Friday, September 17, 2010

A Little Bit Nutty and ...

For those of you conservatives who cling to the notion that poor little Christine O'Donnell is being unfairly maligned by elites, consider this devastating piece today in Politico.

O'Donnell borders on being a thief, cannot manage her own financial affairs, openly stiffs campaign vendors and shows shockingly poor judgement. Now conservative icon Charles Krauthammer has weighed in with a column touting the virtues of Buckley's rule:
Bill Buckley -- no Mike Castle he -- had a rule: Support the most conservative candidate who is electable.
I think my favorite part of the Politico piece was the revelation that at her rallies, O'Donnell insisted on distributing thousands of sample packets of suntan lotion with "Don't get burned by higher taxes" written on them.

Everyone thought she was throwing condoms! And she's an abstinence activist! You can't make that up.

I have to stop this. Writing about O'Donnell is simply more fun than a human being should be allowed to have. I will stop. I promise. Tomorrow.


  1. She makes Palin look like a tenured professor.

  2. that is just nuts. if a business was run the way she ran those campaigns, it would be brought up on criminal charges.

  3. I understand that Christine O'Donnell has split the Republican Party (the true conservatives from the Republican establishment) Ordinarily I would consider that a problem, being a conservative and a Republican supporter. However in this case I think that it breathes new life into a party that’s perceived by the general public to be a bunch of old guys that are reluctant to accept new ideas. The thought of traditional values to some is like being condemned to a life of restricted supervision, and it’s presented in such a way that it typically prompts us to rebel against it. By putting a young attractive face on these conventional long-established principals by someone that really believes that this is the best approach for country’s future could quite possibly encourage others to follow suite.

  4. All very true but somehow I haven't managed to find any articles on Rep. Rangel's financial issues. She is wacky but the reality is that her finances, while a mess, are arguably less illegal than those of Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. And let's not forget our Treasury Secretary...

  5. Matt, I, too, would like to see more coverage of Charlie. As for Geithner, don't get me started on him. To think that the treasury secretary is unaware that summer camp tuition isn't tax deductible? It's laughable.
    Victim, that is a really interesting take on the O'Donnell phenomenon. I do agree that whenever someone comes out of nowhere it can be encouraging to others. But it's not helpful if you're from Delaware and want conservative-to-moderate representation.

  6. Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle, a nine-term U.S. representative, in Delaware’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Mike Castle was, and still is the Republican establishments pick to run for that Senate seat. Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer both came out against her saying she’s unelectable. Although I hold both of these men in high regard, I have to disagree with their stance. If Christine O'Donnell won the nomination, and it was won because the voting body of the Republicans liked her message, (and not because of any Democrat intervention) then the Republican establishment should heed this signal, and embrace it for the good of the party, and also give her the support that she has earned. Even if she loses the Senate race it could still be a victory of sorts, if the Republican establishment listens to what these dissatisfied Republicans are trying to tell them.

  7. Just look at the financial mess created in Washington.

    Truth is Republicans and Democrats have failed to be financially responsible to the people...instead being faithful to provide earmarks to special interests groups and passing ridiculous legislation that threatens to bankrupt the country.

    We need to clean house -- and senate!
    Christine cannot be any worse than what we have now...and may be much better at representing the electorate.