Best Of 2005

BEST KOOKY CAMPAIGN: Randall Terry for Florida Senate

Things ’round Operation Rescue were slowing down after laws and court rulings made it tougher for anti-abortion activists to harass scared little teenagers. So its founder, Randall Terry, has found another calling: campaigning for public office. Terry, a Republican (natch), has picked a primary fight with another Republican, Florida Senator Jim King from Jacksonville, who apparently is not Republican enough. This time out, Terry is fueled by his failure to “save” Terri Schiavo’s life. For those with short memories, it was Terry who said of abortion doctors in 1995, “When I, or people like me, are running the country, you’d better flee, because we will find you, we will try you and we will execute you.” Now he’s apparently expanding his death list to include fellow Republicans. Lighten up, Francis.