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Christine O’Donnell Drives The Boys Wild With Her Mad Teabagging Skillz

Recent college graduate Christine O’Donnell is running for a Senate seat in Delaware (which I am reliably informed is a “state” although they don’t have any major sports teams so I have my doubts) and she is making the boys crazy because they don’t know what to think of the little minx.

Normally someone with the limited experience of O’Donnell wouldn’t have a shot at one of the rare limited edition senatorial seats (only 100 available and there is a waiting list) but some Republicans and their slow-witted so-fat-they-can’t-scratch-their-own-ass trailer-trash Teabagging cousins have lowered the bar for higher end public service to pretty much anyone with tits and the ability to wink on command… even if it takes at least  three tries to get it down to only one eye.

One would think that Jim Geraghty, a  man who looks like he doesn’t get much, would be falling all over O’Donnell, but even he has some standards:

1) She’s running around telling voters she won two of three counties in her last Senate race. It’s not true. One county wasn’t even close. It’s not disturbing to see a candidate for office exaggerating how well they did in the past election, but there’s a scale to this. There’s no way she mistakenly believed that she won a county that she actually lost by 10,000 votes or 14 percentage points; she offers this factoid in the hopes than no one will go back and check.

It’s not merely that it’s not true; it’s that it’s easily and quickly disproven. This isn’t merely a lie; it’s a stupid lie.

2) Sure, the radio interview is hostile. But it doesn’t take long for her to mention to the host that she often defends him from the allegation that he’s on the take from Mike Castle. Her campaign suggests that Scott Rasmussen’s polls aren’t to be trusted because the RNC and NRSC got to him. This is a half-step away from full-blown conspiracy theories. When she doesn’t like what somebody’s telling her, she attacks the messenger. Her demonstrated ability to deal with bad news is… not reassuring.

3) I am remarkably curious as to how she lived on an income of $5,800 in 2009. If she had additional income, she lied on her financial disclosure forms and has violated the law. I need a response better than, “well, Biden did it, too.”

I hear a few “who cares?” responses. Fine, you don’t care. But I do, and I suspect more than a few Delaware voters will care, too.

Erick Erick Erick Erick Erickson has had enough of her and wants to disconnect her respirator but maybe not kill  her totally dead because he hates her opponent Mike Castle even more:

I would rather die a thousand times over via crushing by an anaconda while being torn limb from limb by a jaguar than see Mike Castle in the Senate.

I would rather be slowly run over by a road roller while listening to Janeane Garofalo dialogue from The Truth About Cats and Dogs than see Mike Castle in the Senate.

I’d rather see the Democrat get elected than see Mike Castle get elected. Seriously, I know many of you disagree with me, but if the majority depends on Mike Castle, to hell with the majority.

But I’m moving on from Delaware. The Tea Party Express has a poll coming out showing the race within 5 points. I wish Christine O’Donnell the best. I’d rather her than Castle.

But I’m moving on.

Wow. So many mixed signals. So why is Erick etc. moving on? Because:

As I noted in my original post on Eric Odom, parts of his American Liberty Alliance website became a site for Christine O’Donnell advocacy.

Subsequently, a number of the affiliated individuals went and worked directly for Christine O’Donnell’s campaign. A few weeks ago they left. Around that time I began hearing rumors the O’Donnell campaign was imploding.

The gang that left resurfaced at Liberty.com. The launch day spectacular at Liberty.com was to announce that Mike Castle is having a gay affair on his wife with no proof whatsoever.

When it was pointed out that all the people behind the accusation were O’Donnell campaign staffers, the response was “not any more.”

After a year of direct and indirect advocacy for Christine O’Donnell, it is pretty doggone hard to now stand apart and say “Nope, not campaign related.”

Baloney.

Christine O’Donnell’s campaign did distance her from the video, but the damage is done. These were the people she hired for her campaign. That’s a judgment issue. Likewise, to my knowledge, neither Christine nor her campaign distanced herself until the next day when asked about it on a radio show. In doing so, the Hotline notes, “O’Donnell . . . call[ed] it an “insult” to both Castle and his wife. In the process, though, she repeats the rumor several times.” [Emphasis added]

So, to review: inferring through a cut-out that Mike Castle is gay is unacceptable. Calling outgoing Supreme Court Justice David Souter a “goat-fucking child molester” is something that you put on your resume to the delight of CNN.

Got it.

Jeffrey Lord at the American Spectator is, well, kind of all over the place and seems to be using Christine O’Donnell as a rhetorical beard because what he really wants to do is make sweet manlove to Quin Hillyer:

Over at Riehlword and on Mark Levin’s Facebook page are marvelous pieces defining much more than Delaware’s suddenly heated fight between Christine O’Donnell and Mike Castle.

O’Donnell is taking flak for this or that, this alleged misstatement or that bad radio interview. Including from this piece over at NRO by the estimable Jim Geraghty. And, just posted, is this from my wonderful TAS friend and colleague Quin Hillyer.

Taking flak from good conservatives or, as Mark Levin puts it, conservatives who are more Republican than conservative. Not, as Seinfeld might say, that there’s anything wrong with that! And quite specifically let me make sure we understand Quin Hillyer is not included in my estimation of who is not really conservative. Anyone who knows Quin knows in an earlier life he told Edmund Burke to get on the stick with that French Revolution book, not to mention he still grouses about Wendell Willkie. Mr. Hillyer is many things….short on conservatism is not one of those things.

Okay. We get it. Hillyer = conservative. But…O’Donnell? The lady in the headline?

Conservatism is not a candidate. It’s a movement. Based on a set of rock-solid principles. The fight always is to move the ball forward. The quarterback of the moment is…Fox News Alert….always flawed in some fashion. We could and can pick endlessly at the quarterback who is on the field. The real question is …now and always….are we moving the ball? Elections will be won. They will be lost. The objective is to move the ball.

Christine O’Donnell has the ball. Mike Castle plays for the other side wearing the Republican jersey. Which is why he wants the ball. This confuses many — as it is designed to do.

Uh. Okay. The “ball”. Everybody want “the ball”.

But Riehlworld and Levin have both gotten it right. Not, alas, Brothers Geraghty and Hillyer, the latter of whom will doubtless soak my head in the nearest gin-and-tonic come holiday season when we share our traditional TAS glass.

Then he mentions Cher.

These moments bring to mind that scene from the 1987 film Moonstruck where Cher smacks the smitten Nicholas Cage across the face and bellows: “Snap out of it!”

Well said.

I’ve never actually confused Levin with Cher before, but under the circumstances….

That is like the gayest conservative post I have ever read. I mean Top Gun meets 300 gay. So, really really gay.

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