs a lot of work on her speechifying

    oh well – not much gusto in this meal – take your platitudinal self off my bridge

    troll

  • http://none.com Bob A. Booey

    Who the hell cares about her makeup?

    There’s so much else to criticize her for. She’s a trainwreck.

    That is all.

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    I can’t believe Dave used the phrase “make stuff up” in this discussion. Clearly the more appropriate phrase, in this thread, would be “make up stuff.”

    And that’s all I have to say about that.

  • hfsygai

    Ok Dave.

    Dave says, “Actually, about 2500 were added to the rolls before the election under the appeals process.”

    Fair enough. I didn’t know that. That’s a positive stroke, but it doesn’t compare to the reality of what happened.

    HOWEVER, you need to know the numbers that matter. Let’s take a quote from the man that investigated the felonious act:

    “Just for those who don’t know the story, it’s 57,700 people targeted as supposed felons, purged from the voter rolls. Most of them are black. Almost all of them were Democrats. And almost all of them — about 90% plus — were innocent of any crime and have the right to vote.” – Greg Palast

  • billy

    why is the right so incredulous. bush stole florida in 2000 using his brother to kick blacks off the voting rolls. jeb tried to do it in 04 too and got caught.

    it is so obvious, its unbelievable they are in denial on this issue.

  • LRMajer

    I find it incredible that she invoked NASA Space Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins, in her speech on Fox last night.
    She claimed that it was “Historic” that a woman entered the Congressional race on the same day that a woman landed the shuttle..
    Excuse me, but there is nothing historic about her politics or her race.
    What a discredit to THE historic congresswoman, Shirley Chisolm.

    And Nelson IS a NASA astronaut!

    Her FOX appearance was especially “tit-ilatting” for her incessant wiggling and constant side angle pose, showing off her boob job.

  • John

    Those who know Bill Nelson, like Bill Nelson. However, our problem is that most people do not know Bill Nelson. I think when he announced he was running for re-election only something like 30% of people knew who he was. This state has too muhc of a transient population to have a long memory.

    So, yes, if he can just spread the word about his record and what’s he’s done for Florida, he’s got a better chance. But he’s got to get out his own message before Harris and the GOP deffine him in some crazy light.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    >>HOWEVER, you need to know the numbers that matter. Let’s take a quote from the man that investigated the felonious act:<<

    Let’s REALLY set the record straight. The purge of the voter rolls was not Jeb Bush’s idea and was not a conspiracy to get black voters not to vote. It was a procedure mandated by the state legislature, carried out according to their guidelines, that went badly because of the incompetence of the company hired to do the job. Every effort was made to rectify the problems and some people still weren’t satisfied. The numbers of ‘disenfranchised’ voters Democrats have been throwing around are largely made up, because no one knows how many of the people purged would have actually voted – probably a tiny fraction. Certainly far fewer than the military voters disenfranchised by Democrat election officials who changed the submission date for absentee ballots and failed to ship absentee ballots out on time. That’s the truth.

    Dave