One of the statements is not like the other one …
Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a “nation of secular laws” and that the separation of church and state is a “lie we have been told” to keep religious people out of politics.”If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris told interviewers from the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention.
… and …
Harris campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Marks would not answer questions about the Harris interview. Instead, she released a two-sentence statement.
“Congresswoman Harris encourages Americans from all walks of life and faith to participate in our government,” it stated. “She continues to be an unwavering advocate of religious rights and freedoms.”
from the Washington Post. I wonder if that’s what conservatives had in mind when they said things like this:
Not very long ago, the term conservatives most often used to describe Katherine Harris was “rock star.” Writing in The Weekly Standard, John Podhoretz praised her as “a local official in Florida who looked to the letter of the law for guidance at a time when we needed the law the most.” [TNR]