Katherine Harris has said

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Katherine Harris has said she is a “wannabe” Jew and is often mistaken as a Jew by Jews, but this ain’t going to be winning her many friends, Jewish or otherwise:

U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, who has made past comments that raised questions about her religious sensitivity, prayed in a telephone prayer service recently that God would “bring the hearts and minds of our Jewish brothers and sisters into alignment.”

A Harris spokeswoman said Friday that the Longboat Key Republican, who has advocated electing Christian officeholders, was talking about converting Jews to vote Republican, not to Christianity.

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In a prayer at the end of the conference call, she . . . added, “And Father God, right now on the day after the Jewish new year, Father, after the day after atonement, as they enter into their new year, Father God, I just pray that you would bring the hearts and minds of our Jewish brothers and sisters into alignment.” She prayed for the safety of Israel, “your sacred nation, Father.”

Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn’t be better for Democrats in the long run simply to concede the Florida Senate seat to Harris. It would certainly be better for journalists. What will we do without Harris in public life?

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