Notes from Fantasia

From Holden:

What is it about Florida that attracts the loonies? First we have Bloated Addict forgetting to swallow his condom full of Viagra before re-entering the country from a sex tour of the Dominican Republic, and then we have everyone’s favorite Republican Juggernaut claiming that Democrats in the House want her to beat an incumbent Democratic senator.

U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris said she is getting support in strange places in her fall bid for the U.S. Senate.


“I’ve had Democrats in the House of Representatives come to me and say ‘You know, we’d really like to take the majority in the U.S. Senate’ — these are Florida Democrats in the U.S. Congress — ‘but you’ll do so much more for us if you’re there. We hope you win,’” Harris told a crowd gathered at the Putnam County Shrine Club.

Harris said one Florida representative suggested a slogan for her campaign against Nelson.

“I had one of the most liberal house members from Florida say to me, ‘I’ve got a great slogan for you for Nelson.’ I said ‘What is it?’ He said, ’All about nothing for far too long.’”

Harris said she replied she did not think she could use the slogan.

“I said ‘Well, it’s kind of mean. I don’t think I could really use it, but can I quote you?’ And he’s like ‘No, no, no.’”

I would be remiss if I did not set the scene for the Juggernaut’s stunning revelation.

The Shrine Club was awash in red, white and blue for the buffet dinner. On long tables were white gift bags with paper flowers and little American flags. Around them were red, white and blue mints.

On a table against a wall were several pictures of President Ronald Reagan, one of New York Yankee great Mickey Mantle and a photograph of President Abraham Lincoln over a plaque reading “The Party of Lincoln.”

Harris is a bit confused about Chimpy’s tax policies.

Harris attributed growth in the nation’s Gross Domestic Product to tax relief passed by Congress under Bush.

Harris supports fair tax

“If we had the fair tax, if we take a look at real tax reform, then you cannot imagine the growth in our economy,” Harris said. “People would start saving instead of spending. And people like Teresa Heinz that have $7 million in income when her husband was running for the presidency and didn’t pay a dime in taxes because of tax shelters all of a sudden pay taxes on all those homes and all those cars.”

And she offers her prsident less than enthusiastic support for his Vanity War.

“We’ve been to Iraq,” Harris said. “It’s debatable why we got in. We can continue that argument ad nausea if you like. I think more and more things are going to be discussed and discovered.”