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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060803/ap_on_el_se/florida_senate_harris_5

Katherine Harris, the Jeb Bush chum who made headlines for blocking the Gore/Bush recount in 2000, sounds like she’s in trouble. Get a load of these accusations, brought to light by another Republicrony’s dirty money trial:

Wade admitted giving Harris $32,000 in illegal campaign contributions. Harris sought $10 million in federal money to help Wade’s company, MZM Inc., set up a Navy counterintelligence program in her district. The request was rejected.

Harris has said that she was not aware of the illegal contributions and that she was only trying to bring high-wage jobs to her district.

In February, Wade pleaded guilty to bribing former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, in exchange for help in getting $150 million in Pentagon contracts.

Bribery to get special deals, contracts, and pork. Disgusting. Especially when you consider that the Republicans are apt to dismiss minorities or the poor as “special interest groups.” Add that pejorative to my favourite rightwing bugbear, “activist judges.” The Republicans seem unaware of their descent into irony, though I assume some heartless spinmeister out there is consciously and contentedly wallowing in his own crapulence…

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