July 14, 2006 02:52 PM
Jeez, Now We Feel All Creepy Again
It was Joe Scarborough, host of the prime-time MSNBC show Scarborough Country and a former Pensacola Republican congressman who was courted last summer by national Republicans to run against Harris. But before he could announce he wouldn't, Harris called major donors and suggested Scarborough would have to answer questions about the strange death of a former staff member in 2001, according to two former high-level Harris staff members, a GOP donor and Scarborough.
Not fast enough for Harris, who called donors like Pensacola developer Collier Merrill. Merrill told The Miami Herald that Harris suggested Scarborough was going to have trouble when "they start asking questions... about that dead girl," Fort Walton Beach staff member Lori Klausutis.
Dornan said he overheard Harris tell more than one donor: "I don't know what he's thinking when he's got this whole issue of a dead intern on his hands."
Going mad? Check. Accusing others of muder? Check. We are totally adding Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte to the poll.
Story of 'Joe's dead intern' began Harris' slide, insiders say [Miami Herald]