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April 21, 2006

The Importance of Keeping Legislators Well Fed - Damn That Katherine Harris Can Eat Edition

When Katherine Harris isn't saying stupid embarrassing shit and asking her spokessheep to cover for her, she's dining high on the hog. Dinner for two at Citronelle -- for one Mitchell Wade, convicted of bribery and batshit crazy bribee Katherine Harris costs a hefty $2800.

In her interview Wednesday, Harris acknowledged for the first time
that Wade had paid for the dinner at Citronelle, reversing a statement
from her congressional spokeswoman earlier this year.

But in the interview, Harris also said her campaign had, at some point,
"reimbursed" the restaurant.

When asked how she could have reimbursed a business that was owed no
money -- Wade paid the bill that evening -- she abruptly ended the
interview and walked off.

Her spokesman called back an hour later and asked a reporter not to
publish anything Harris had said Wednesday night about the dinner.

On Thursday, Harris' campaign released a two-paragraph statement that
differed from her explanation a day earlier. It stated that Harris
thought her "campaign would be reimbursing" her share of the meal but
later found out that hadn't happened.

You really have to stay on your toes to keep pace with this mover and shaker. Both her creative use of hyperbole and her insatiable appetite for illegal campaign contributions and fancy dinners do indeed send the mind on a whirlwind journey into an abyss teeming with criminal behavior, incomprehensible misstatements and tasty appetizers.