Pink Sugar Dissolving in Florida
The profile of flailing GOP Florida Senatorial candidate Katherine Harris (aka "Pink Sugar") in today’s Washington Post is chock full of comedy gold.
"The only way [Harris’ opponent, Democrat] Bill Nelson could lose this," says Darryl Paulson, a political scientist (and Republican) at the University of South Florida, "is if he got himself in a drug-induced stupor and ran naked down the main street of his home town." …
Former chief adviser Ed Rollins, who managed Ronald Reagan’s reelection to the White House in 1984, said working for Harris was like "being in insanity camp." He likened her staff to dogs that have been kicked.
Before he became the first of three campaign managers to quit, Jim Dornan programmed his cellphone to play the theme song from "The Exorcist" when Harris called…[Staffers] worried about what one former field coordinator called her sense of "religious mission." Two former staffers — Rollins and another onetime campaign manager, Jamie Miller — have said Harris told them that God wanted her to be a senator. Rollins adds, "She told me that she thought she could be the first woman president."
The latest polls, by the way, put Harris 20-25 points behind Nelson. So she might want to check in with God again to find out why he changed his mind.