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It might not happen today, but it’s clear that Rep. Katherine Harris is going to have to abandon her Senate campaign soon. There is just too much controversy surrounding her. Over the weekend, she canceled her appearance at the GOP leadership conference in Memphis, promising a major announcement soon.
We reported two weeks ago that her Senate campaign was again hemorrhaging senior staff, and the whiff of a rotting corpse floating in the Florida Keys was unavoidable around that campaign organization.
Now, Josh Marshall and his intrepid crew of “reporters” are on the make. Anyone who lives in California or a Washington, DC suburb knows that a 200% increase in a real estate sale is not a big deal nowadays. Homes in the Washington suburbs of Maryland and Virginia that were bought just five years ago for $300,000 were being sold a few months ago for almost a million. Clearly Marshall’s crew either lives in Manhattan dwellings or is too busy hanging out in Adams Morgan with the MoveOn.org crowd to understand, well, capitalism.
But Harris’s problem isn’t with her real estate deal, it is more broadly her lack of judgment in entering a race no one wanted her to enter, and doing so knowing that she was damaged goods due to sloppy fundraising practices and poor staffing oversight on Capitol Hill. Hence, her ensnarement in the Duke Cunningham investigation.
We’ve heard that Republicans — Gov. Jeb Bush in particular — are looking for someone who can step in quickly to face off again Sen. Bill Nelson. By all accounts, this is not a race that is a foregone loss. The right man could beat Nelson. But whether they can recruit him is another matter.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?