I believe it was Emerson who once wrote that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.
Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL), running for Senate in her state, knows no such hobgoblins. The Recount Queen has managed to flip-flop on her biggest campaign promise to date, which she made less than two weeks ago.
On the March 15 edition of Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes, Harris told the world she planned to spend $10 million she received from her father’s death on her campaign.
On March 21, she told the world on ABC’s Nightline that she planned to sell all of her assets to put towards her campaign.
Due largely to her repeating the phrase, “I’m putting everything on the line,” folks assumed she meant she was adding that cash to the inheritance money she’d already pledged to spend. In other words, we understood she was actually putting “everything” on the line.
But now her campaign says she’s not spending her inheritance, only her liquidated assets, which Harris says also total $10 million.
Money quote: “I think I’m being pretty clear,” her campaign spokeswoman Morgan Dobbs told the Orlando Sentinel.
(Thanks to reader EB for the tip.)