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Thursday, June 08, 2006

She Likes Turtles


The NY Times has a quick little piece on Katherine Harris' sinking ship:
"She has absolutely no chance of winning," said former Representative Joe Scarborough, a Pensacola Republican who was courted strongly by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to oppose Ms. Harris but declined.

Mr. Scarborough, the host of "Scarborough Country" on MSNBC, said Ms. Harris "seems to be detached from reality these days."
The straight dope from Scarborough country!
In interviews, Ms. Harris projects a somewhat frenetic personality, speaking in rapid-fire cadences, fussing incessantly with her hair and barraging aides with questions and road directions ("We have a detour to Starbucks on the way -- Quickest way to Venice is down Fruitville").

Sometimes she will burst forth midsentence upon noticing something out the window ("Hey, there's one of my bumper stickers!").
C'mon: She's just narrating her own life.

"New Oldsmobiles are in early this year."

(A no-prize if you can match that quote with its movie.)
When a supporter in a Venice veterans hall said he once witnessed Ms. Harris leave her vehicle to escort a turtle across a highway, she became gravely serious.

"All of my life I have stopped for turtles," she said firmly, even defensively, as if someone had challenged her commitment to turtle safety.
Please, Katherine, make that your top priority: Stop the slaughter.

The road to victory is lined with tiny little turtle fences.
As Ms. Harris hugged and hand-shaked her way toward the hall exit, the song "Y.M.C.A." came on. The mostly empty dance floor filled with aging veterans and their wives, one of whom spotted Ms. Harris and summoned her.

She obliged. And then commenced another unforgettable moment, Katherine Harris, arms over her head, dancing to "Y.M.C.A."

Bet she does a mean "Macarena."

More later...


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