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Christine O'Donnell's Younger Years: Forget Witchcraft, Think Media Godess
Politics Daily ^ | 24/9/10 | Suzi Parker

Posted on 09/24/2010 3:51:43 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

Bless her heart. Christine O'Donnell has a lot of people angry at her -- Wiccans, Satanists, Bill Maher, and even some Republicans.

No small feat, but reflecting on O'Donnell's history, it's par for the course.

Maher made an appearance on "Hardball With Chris Matthews" Tuesday night to discuss O'Donnell, who made more than 20 appearances on his "Politically Incorrect" show years ago. Over the weekend, O'Donnell, who is the Republican Senate nominee in Delaware, said she made comments like the one about dabbling in witchcraft to help Maher with ratings.

Maher called foul.

"It's funny to me, Chris, because this is the woman who claimed on another one of our 'Politically Incorrect' episodes from the '90s that she would not lie, even in the case of hiding Anne Frank in her attic," Maher told Matthews. "Eddie Izzard confronted her and said, 'Really? If Hitler was at the door and you had Anne Frank in the attic, you wouldn't lie?' She said, 'No. God would find a way.' "

Perhaps, Maher did want ratings, but O'Donnell had her own agenda as a young, firebrand former Catholic-turned-Evangelical Christian pushing her message. She said on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Tuesday night that she viewed such appearances as a ministry and that she was excited back then about her new-found faith.

Some will laugh at her naivete, and likely doubt the veracity of her statement, but I know plenty of people who, in their teens and twenties in the Bible belt, tossed their heavy metal albums into the roaring fireplace and began quoting the Gospel.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicsdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
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It has legs.
1 posted on 09/24/2010 3:51:46 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

What has legs?


2 posted on 09/24/2010 3:53:38 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: Eleutheria5
"Eddie Izzard confronted her and said, 'Really? If Hitler was at the door and you had Anne Frank in the attic, you wouldn't lie?' She said, 'No. God would find a way.' "

Can't say if she is an idiot now, but we know she was an idiot then. Of course, I was quite the idiot in my youth, too. Lucky for me, it wasn't taped and broadcast on television.

3 posted on 09/24/2010 3:54:41 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: Huck

this story. It won’t go away. Keeps expanding. Keeps getting air time.


4 posted on 09/24/2010 3:57:00 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( They cry "Piece, piece." And there is no peace.)
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To: Huck

Me I thought I was a Liberal when I was a kid 40 years ago. I have not changed any of my opinions hardly at all since then and now I am a far right extremist? This should tell us something.


5 posted on 09/24/2010 3:57:54 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Huck

So now she would lie to Hitler about Anne Frank being in her attic? I don’t think I ever watched Politically Incorrect, but it sounds like the entire show is devoted to idiocy. Small wonder she never became a “media goddess” with an outlet like that, and questions like that. What this has to do with her run for public office in Delaware still eludes me. It’s just an appalling side show, brought to us courtesy of Carl Rove.


6 posted on 09/24/2010 4:04:45 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( They cry "Piece, piece." And there is no peace.)
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To: Eleutheria5
this story. It won’t go away. Keeps expanding. Keeps getting air time. Plus, I keep posting it here on FreRepublic. It just won't die!

< snickering > (kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy there, dontcha think?)

ROFLMFWCAO!!!!!

;-/

8 posted on 09/24/2010 4:13:04 AM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: Eleutheria5

The left is really afraid she will say no in congress to tax hikes, government rationed healthcare, etc, eh?


9 posted on 09/24/2010 4:14:18 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’ve never seen the show either. What this has to do with her run for office is to try to convince people she’s an idiot.


10 posted on 09/24/2010 4:15:32 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I know plenty who dabbled in witchcraft and more ..but they didnt go on Mahers show saying silly things...that said..all she has to do is please her voters...thats who matters to her. and as greta said just what are qualifications for senate? many in dc are not qualified to be street sweeper. no offense to street sweepers.


11 posted on 09/24/2010 4:17:53 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Gargantua

Well, then, the several hundred posts in response to my last post are part of that self-fulfilling prophesy, aren’t they? Bull#$@. This story has legs, but it doesn’t get them from Free Republic. Carl Rove’s considerable malice and media savvy, and the ample record of her appearances on that idiotic show have more to do with it.


12 posted on 09/24/2010 4:18:36 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( They cry "Piece, piece." And there is no peace.)
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To: Eleutheria5
self-fulfilling prophesy, aren’t they? Bull#$@.

Profanity: How small minds try to speak with strength?

13 posted on 09/24/2010 4:21:38 AM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: don-o

1. Question marks? How dull wits try to sound honed?
2. Upper-case fourth-row random keys do not constitute profanity.
3. Aw, buzz off. I gotta go pay attention to my eight-year-old. All for now.


14 posted on 09/24/2010 4:26:38 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( They cry "Piece, piece." And there is no peace.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I wish conservatives would stay away from Bill Maher’s show. He just uses them as cannon fodder.

My Congressional Representative, Jack Kingston, has gone on the show quite a few times. And I think it weakens him; makes him look like he’s courting the liberal’s favor.

Want to engage in a real debate? Go ahead, but stay away from shows like Maher’s. It’s undignified.


15 posted on 09/24/2010 4:31:53 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Eleutheria5

Nice. Add a personal attack to violation of the no profanity rule. Roll on!


16 posted on 09/24/2010 4:32:44 AM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: Eleutheria5
Let's see I seem to recall some song lyrics:
That old black magic has me in its spell,
that old black magic that you weave so well.
Those icy fingers up and down my spine
That same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine.
The same old tingle that I feel inside,
So hmmmm, who is it that is practicing witchcraft. With Obama sending tingles into people like Matthews one has to wonder.
17 posted on 09/24/2010 4:33:51 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Eleutheria5

Then stop posting it.


18 posted on 09/24/2010 4:36:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Eleutheria5
Yeah. Plus, I keep posting these obscure articles no one would ever even see if I didn't, right here on FreeRpublic. It just won't go awaaayyyy! And I am, like, you know, like, freaking out!

I wonder what my excuse will be when she wins it going away... ?

Hmmmmm.... I didn't think of that....

8^D

19 posted on 09/24/2010 4:37:31 AM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: Eleutheria5
What makes me question her judgment is that she appeared on Politically Incorrect 20+ times. I hated that show.
20 posted on 09/24/2010 4:38:11 AM PDT by neefer (Big city turn me loose and set me free.)
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To: Eleutheria5

So Wiccans, Satanists, Bill Maher, and even some Republicans don’t like O’Donnell?

Now add Chris Matthews and you’ve got like only a bigger group of dunces.

Everyone sees the story for what it is - a hit piece formed out of desperation.


21 posted on 09/24/2010 4:39:02 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Eleutheria5
Over the weekend, O'Donnell, who is the Republican Senate nominee in Delaware, said she made comments like the one about dabbling in witchcraft to help Maher with ratings.

She didn't say that. When she said she was helping Maher's ratings it was an off-hand joke and a reference to his current show.

22 posted on 09/24/2010 4:39:28 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: 1010RD

media is just looking for ratings, after all O’Donnell is cute. If she were ugly, they wouldn’t even pay attention to her. They also want to steer away from bozo just to keep us in the dark.


23 posted on 09/24/2010 4:46:18 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: neefer

“What makes me question her judgment is that she appeared on Politically Incorrect 20+ times. I hated that show.”

Exactly what I was thinking. Did she like the guy? Was she just fascinated at being on TV? Were her politics in line with Maher? Twenty shows!!! She was more than a guest. She was a member of the cast.


24 posted on 09/24/2010 4:47:54 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Eleutheria5

you actually think anyone that matters watches Chrissy Matthews???

his audience is a miniscule selection of hardcore ‘Rats

Matthews and Maher should just go in a back room and get each other off, b/c that’s all a show with the two of them is good for


25 posted on 09/24/2010 4:49:57 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: don-o

“When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can’t run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn’t fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. ... As for the types of comments I make, sometimes I just, By God, get carried away with my own eloquence.”

General George Patton


26 posted on 09/24/2010 4:50:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Here’s how you keep jews in the attic w/o lying-

nazi: do you have jews in your attic?

citizen: I have juice in the refrigerator.

nazi: no, not juice, jews.

citizen: nuts are in the pantry, but no juice.

nazi: are you deaf, i mean jews.

citizen: i’m not deaf, but if you need juice you can have some.

After enough of this, the nazi leaves, or they break in and make a discovery, which you can’t help anyway.

Of course, if they wanted to break in, they wouldn’t have bothered asking to begin with. The trick is to not look guilty.

This is good stuff to know as our own government grows in power and our rights disappear...


27 posted on 09/24/2010 4:52:15 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: Josa

Or if you go there, be sharp and poised and ready to kick his liberal butt.


28 posted on 09/24/2010 4:57:23 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Eleutheria5
Goddess.
29 posted on 09/24/2010 5:00:46 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Josa
My Congressional Representative, Jack Kingston, has gone on the show quite a few times. And I think it weakens him; makes him look like he’s courting the liberal’s favor.

It's like Odysseus and the Sirens. Conservatives/Republicans come to Washington, and are gradually lured into the liberal salons, where they are assimilated into the Beltway groupthink.

30 posted on 09/24/2010 5:02:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: neefer

I used to think it was funny a loooong time ago. I never took anyone seriously. Didn’t she get paid? That would be a good reason to keep doing it.


31 posted on 09/24/2010 5:10:28 AM PDT by fml
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To: Eleutheria5

this story. It won’t go away. Keeps expanding. Keeps getting air time.

I’m very pleased she’s still in the spot line, just looked at her web sight and, the money keeps coming in....over two million thus far, wow !!!!


32 posted on 09/24/2010 5:11:16 AM PDT by buck61
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To: Eleutheria5

Maher is trying to portray his ‘show’ as a serious show.

The girl is totally correct.

She (and many others) purposefully tried to say STUPID THINGS on a STUPID SHOW!

The show was called “POLITICALLY INCORRECT” - so they put people on for the EXPRESSED PURPOSE of saying STUPID THINGS!


33 posted on 09/24/2010 5:21:51 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The article pretty much says it all in that we all have known hyper-religious kids like this who go overboard, that doesn’t reflect who she is now. For goodness sake, she lives unmarried with her boyfriend- that is a pretty good indicator she isn’t the church camp kiddo any more.


34 posted on 09/24/2010 5:24:57 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: fruser1

Heck, just lie.. The Bible say’s not to “bear false witness against your neighbor”, in this case, you would be using false witness to save your neighbor- very different than using it against him.


35 posted on 09/24/2010 5:27:46 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Eleutheria5

Oh my, don’t let the door hit yo booty on the way out.


36 posted on 09/24/2010 5:40:01 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: Eleutheria5

Liberals have absolutely no concept of how Evangelicals think.

They seem to think that for some reason, Evangelicals will *reject* someone who says “Before I was ‘Born Again’, I was a sinner.”

Like I said, liberals have no clue. Being a sinner before they are Born Again totally *validates* Evangelicals in their own eyes. That’s the entire *purpose* to being Born Again. It’s called “redemption”.

Liberals crave to remain “in sin”, and want to delve ever deeper into it. They *adore* sin and corruption, and *abhor* redemption. Totally bizarre values, righteousness turned upside down.

The church of the liberals seeks to drag them into darkness and the absence of God. It boggles the mind as to what would inspire such a thing.

Other than liberals burning, bitter hate.


37 posted on 09/24/2010 6:33:57 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: fml
Didn’t she get paid? That would be a good reason to keep doing it. There are some things in life you shouldn't do for money. Making Bill Maher successful is one of them.
38 posted on 09/24/2010 6:50:03 AM PDT by neefer (Big city turn me loose and set me free.)
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To: Huck

Same here. If I ran for office though, some jerk would probably find a way to dig it up.

Here’s my issue with O’Donnell. She said some NUTSO things on that show...and while I personally don’t care and would walk over hot coals to vote for her if I lived in DE, it’s stuff like this that gives ammo to the leftists claims that Tea Partiers are a bunch of 13th century Neanderthals.

Someone like, say, Joe Miller in AK does not have these things going on with him, but O’Donnell does.

Don’t get me wrong - I LIKE and have defended O’Donnell, but it’s hard to shake this. She gave great answers on Hannity the other night but can’t sit on her butt about this as it won’t go away.


39 posted on 09/24/2010 6:58:27 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

She’s DAMN cute. Moreso than Palin I must say. Screw Gillibrand, she’ll be the “hottie” in the Senate if she wins.


40 posted on 09/24/2010 7:00:58 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: RockinRight
Same here. If I ran for office though, some jerk would probably find a way to dig it up.

I'm the first to admit I am totally unfit for office. LOL. I had way too much fun, and still do.

Here’s my issue with O’Donnell. She said some NUTSO things on that show...and while I personally don’t care and would walk over hot coals to vote for her if I lived in DE, it’s stuff like this that gives ammo to the leftists claims that Tea Partiers are a bunch of 13th century Neanderthals.

Yea, it's annoying. IMO, there is one thing that it tells me about her personality; She's what I call an AW--an attention whore. (no sexism intended, I use the term with both genders.)

Why go on a stupid show like that? Why was she on MTV? Her views might change, but her appetite for attention and TV cameras remains the same.

That is, of course, a standard trait for those who seek office. They are mostly camera-muggers, and she is definitely such a creature herself.

Does that mean we should have had Castle, or that DE shouldn't elect her? No. It does demonstrate, however, that while we may find people who espouse the views we hold dear, it is infinitely harder to find someone who espouses those views and also demonstrates personal qualities that we might look up to, admire, and trust.

But hey, that's politics for ya. Someone like, say, Joe Miller in AK does not have these things going on with him, but O’Donnell does. Don’t get me wrong - I LIKE and have defended O’Donnell, but it’s hard to shake this. She gave great answers on Hannity the other night but can’t sit on her butt about this as it won’t go away.

41 posted on 09/24/2010 7:04:46 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: Huck

whoops, left yer last comment mixed in at the end there. my bad.


42 posted on 09/24/2010 7:05:51 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: LibFreeUSA; neefer
BINGO!
43 posted on 09/24/2010 7:06:31 AM PDT by fml
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To: fruser1

lol. Orange Jews? Grape jews? Apple jews? What do you like?


44 posted on 09/24/2010 7:07:43 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Bless her heart


Suzi Parker can’t let her southern roots/fascination go........


45 posted on 09/24/2010 7:15:51 AM PDT by deport
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To: Huck

DO you disagree with her statement about lying? Or do you just think in general that she was an idiot.

If the former, do you draw a line at what level of sin is acceptable to prevent Hitler from finding Anne Frank?

Would it be OK to kill Hitler? Would it be ok to kill the person who you knew would inform hitler? Would it be OK to kill the person who saw Frank slipping into your house, who you think might go tell someone who would tell hitler?

Young Christians, with their newfound faith, often see the commandments of God as absolute commandments to be followed, and trust that God will honor those who honor Him by making it all work out.

There were many early Christians who allowed themselves to be torn apart by lions rather than commit the rather small sin of lying about their own faith in Christ. Some of these also saw their wives and children put to death because they wouldn’t lie about being Christian.

So, let me put the left-wing question another way. Anne Frank is in your attic, and a Nazi shows up at the door, and asks “Are you a Christian”. You know that if you say you are, they will search your house and find Frank.

Do you deny your faith to save Anne Frank, remembering that in the Bible people gave up their lives and the lives of their families in order to “tell the truth” when lying would save lives?

Why is it “idiotic” to admit that you would tell the truth even if that truth might put lives in danger?

I’m not saying I’d tell the truth — but what makes it “idiotic”?


46 posted on 09/24/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mnehring
For goodness sake, she lives unmarried with her boyfriend

DO you have a citation from a serious,dependable source that says they are boyfriend/girlfriend? I haven't been able to find ANY indication that they have a personal relationship of a romantic nature, but I wondered about it.

47 posted on 09/24/2010 8:19:09 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mnehring

On the other hand, people who could have saved their families by lying told the truth about their faith instead, and got them all killed.


48 posted on 09/24/2010 8:19:56 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Eleutheria5
That Maher picked O'Donnell for HIS show, to represent Christianity (which he hates and wants to discredit) and Conservatism (which he likewise hates and wants to discredit) doesn't speak well for her being an intelligent or rational spokesman for the cause.

Myself, I wonder how many more “bodies” he has to throw out.

And as a note for future reference in vetting candidates; if they were on a liberals show as the token Buchanan (put up as a caricature strawman to discredit a position), walk away. Just walk away!

49 posted on 09/24/2010 8:24:16 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Eleutheria5
Frankly, these things help her to distract from the more substantive issues. I think they'll backfire on the Lefties--unless they plan to hit the more substantive things, non-titillating problems (e.g, FEC issues).

As for veracity, she blew that quite clearly when she got caught lying in fundraising efforts. She told her marks that she'd won two of Delaware's three counties in 2008 against Biden when she actually lost in all three.

When confronted, she claimed she'd misspoken and meant to say "tied"--which was true for one of the counties, if you rounded off...but she'd lost 57%-43% in Kent County, and 72%-28% in New Castle County (the county that has 2/3 of the states' population/voters).

Interview here, and actual election results here.

To my knowledge, she hasn't cleared this up...she just used her old standby, the victim/persecuted card. :-(

I want her to stand up and be honest--and win this election!

50 posted on 09/24/2010 8:35:28 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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