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  • How Have Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman Not Met Before?!

    If you hear a deafeningly cacophonous boom tonight, that's just the universe exploding

    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is set to meet Sarah Palin tonight, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

    Palin is in Minnesota today for her book tour, and is scheduled to attend a private fundraiser where Bachmann will also be showing up. "I hope I can get a book and maybe get it signed," Bachmann told reporters.

    Let's all just hope, for the sake of fabric of the multiverse, Katherine Harris doesn't also happen to stop by.

    Tags: Books, House of Representatives, Katherine Harris, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota, Sarah Palin
  • Ann Coulter Knows the Real Reason Why Liberals Don't Like Miss California

    Uh oh, guys! Ann Coulter is on to us! She knows the real reason that liberals have a distaste for Carrie Prejean.

    It obviously has nothing at all to do with the fact that she's allowed herself to be the new face of Christian bigotry and anti-homosexual propaganda. That's what we wanted people to think, but Coulter's just too darn clever for us.

    The real reason — I guess I can now admit publically — is that she's pretty

    Not even Dick Cheney can incite the blood-curdling rage of liberals at the sight of a sexy evangelical Christian. Paula Jones, Katherine Harris, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and, most recently, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, have all come under a frenzy of attacks from liberals.

    Christians are supposed to be fat, balding sweaty little men with bad complexions. It's liberals who are supposed to be the sexy ones.

    So, what's Coulter's excuse for why liberals hate her?

    Are we also prejudiced against bone golems?

    Tags: Ann Coulter, California, Carrie Prejean, Katherine Harris, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin
  • There's Only One Katherine Harris, and She Belongs to the GOP

    Things are getting really weird in Al Franken and Norm Coleman's down to the wire race for a Minnesota Senate seat.

    For example, take this little bit of political maneuvering from the GOP…

    Republicans are also questioning the credibility of Minnesota's Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the man tasked with overseeing the recount. A background document distributed by national Republicans portrays Ritchie as a far-left, Democratic version of Katherine Harris, the former Republican secretary of state whose actions helped decide the 2000 presidential election.

    Wait a minute. There was something in there that didn't make any sense at all to me. Let's read it again…

    A background document distributed by national Republicans portrays Ritchie as a far-left, Democratic version of Katherine Harris…

    Nope. Still doesn't make any sense. One more time…

    …a far-left, Democratic version of Katherine Harris…

    Once more…

    …Katherine Harris…

    I'm sorry, but I just cannot, for the life of me, understand what a secretary of state — charged with watching over a statewide recount of a hotly contested election, with a vested interest in particular party's victory, who might possibly take unfair advantage of the power that comes with his or her position — could possibly have to do with Katherine Harris.

    Call me thickheaded, but I'm just completely at a loss. What exactly are they saying about Ritchie? And, by extension, about Harris — the person who, more than possibly anybody else in the world, is responsible for George Bush winning Florida over Al Gore eight years ago?

    Why, they're not saying that…

    …Mark Ritchie wears entirely too much make up, are they?

    (via Crooks and Liars)

    Tags: Al Franken, Al Gore, Florida, George W. Bush, Katherine Harris, Mark Ritchie, Minnesota, Norm Coleman
  • Did Somebody Ask For A Recount?

    Now, we know a lot of you out there in Readerland were disappointed by last night's election. Barack Obama won in a landslide, voting discrepancies were few and far between, and everyone went home with a good feeling– even grumpy old Mr. McCain managed to warm our hearts.

    Well, don't fear, because you're about to get plenty of acrimonious, partisan warfare in Minnesota!

    Incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken appear headed for a certain recount in the razor-thin race, which currently has Coleman leading by just 600 votes out of 2.4 million cast statewide…

    One of the most bitter U.S. Senate races in Minnesota history continued to grind on early this morning, with Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and DFL challenger Al Franken locked in a race that remained too close to call.

    With 98 percent of the returns in, Franken and Coleman were in a virtual tie around 3 a.m. A winning margin of less than one half of 1 percent — now almost certain — would trigger an automatic recount and could delay a result for days while ballots are retabulated across the state.

    By law, the losing candidate can waive a recount, but that seems highly unlikely in this race.

    In anticipation of this next step, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has flashed the much-vaunted Katherine Harris Signal into the sky, summoning the former Florida Secretary of State to the scene.  If there's a recount to be botched, it should be botched by a pro.

    Tags: Al Franken, Florida, Katherine Harris, Minnesota, Norm Coleman, Senate
  • Book 'Em, Katherine Harris!


    Join former United States Senate Pages Dylan and Ethan Ris as they bring you the dish on not just the presidential race but all the exciting triumphs and disgraces inside, outside, and below the Beltway!

    Required Reading! If the Internet has seemed a little sluggish recently, it's probably because nearly every website on the planet has been besieged with pre-orders for the new tell-all book on former U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL)! That's right, the woman who brought you the 2000 Florida recount and the tightest t-shirts ever to appear in a Senate campaign is now the subject of Jamie Miller's forthcoming book, due in 2009!

    Hardcore Harris fans know Miller as one of the three campaign managers to quit the Floridian's failed Senate bid in 2006. No, he wasn't the one whose cell phone played the theme from The Exorcist every time Harris called — that was Jim Dornan, the first manager to quit the campaign. Still, we Pages expect Miller's book to relay many a tale of trashed hotel rooms, fictional tree collapses, and Harris' incessant prayers for the mass-conversion of the Jews — and hopefully a urinal cake with Harris' mug shot thrown in for good measure.

    Meanwhile Harris, who inspired the phrase "you can put lipstick on a pig," has received renewed attention since being played by Laura Dern in the HBO film Recount. Although she was not pleased with Dern's portrayal (inspired by her co-star in Jurassic Park 3), Harris still has ample opportunity to tell her side of the story. See, while Miller's book isn't going to be published until next year, Harris' own memoir, Center of the Storm, is currently available used for one cent on!

    So order both books today and "happy reading" to all of Harris' literate supporters!

    Tags: Congressional Confidential, Katherine Harris