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Why do corrupt people love God more?

Posted by direwolff on August 27, 2006

Probably because they need God more.

It always seems that the more a politician invokes the name or image of God, the higher the likelihood that they’re involved in some sort of significant corruption. Well, this tune has been played over and over by so many GOP politicians that it’s almost overplayed, so this latest installment is just par for the course. But this time, it’s a case of what “comes around goes around” where the latest to succumb to this hypocrisy is none other than U.S. Representative Katherine Harris.

Of course, this story starts out of course where her deep convictions where she says:

Separation of church and state is “a lie we have been told,” Harris said in the interview, adding that separating religion and politics is “wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers.”

“If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris added.

How’s that for the perfect set-up for the inevitable mud in her eye, as the article reminds us:

Harris has been trailing in recent polls and has also faced the resignations of campaign staff members.

State GOP leaders – including Gov. Jeb Bush – don’t think the 49-year-old Harris can win and tried to find someone else to run instead against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November. Fundraising has lagged, frustrated campaign workers have defected in droves and the issues have been overshadowed by news of her dealings with a corrupt defense contractor who gave her $32,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

I guess her Judeo-Christian values don’t extend to illegal campaign contributions. Heck, given the fact that she’s not likely to win I guess I can’t blame her, but its the hypocrisy that really disgusts me here.

More ethical lapses by Harris can be found here.

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