No restrospective analysis of the past eight years would be complete without a tip of the ol' Connecticut Stetson to Katharine Harris. Without her outstanding work in mismanaging the 2000 Florida election, none of the subsequent glory of my two brilliant terms would ever have come to pass. Many have questioned the authenticity of her role in that flawlessly executed plan, particularly in light of her selection as "Dumbest Congresswoman of 2006." Make no mistake, we knew exactly what we were doing in using her. Her subsequent trainwreck of a political career effectively guaranteed that no one would ever take her seriously in the event she decided to come clean about the Sunshine State dirty tricks Jeb and Karl did on her watch.