Much has been made of Christine O’Donnell’s surprising win over the former governor of Delaware, Mike Castle for Republican senate candidate. It appeared that even O’Donnell was surprised herself. Why has so much been made over O’Donnell rather than the others, especially the guy with the porno email? Simple. Christine O’Donnell has a paper/video trail a mile long. She is not obscure.
O’Donnell is an attractive 41 year old woman who has appeared at least 22 times on Bill Maher’s show, Politically Incorrect. O’Donnell was the Christian Activist on the panel. Additionally, she ran at least once against Joe Biden for senator. She has been a spokesperson for Concerned Women for American, and she was the president and founder of S.A.L.T. (Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth). People know too much about her.
She has made public statements about masturbation being adultery. She has confessed to dabbling in witch craft. She has opposed abortion for any reason, including rape and incest. She has some ethics problems about her resume, her graduation from college, and some unpaid college loans. She has said the current president is so liberal he is unAmerican. The list of extreme statements goes on.
O’Donnell appears to be camera savvy. She is no stranger to smiling. She has a beautiful smile. Even Bill Maher said she is a genuinely nice person (and that Palin was mean). But O’Donnell just doesn’t know much about government and the ways of the political world. She appears to be a good Christian culture warrior and confirms many of our suspicions about the collective tea parties being collections of religious right.
The real question is, what is she going to be able to so about that ‘paper trail’ of stupid remarks? *I* don’t care that she dabbled in witchcraft. To each his own, but I sure don’t think her base is going to like to learn that. How can the tea party rebuke charges of extremism with this kind of representation? I don’t see how they can. She is an extremist by many people’s standards.
O’Donnell has cancelled her Sunday appearances on TV.