Tuesday, October 31, 2006


The way the polls are looking, Katherine Harris will have to find another way to make some money after she loses to Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate race, and her congressional term ends in January.

According to the Washington Post, that may be as an author. Ms. Harris told reporter Libby Copeland that she plans to write a tell-all book after the election in which she promises to expose those people who she says have wronged her.

This includes, but is not necessarily limited to: the Republican leaders who didn't want her to run, the press that has covered her troubled campaign, and the many staffers who have quit her employ, whom she accuses of colluding with her opponent...

"I've been writing it all year," she says in that kittenish voice. She often smiles and cocks her head as if she's letting you in on a secret. "It's going to be a great book."

The former Florida Secretary of State has written one book, Center of the Storm, in which she writes anecdotes about her role in the 2000 presidential election debacle...probably not bothering to mention her clear conflict of interest as both the state's chief election official and co-chairman of the Florida Bush-Cheney campaign.

Ms. Harris claims that she has evidence that former staff members leaked information to the Nelson campaign, and has said a number of times that it would come out after the election.

But the Orlando Sentinel political blog Central Florida Political Pulse notes that Word of the book prompted one former top staffer to say that given the way Harris insisted on rewriting even minor press releases, the book will never be done.


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