Thursday, April 27, 2006

Here’s Your Hat, Katherine…

Gov. Jeb Bush is dropping a subtle — or not so subtle — hint to Katherine Harris: GET OUT OF THE SENATE RACE!

Once again undercutting U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris, Gov. Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that House Speaker Allan Bense “would be a great United States senator.”

The governor’s remark revives the on-again, off-again speculation that another Republican will wrestle Harris for the GOP nomination. Bense wraps up the legislative session on May 5; the last day to qualify as a U.S. Senate candidate is May 12.

“I think the speaker is committed to finishing the session strong, then he’ll have a chance to look at the race, I’m sure,” Bush said. “I know a lot of people are encouraging him to run, he’s a great leader and he’s an extraordinary person.”

Bush urged Bense to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson last summer. Asked Wednesday if he was still encouraging him to jump in, Bush repeated: “He’s a great leader and an extraordinary person, and he would be a great United States senator.”

Some people just don’t get the idea of “nuance.”