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July 05, 2005

Yeah, This is Just Who Florida Needs in the US Senate

Not only did she use her mystical powers to crown George Bush as President, but now we find out that Katherine Harris spent state money to trying to magically cure citrus canker.

Four years ago, as the state labored to eradicate citrus canker by
destroying trees, officials rejected other disease-fighting techniques,
saying unproven methods would waste precious time and resources.

But for more than six months, the state, at the behest of then-Secretary
of State Katherine Harris, did pursue one alternative method -- a very
alternative method.

Researchers worked with a rabbi and a cardiologist to test "Celestial
Drops," promoted as a canker inhibitor because of its "improved fractal design," "infinite levels of order" and "high energy and low entropy."

But the cure proved useless against canker. That's because it was water --
possibly, mystically blessed water.

The "product is a hoax and not based on any credible known science," the
state's chief of entomology, nematology and plant pathology wrote to
agriculture officials and fellow scientists after testing Celestial Drops
in October 2001.


So why did Florida spend months discussing and developing test
protocols for Celestial Drops?

The initial push came from Harris, now a U.S. House representative and
candidate for U.S. Senate. Harris, the granddaughter of legendary citrus
baron Ben Hill Griffin Jr., said she was introduced to one of the
product's promoters, New York Rabbi Abe Hardoon, in 2000.

Maybe we should sprinkle some of that holy water over Iraq and Afghanistan. Since we've made such a mess of things over there, I don't see how it could hurt. And for that matter, how about flicking a few drops on Medicare and Social Security. But why stop there? Maybe these magical Celestial Drops can cure cancer, provide a good education for all children and stop hunger and AIDS worldwide!

via Crooks and Liars


  • At July 05, 2005, Blogger Alicia said…

    Is there anyone quite so loathsome as Katherine Harris? I used to live in Sarasota, and I saw her type all over - greedy, vain, incompetent dilettante society wanna-be-somebody-so-bad...she is the vilest. Hasn't she done enough damage already?


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