Katherine Harris Is a Force of Nature (Among Other Things)
Congresswoman Katherine Harris folds out conveniently into a comfortable hide-a-bed. (AP)
You cannot stop Katherine Harris. You can only hope to contain her. As she told some room full of old Floridians yesterday:
"Perhaps in some elite circles, the reason I have not gotten more support... is because they don't believe I can be controlled[.]"
No man can tame her. No blouse can rein her in. No sweater can hold her back.
And hey, in that Center for Public Integrity report we glossed over and partially misread earlier today, there's this little gem of a Katherine Harris anecdote:
At least 150 forms list no sponsor. In one such instance in 2003, Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., was a guest at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla., site of the Restoration Weekend event Nov. 14-16. Harris's form shows that her hotel room cost $1,032 and her meals $259.56. But it fails to reveal the trip's sponsor, itinerary or purpose, instead referring the reader to an attached three-page agenda.
Rest of the story, after the jump.
The agenda designates 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 15 as "Free time for swimming, golf, tennis, shopping, etc." It also notes that DeLay was a scheduled keynote speaker on the 15th, and was to be introduced by National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre. But it doesn't list the trip sponsor.
Restoration Weekend is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, a conservative, Los Angeles-based nonprofit that, according to its Web site "is dedicated to defending the cultural foundations of a free society" and is led by David Horowitz, "a man who has been called 'the left's most brilliant and articulate nemesis'."
Asked about the failure to list a sponsor in the filing, Harris' chief of staff Fred Asbell acknowledged that the disclosure form "was not filled out properly." Her office later filed an amended form, naming the sponsor, stating the purpose of the trip and adjusting the hotel and meal costs downward, to $717 and $120, respectively.
Harris says Republican Party support lags because she can't be controlled [AP via gainesville.com]