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Registered Democrat Tries to Run Over Katherine Harris

Old 10-27-04, 02:00 PM
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Registered Democrat Tries to Run Over Katherine Harris

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Katherine Harris's Car Trouble
Cops: Florida man tried to run down controversial Republican

OCTOBER 27--A Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. According to the below Sarasota Police Department report, Barry Seltzer, 46, told cops that he was simply exercising his "political expression" when he drove his car at Harris and several supporters, who were campaigning last night at a Sarasota intersection. Seltzer--pictured at right in a booking photo--allegedly drove up on a sidewalk and headed directly for Harris before swerving "at the last minute." Harris told officers that "she was afraid for her life and could not move as the vehicle approached her," according to the report. For his part, Seltzer--who's a registered Democrat--told cops, "I intimidated them with the car. They were standing in the street." He added, "I did not run them down, I scared them a little!" That explanation did not stop investigators from arresting Seltzer for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. Harris, Florida's former secretary of state, is best known for her role in the aftermath of the state's disastrous 2000 presidential election. (3 pages)
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Doesn't sound like he tried very hard.
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I believe the current theory is that this guy is actually a shill and Karl Rove put him up to it.
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He's from Florida. How can we assume this was intentional?
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He's from Florida.
I heard he was trying to run over Pat Buchanan.

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This is why I like VA. No party registration.
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Old 10-27-04, 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by Red Dog
This is why I like VA. No party registration.
"Virginia is for unaffiliates"?
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...headed directly for Harris before swerving "at the last minute."
Why the fuck did he swerve away at the last minute??



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Originally posted by das Monkey
I heard he was trying to run over Pat Buchanan.

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This guy is an idiot. I hope he gets the maximum sentence.

Edit: By "this guy," I mean Barry Seltzer, not das Monkey.

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Old 10-27-04, 02:39 PM
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They were standing in the street... yet he had to dive up on the sidewalk? Riggghhttt.

He drove toward her and turned at the last minute, knowing full well that he was intimidating her, in fact admitting that it was his prime intention to do so? Isn't that legally considered a threat?
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Originally posted by Mutley Hyde
They were standing in the street... yet he had to dive up on the sidewalk? Riggghhttt.

He drove toward her and turned at the last minute, knowing full well that he was intimidating her, in fact admitting that it was his prime intention to do so? Isn't that legally considered a threat?

Yeah, but maybe he shouted "I love you Katherine" at the same time. I say we go by the intent of the driver.
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Originally posted by wendersfan
He's from Florida. How can we assume this was intentional?
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Another Dem disenfranchised.
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Originally posted by VinVega
Another Dem disenfranchised.
And one who probably will be in jail on election day.
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And one who probably will be in jail on election day.
Which means no one named "Seltzer" will be allowed to vote in Florida.
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My favorite part of the story from the CNN website was when Seltzer states "I was exercising my political expression," Seltzer told police, according to the report.
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And one who probably will be in jail on election day.
Hope he already mailed his absentee ballots

Seriously, this guy has really crossed the line and needs a nice long jail sentence.
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Did they talk about the part where beams shot out of Harrismonster's eyes and how she destroyed the car with her mind bullets...
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Did they talk about the part where beams shot out of Harrismonster's eyes and how she destroyed the car with her mind bullets...
I think the pound and a half of make-up she usually wears scared them off.
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I think the pound and a half of make-up she usually wears scared them off.
No, they cleaned her up when they set her up for her Congressional seat. She was looking to run for Senate before even completing 2 terms in Congress, but I'm sure someone in her party advised her that such an attempt wouldn't be "prudent," ie she'd lose pretty convincingly.
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He added, "I did not run them down, I scared them a little!"
Ever hear of "assault?" Yeah, you might want to ask your attorney about that.

Still - it's kinda like Chris Rock once said about OJ: "Now I'm not saying he shoulda killed her... <i>but I understand.</i>"

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