Is Katherine Harris Drunk?

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Kieran Healy of Crooked Timber thinks so (and with a name like Kieran Healy, you figure they know a drunk when they see one).

Check out this Hannity & Colmes video of the congresswoman who, as Florida's Secretary of State, presided over the Chad and Jeremiad controversy of '00 and has just announced her run for U.S. Senate (over opposition from many GOP stalwarts).

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  1. Can anyone think of a reason why she’s standing stiffly in semi-profile like that? Just one?

    Or maybe two?

    Hey, look at that, I’m sta-

  2. I don`t know if she is drunk , but she sure is HOT!!
    Looks like her chest is on Levitra.

  3. Man, talk about racist Irish statements!

  4. Chill, Finn, it’s one of those “don’t you call my bitch mother a bitch!” things.

    Gillespie isn’t a Hungarian name.

  5. Funny, I thought the same thing when I saw that interview.

  6. whoops, sorry, I didn’t realize he had shanty cred!

  7. Dammit, Finn, I’m going to come over there and kick your ass, just as soon as I’m done crying over my mother.

    Jaysus, all she ever did was work her fingers to the bone…

  8. She was pretty buzzed, if not outright drunk. That was about a 4-5 drink slur she had going there. H&C suck. If that was Howard Stern doing the interview she’d have been topless by the 4th minute.

  9. That was downright weird. She sounded not only drunk but also s-t-o-o-p-i-d. Did she almost forget the name of her hometown? She brought a few blonde jokes to mind.

  10. I’m glad it’s not just me who picked up on this.

    Dear God help me. Now I have an urge to bang Katherine Harris.

    That was even more provocative than the “in jeans and T-shirt on a horse photo.”

    I mean, for a congresscreature … she’s much hotter than Ted Kennedy.

  11. Now here’s a Republican Ted Kennedy can get behind.
    Hey, she says she’s a “conservative progressive..”

  12. It’s creepy to hear a woman of a certain age (cantelevered flying butresses or not) speak like a sorority girl. “Quite frankly” comes out as “Qua fuh-rrraNN-kul-eee”.

    She was probably a hell of a lot of fun back at ol’ U of F.

  13. I’m sure she’s all for government enlargement, too.

  14. She’s fine. Here responses were all perfectly coherent boilerplate-if she was a little bit buzzed, more credit to her for holding it together. This is a tempest in a D cup.

  15. She can enlarge *my* government any day!

  16. Oh, go hump a carpet, Furey…

  17. Wow. My chad ain’t hanging anymore.

  18. Joe: Lots of magazines and “style coaches” tell women that the 3/4 profile is the most flattering angle for photos or video. (Doesn’t seem to help me.)

    It took a minute, but then I realized – she’s posing exactly like the models in the old Playtex Cross My Heart commercials. And yeah, I think she’s drunk, and she’s a giggly drunk, which I’d expect from such a sorority-girly type.

  19. Who the hell stands sideways for a talking head interview?

    And has Daily Show picked this up yet?

    Speaking of hot politicians, Mary Cary is coming to the strip club down the street from where I work. Anyone got any questions for her?

  20. Jeff,

    Yes. I have two questions for you to ask her:

    1. What is your opinion of state and federally funded tax credits for consumers who purchase hybrid vehicles?

    2. Have you ever done it with a midget?

  21. Jeff,

    “Can you make change?”

  22. Holy shit, she’s gotta be batshit insane. She was acting like one of those dumb tramps on the latenite ads for 1-900 sex numbers that usually grace the Howard Stern show on E! I half expected her to ask Colmes, “so, big boy, what’s YOUR fantasy?”

    Which would all be great if she wasn’t a vile, hideous beast hiding behind botox, plastic surgery, 35oz of makeup, and a big doofy smile.

  23. Man, now there could be another Senator that would let me pester her hindquarters.

  24. Watching that clip again, I think she’s getting it from behind while being interviewed. Watch it again, and note how many of her quirks seem…involuntary.

  25. Adam,

    I hate you for making me think of Ted Kennedy behind her.

  26. STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!!!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!

    you all asked for it.

    AYN RAND NAKED
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    and it’s a COLD DAY OUTSIDE

    hrumph.
    drf

  27. That was kinda weird. At first, I found her demeanor to be quite icky but as the video continued, I sorta found her attractive. I wonder if she’d be a lota fun to have sex with? What? Who said that??

    When in the throes of election stuff, politicians so often come off as jerks cuz their fronting like crazy.

    Far more important is that her last NTU rating is B+. Not bad at all for this measure of the fiscal frugality of her voting record:

    http://www.ntu.org/main/components/ratescongress/details_all_years.php3?house_id=823

  28. …make that: “cuz *they’re* fronting like crazy”

    Preview button damn it!

  29. She’s a man baby! A man! 🙂

  30. “AYN RAND NAKED
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    and it’s a COLD DAY OUTSIDE”

    Stop it. You’re making me hot.

  31. If she manages to get elected, I have a feeling the acronym “SILF” will gain popular usage.

    Not that “I” think she should be the junior SILF from Florida.
    No-siree!

  32. I thought Harris looked just great. And as far as being loaded? — Well, there’s another Senator that comes to mind…

    And maybe – shaky qualifications aside — running against the Republican grain might be just what the party, and the country need.

    Just my opinions.

  33. “Ahhh saah iyt on the weyb, Allan.”

    I’m with Hakluyt. She’s a man, baby! But this is a great step for GLBTs everywhere. Think about it: the first Republican transgender Senate nominee. That’s a step in the direction of tolerance for the Republican party.

    I also love how Fox News makes an issue of personal attacks and “mean comments”. What is this, Mean Girls starring Lindsey Lohan? I mean, if she weren’t a total idiot, maybe she would find flaky questions like that a bit patronizing as a senatorial candidate. Seriously, WTF? If I were running for senate, I would completely dismiss bullshit questions like that, or just end the interview early since the journalists clearly weren’t taking me seriously.

    I’ll give you she has a nice body…but money will buy anybody good breast implants. Buttah face? Please.

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