"Pink Sugar" Pushes God, as the Money Runs out
Justin Rood -
Rep.Katherine Harris (R-FL) has set fire to her own ambitions yet
again, this time declaring
to reporters, "if you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are
going to legislate sin."
It's increasingly clear to observers that the Harris for Senate campaign has
become, in essence, a Civil War re-enactment of Sherman's march through Atlanta,
with Harris playing Sherman and her campaign playing Atlanta. Even the tone of
media coverage of her antics seems to have shifted, to be no more or less than a
somber and respectfully brief, unflourished recounting of the mayhem that she
That's probably because she's down roughly 30 points in recent polls, so her
self-immolating displays hardly matter. Hence reporters are more likely to give
only a spare report of the facts, insert an obligatory Democratic
"outrage" quote, make a sympathetic call to Harris' spokeswoman for
whatever clean-up statement she's allowed to give, and call it a day.
What's more, it turns out Harris may not even have the money to fund her own
self-destruction. The $10 million of her own money she promised to pour into her
campaign -- which was necessary, because she couldn't raise outside funds to
keep going -- doesn't exist, according to a new report.
Apparently, she doesn't stand to inherit money
from her father's fortune, as she had said; it's all going to her mother.
As a result, Harris reportedly told her senior staff she would have to sell
her numerous properties to come up with the money. Yet "[n]one of the
properties have gone on the market," notes St. Petersburg Times
reporter Anita Kumar, who broke
"Republican operatives and political watchers say the Harris campaign
may have seen the last of her personal resources," Kumar writes.
I understand there's a big swath of folks whose politics move them to hope
she won't ever come to grips with her long odds, her money problems, and her
cartoonish inability to portray herself as a viable candidate. But on a human
level -- isn't it just a little bit sad to watch this?