Friday, April 21, 2006

Katherine Harris and Global Domination

Florida Representative Katherine Harris (FL-13) is perhaps the most inept candidate in the history of American politics. Harris remains in hot water over a dinner she had with convicted felon Mitchell Wade. Wade who earned his jail time for his bribery of convicted Republican felon Randy "Duke" Cunningham, provided Harris with a $2,800 dollar dinner last year.

U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris took responsibility Friday for her campaign not reimbursing her share of a meal with a disgraced defense contractor at an exclusive Washington restaurant that reportedly cost $2,800.
In a statement, Harris said that she gave a charity $100, "which will more than adequately compensate for the cost of my beverage and appetizers" from the meal with Mitchell Wade. He has pleaded guilty to bribing former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., who was sent to prison earlier this month for bribery.


Harris said that Wade "purchased several expensive bottles of wine which he took home with him uncorked - this is apparently the reason the bill was so high." She didn't confirm the total amount of the bill for the meal early last year.
So...Harris gives $100 to a "charity" (more about that below) and claims that Wade took "several expensive bottles of wine" home. Apparently, Costco was closed and Wade had to do his shopping at a restaurant. We all know how much restaurants discount their wine lists.

Harris' story on this meal keeps changing, which could explain why most of her experienced campaign staff has bailed out over the last several weeks. Politicians spin the facts and sometimes play fast and loose with the truth, but most understand when they have gone to far. Not Harris.

Now to Harris' $100 donation to Global Dominion Impact Ministries.... This is an interesting "charity" to say the least. It looks like a mom and pop organizations supported by a small group of friends. What is most curious about the venture is the fact that despite what appear to be routine prayer meetings and musical ministry, this organization has no published meeting place.

Check out their web site. You get a P.O. Box and a phone number. That's it. It looks like a web page that was thrown together one afternoon and not updated since. Check out the organizations calendar. A raft of weekly events are listed, with no location. A closer look at the events shows that the calendar is populated with a series of reoccurring events that may or may not even be taking place.

The same calendar shows only two Sunday events for this evangelic organization. Neither has a location listed.

How much in tune with the way Harris does business.