New possibility for Tea Party campaign song, especially given the latest Christine O’Donnell revelations, based on Bill Maher’s boffo tape from O’Donnell’s appearance on Politically Incorrect in 1999:
O’DONNELL: I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. … I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. [...]
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. … We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.
Politically Very Incorrect. Possibly explains O’Donnell’s sudden cancellation of scheduled appearances on Face The Nation and even Fox.
Let me just state for the record that I sympathize with O’Donnell’s dalliance with the weird, just as I sympathize with her financial difficulties (though there may be more fire under that smoke). It’s not really too much of a stretch for me to see her side on dabbling with the Evil One, or on her once-upon-a-time anti-masturbation campaigning, or even on what she was trying to get at when she said she didn’t believe God would ever force her to lie. Yet even I, naturally flexible as I am, find myself getting a bit sore here. I don’t know how cool and stretchable the voters of Delaware are. And O’D may fail for other reasons – just from overall comes-across-as-weird-lightweight-ness, not any particular attention-grabber.
In other news, Sarah Palin has suggested that she might just be ready to give 2012 a shot, but only if the audience claps as hard as it can. Picking up on the day’s political themes with unusual aplomb, the DNC rushed out the following video: