Monday, September 20, 2010
Double, double toil and trouble
Does this bit of Christine O'Donnell's distant past spell trouble for her at the ballot box?
From Yahoo -- LINCOLN, Del. – Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is making light of comments she made more than a decade ago when she was in high school about having dabbled in witchcraft.
"How many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school?" she asked fellow Republicans at a GOP picnic in southern Delaware on Sunday.
O'Donnell's comments about witchcraft were made during a 1999 taping of comedian Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" show.
"I dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven," she said on the show, a clip of which hit the Internet as O'Donnell canceled Sunday appearances on two national news shows, citing commitments to attend church and the GOP picnic in Delaware.
"I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do," O'Donnell told Maher.
"One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that," she said. "We went to a movie and then had a little midnight picnic on a satanic altar."
So she made the comments a decade ago and they were about some youthful associations even further back than that. Big whup! I seriously don't think she will be held to account for a dumb thing or two she did in high school. Good grief! If high school were held against us, we'd all be ineligible for every job we've ever held. Only the most strident social conservatives will be bothered by this revelation, and strident social conservatism is something from which the GOP should distance itself. Economic and small-government conservatism is all republicans should be caring about.
Honestly, I wouldn't care if she was a currently practicing witch with a black pointy hat and a wart on her nose. I'd still vote for her if she promised to fight for economic liberty, lower taxes, and small, limited government.
To win a virtual cookie: without cheating, what is the source that is referenced in the title of this post?