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Christine O'Donnell's Fight Against Being Labeled

Okay, So Christine "dabbled" in witchcraft. Got it.

Quick thought: How about we let voters decide which candidates they should elect based on their behavior in High School? C'mon folks. It's not like she continued in this and is running on the "Bewitched" ticket. Oy-gevalt.

However, I will say she definitely made Mike Castle disappear.

Here's the clip of O'Donnell explaining her witchcraft story from years ago.

Liberals love to make conservative Christians out to be nut jobs. But the truth is this would only be a big story if she actually joined the local witch chapter or continued in it. She didn't. End of story. (Even though some people will think she's a little strange because of this story)

The bigger problem for O'Donnell this weekend was that she cancelled two national media appearances on Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday. You don't want to look like you're running from the media and don't have your act together. Bad PR.

More on the O'Donnell story below.

"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.

"There's been no witchcraft since. If there was, Karl Rove would be a supporter now," O'Donnell jokingly assured the crowd.O'Donnell, a conservative Christian activist, rode a surging tide of tea party activism to an upset victory over GOP moderate Michael Castle, Delaware's longtime congressman and former two-term governor. She faces Democratic county executive Chris Coons in November.

Rove, the former GOP strategist and adviser to President George W. Bush, has suggested that O'Donnell's win in last week's GOP primary cost Republicans a chance to retake the Senate seat long held by Democrat Joe Biden before he was elected vice president.

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."

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.

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Comments on this post

# RE: Christine O'Donnell's Fight Against Being Labeled

Yeah David, we get it. Everyone has "dabbled" in something at one time or another in their lives. Hate to think thats the only reason she cancelled.Conservative christians aren't adverse to labelling liberals either in case you hadn't noticed.But thats politics ,ovy gevalt. Lets talk about her alledged misuse of campaign funds, thats probably why she cancelled.The Tea Party is propping up all these fringe candidates without doing the homework first. It will come back to bite them down the road.
Left by josta45 on Sep 20, 2010 11:17 PM

# RE: Christine O'Donnell's Fight Against Being Labeled

She is in my prayers. There is so much darkness in the political stream, and I pray that it all gets brought to light, so we all can start afresh and rebuild out country with honesty, truth, and loyalty.
Left by Carol on Sep 21, 2010 11:40 PM