Whatever else you say about George W. Bush, at least he’s a loyal friend, right?
Try telling that to Katherine Harris. She took a bullet for the team, stealing Florida’s crucial electoral votes in 2000 and making herself a hated figure (outside the base) as a result. She got elected to Congress from a safe district, but now wants to run statewide, where the pros are convinced she’ll get creamed by Bill Nelson.
So Bush, through puppetmeister Rove, is trying to force her out of the race. So far, it’s not working, according to Florida Blues, but there’s at least one candidate still in the pipeline.
But the incident makes clear what Bush means by “valuing loyalty.” He values loyalty to George W. Bush, and sets a good example by being loyal to himself, first, last, and always.