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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Republican Congresswoman Katherine Harris. The US Senate hopeful gets today's award for her most recent admitted blunder. It has been discovered that Harris hasn't just had one dinner with a contractor who wanted her support in getting a contract, but a second dinner also.

U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris wound up embroiled in a firestorm last month after acknowledging she had a $2,800 meal with a defense contractor convicted of bribery.

Now it turns out that wasn't her first fancy meal with corrupt contractor Mitchell Wade. Harris had dined with Wade previously at the same tony Washington restaurant and failed to pay her share as required by congressional rules, her campaign acknowledged Friday.

"She takes responsibility for the oversight that there was no reimbursement," campaign spokesman Chris Ingram said.

Ingram said the Republican Senate candidate has made a charitable donation equivalent to her share of that meal, but he could provide no details. He said he did not know how much that meal cost, how much Harris donated to charity, or what the charity was.

Harris vehemently denied any wrongdoing in a sometimes heated "Political Connections" interview airing 11 a.m. today on Bay News 9. She did not address the second meal in that taped interview but gave what apparently is her most extensive public response to the scandal involving Wade.

"I've done nothing wrong. The Justice Department has not asked me any questions. I simply had the opportunity to have a Naval intelligence program in my district," Harris said in the interview.

You're full of it Congresswoman. I'm tired of your lame excuses. Do the citizens of Florida a favor, resign from office and stop running for the Senate.

For being another corrupt out of touch Washington politician, Katherine Harris is today's Knucklehead of the day.

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