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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:24 AM
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Harris' chance to change minds
October 22, 2006

After a slew of public campaign gaffes, its to be expected that most people tuning into tonights first U.S. Senate debate will be more focused on Katherine Harris than Bill Nelson.

Harris, a Republican congresswoman from the Sarasota area who is trailing in polls, is under far more pressure than Democrat Nelson, an incumbent who has endured the scrutiny of a live televised debate before.

With just two weeks before the Nov. 7 election, the debate offers Harris one of the most critical chances of the race to present a positive, moderate image to a broad, bipartisan section of voters.

Its important to me, Harris said last week. Its been important to me since Day 1.

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/10/22/State/Harris__chance_...

Oh this should be fun.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:27 AM
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1. We should run a book on...
...whether her head will rotate 360 degrees before or after she starts vomiting the pea soup.

If Nelson provokes her just right, we could be in for a truly legendary meltdown.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:30 AM
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2. It'll be like rubbernecking at an auto accident...
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:32 AM
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3. I thought they'd be more focused on Moxie and Spunk
:popcorn: :beer:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:22 AM
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7. They're more interesting than their owner.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:40 AM
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4. And people say there's no more good comedy on TV nt
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:50 AM
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5. From the article: What to watch for
>snip<
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Experts say Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Katherine Harris will be more successful if they strive for these goals during the debate:

Bill Nelson
Dont get flustered even if she makes outrageous accusations.
Avoid his somewhat wooden demeanor and appear relaxed.
Give clear, concise answers and dont get bogged down in details.

Katherine Harris
Dont attack, instead compare and contrast.
Move to the middle. Be more moderate in answers on issues.
Look and act professional. :rofl:
>snip<

a few additional tips for Kat -
Bring the possum.
Mention your lead in your straw poll - call all other polls silly.
Make sure running mates (Spunk and Moxie) get ample air time.
Insert 'widow's mite' repeatedly into the discussion.
Remind viewers of your commitment to get George selected.
Refresh everyone's memory that you are not a 'target' of FBI investigation.
Bring up 'non-Christians legislate sin' and how God wants you to win.
Don't dribble your extra hot venti triple latte, no fat, no foam, one Sweet'n Low
Tell us you donated a tree to replace the one that fell on that hangar

ok, I'm stopping - for now. It's too early in the morning for this, and I've gotta go make sure we've got some popcorn in the pantry.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:39 PM
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17. Another tip for Nelson ..
try NOT to laugh !!
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:42 PM
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19. or look strangely puzzled
what did she just say?
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:00 AM
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6. Link to watch through the tubes of the internets
http://www.beforeyouvote.org/index.php?p=debates

Please tell me you all will 'watch this with me' and start a thread somewhere so we can share the debate this evening.

Oh, and Kat? You might want to hold off on the caffeine and have a few double shots before the appearance so you won't be nervous. Burn, baby, burn.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:36 AM
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8. You think I would chance
missing a Katherine Harris meltdown on live TV?

See ya later.

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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:10 PM
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15. Oh boy! Thanks!
I was hoping to be able to watch this!

Kinda like "Project Runway" for politicians.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:47 AM
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9. Proof positive that Katherine is taking this debate VERY seriously
She was spotted shopping around for push-up bras.

TlalocW
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:57 AM
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10. It will be interesting to see what the fall-out is from this strategy
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:23 AM
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13. I'm sure she'll show us
She has a lot of support.

TlalocW
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:58 AM
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11. I hope C-SPAN covers this. n/t
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:42 PM
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14. C-SPAN Monday night at 10PM
I just saw this listed.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:04 AM
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12. This oughtta be great entertainment. I'll be tuning in.




Krazy Katie is always good for a laugh.







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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:23 PM
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16. wow, like watching Laurel and Hardy in a room full of banana peels.
predictably good entertainment.
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seasat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:41 PM
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18. I'm tired, I thought it read, Harris' chance to change meds
Comes from being up late with teething younguns. Though I think my initial misread is more appropriate.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:17 PM
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20. If there are any fense sitters regarding whether or not Harris is either..
fucking insane or batshit crazy, the debate should clear that up. LOL

:rofl:
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 PM
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21. Let's see . . .
Ms. Harris has to pull out all the stops.

She'll stand behind the podium, face to camera and torso at three-quarters, take a deep breath, expand her chest and say . . .

Let me get out front on this issue . . . .

The Nelson will talk about her campaign finiances.

Oh, oh, she says. Busted!
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 PM
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22. It WORKED! "I was going to vote for THAT???"
She's gotta be crazy going on statewide tele...oh, wait. She IS crazy.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:46 PM
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23. Kickin' for a heads up reminder.





This oughtta be better than most sitcoms.


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