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Christine O'Donnell Is Out Promoting Her Book: Will You Buy It?

Politics 2011/08/18 20:00:00
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You remember Christine O'Donnell, right? The Tea Party darling from Delaware whose Congressional bid fizzled like a dud bottle rocket on a rainy fourth of July when her anti-masturbation, civics-challenged reputation overtook voter anger last fall?

After laying low for a few months, O'Donnell is back with a book entitled "Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes To Make America Great Again," which promises to ring up more controversy as it rehashes her infamous "I am not a witch" ad and her time spent in the trenches of the Delaware political game.

In addition to walking off Piers Morgan's CNN chat show on Wednesday night when the British interlocutor asked about her thoughts on gay marriage, WBOC reports that some Delaware political veterans are questioning the facts presented by O'Donnell in her book.

Sussex County resident Maria Evans, former communications director for one-time Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee, told the station that O'Donnell greatly exaggerated a reported "shout-out" Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour allegedly gave her at a July 2008 Republican fundraising event, saying audio from that day has Barbour barely mentioning O'Donnell. Rather than saying she'd "done a great job" when she worked for him, Evans said Barbour merely mentioned that O'Donnell had once worked for him at the Republican National Committee.

O'Donnell's former campaign manager said the audio is taken out of context and is a further attempt to smear her from the same group that he claimed had gone after the candidate before. "If the failed leadership of the old Delaware GOP this past decade and their obnoxious sense of entitlement really were interested in moving forward, they would be praising her for the bold message and insights about Barack Obama and plan she lays out for going forward," said Matt Moran.


O'Donnell has not ruled out a fourth shot at the U.S. Senate next year, according to Delaware Online, but speaks often in the book about being shunned by the Delaware Republican Party establishment.

"I would argue that anyone who would hold on to a grudge for three years for not being recognized at a dinner is someone who wants to be somebody," former journalist and communications director for the state Republican party Ken Grant said of the Barbour story.
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  • Merna 2011/08/20 16:48:43
    No
    Merna
    +1
    Unless I wanted a good laugh and satire books just won't cut it.
  • Steve 2011/08/20 15:34:13
    No
    Steve
    +2
    She is just trying to make a buck and get some attention, on the other hand she just might have a few interesting incantations in the book.
  • All American 2011/08/20 15:20:59
    No
    All American
    +3
    She use to be anti masturbation, but I don't hear her talking about that anymore. I wonder why???? Maybe she embarked on a journey of self discovery, you think?
  • janet 2011/08/20 14:56:09
    No
    janet
    +3
    No, nothing this crazy bigot has to say will interest me.
  • bob h. 2011/08/20 14:15:07
    No
    bob h.
    +3
    It's the only book that skipped the racks,and went directly to the remainder box.
  • Thomas 2011/08/20 14:08:56
    No
    Thomas
    +2
    She just a fool!!!
  • plteague 2011/08/20 13:33:20
    No
    plteague
    +3
    She's an idiot
  • Georgia50 2011/08/20 12:40:57
    No
    Georgia50
    +1
    I wish her well, but I won't be buying her book.
  • carolynb 2011/08/20 11:31:00
    No
    carolynb
    +5
    I have seen her all over the news for walking out on her interview with Morgan. It is all about the money. Palin's husband was just caught on camera telling a woman that his wife needed to pay the bills and that is why she is out there. It isnt about being patriotic and wanting to fix the country, it is all about the money.
  • janet carolynb 2011/08/20 14:58:46
    janet
    +3
    That sounds just about right, LOL
  • halfmil... carolynb 2011/08/20 16:51:28
    halfmiletrack
    +1
    absolutely on the nose
  • carolynb halfmil... 2011/08/20 16:56:22
    carolynb
    +2
    Even bad press is better than no press to these people. Just like Palin.
  • JuliaLeigh711 2011/08/20 06:04:18
    No
    JuliaLeigh711
    +2
    This Woman reminds me of the Tooth Fairy. Just Leave the Money and Go Away.
    Oh, and take the tooth with you.
  • Nudenz 2011/08/20 05:30:29
    No
    Nudenz
    +2
    I'm not a Tea Party fan. I wouldn't by GWBs either.
  • Tom 2011/08/20 05:27:59
    No
    Tom
    +3
    I don't read books from crazy people
  • elijahin24 2011/08/20 04:58:06
    Yes
    elijahin24
    +5
    Sure. My kids love coloring books
  • JGunny16 2011/08/20 04:02:39
    No
    JGunny16
    +1
    What i don't understand is why she or any other person in Washington of either party needs to write a book, they all go around saying their opinion, because its part of their JOB, so to me this is just a money grubbing act. Not to mention that the person in this case is an idiot makes it even worse, because stuff like this starts things like this poll which hurts the American image of being a smart and strong country.
  • jdemme 2011/08/20 03:50:00
    No
    jdemme
    +6
    If I wanted to read the opinion of a middle aged women who "dabbled in witchcraft" and doesn't believe in evolution, I might as well join the Tea Party.
  • cycles-past 2011/08/20 03:22:50
    Yes
    cycles-past
    Yea sure, most Americans agree with her
  • elijahin24 cycles-... 2011/08/20 04:59:01
    elijahin24
    +3
    About what?
  • Mel cycles-... 2011/08/20 21:11:14
    Mel
    Are you jesting? Her last approval rating was less than 25%
  • Phantom cycles-... 2011/08/20 21:24:40
    Phantom
    Yeah, about what
  • BloodRedNightmare 2011/08/20 03:04:18
    No
    BloodRedNightmare
    +3
    Why would I have the desire to buy it?
  • Kino 2011/08/20 02:15:53
    No
    Kino
    +3
    Not interested.
  • al 2011/08/20 01:52:51
    No
    al
    +5
    i doubt she "wrote" it anyway ...
  • JHalden87 2011/08/20 01:29:29
    No
    JHalden87
    +5
    Reading a book wrote by a woman who believes magic and god? I'll pass, if I wanted infant grade fictional reading material I'd read humpty dumpty.
  • Jimmy Z 2011/08/20 00:38:01
    No
    Jimmy Z
    +5
    I am 1000% conservative, Christian, Republican, right wing. This woman is an embarrassment every time she opens her stupid mouth. She makes Palin look like the Einstein of politics.
  • Stentor Jimmy Z 2011/08/20 07:12:51
    Stentor
    +2
    What about Michelle (She's got Charlie Manson eyes) Bachmann?
  • Jimmy Z Stentor 2011/08/20 13:37:11
    Jimmy Z
    Bachmann is a smart and honorable woman. The Manson reference is just lame.
  • Mel Jimmy Z 2011/08/20 21:14:26
    Mel
    +1
    Oh yes. The woman who said slavery was favourable for black children? The woman who said John Wayne was from Waterloo, when it was really John Wayne Gacy? The woman who said John Adams worked to free the slaves? The woman who said happy birthday to Elvis on the anniversary of his death? Who are you trying convince?
  • Jimmy Z Mel 2011/08/20 22:05:06
    Jimmy Z
    Hahahahaa! She said no such thing., You can't make a point without lying about what she said - just like ALL liberals.
  • Jimmy Z Jimmy Z 2011/08/20 22:05:23
    Jimmy Z
    Stupid liberals.... lololololol
  • Stentor Jimmy Z 2011/08/21 06:07:12
    Stentor
    Sad, deluded, uninformed teabagger. Is there anyone more clueless than you? Maybe Michele Bachmann.
  • Jimmy Z Stentor 2011/08/21 19:06:25
    Jimmy Z
    More ad hom name calling. My, what an accomplished liberal dupe you are! ROTFL
  • Stentor Jimmy Z 2011/08/21 20:26:34
    Stentor
    You got nothing if that's the best you can do, you conveniently ignore anything that refutes your arguments and focus on the name-calling which is par for the course. Enjoy your little bout of unjustified glee because you won't be smiling next year.
  • Jimmy Z Stentor 2011/08/21 20:31:18
    Jimmy Z
    I gave you substance, you post ad hominem insults. I win.
  • Stentor Jimmy Z 2011/08/21 06:05:52
  • Jimmy Z Stentor 2011/08/21 19:09:02
    Jimmy Z
    “Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”

    Let's focus on this because your gaffe crap is little more than typos. I can go gaffe for gaffe, because your President and VP both exhibit the ability to gaffe off the charts.

    But what is incorrect about what she said here? She didn't say slavery was good for kids. She said, during that time, black children had families. Liberalism has DESTROYED black families! Would you like the statistics? Or will you simply stipulate that black families hardly exist anymore?

    Go for it fool.
  • Stentor Jimmy Z 2011/08/21 21:16:34
  • Jimmy Z Stentor 2011/08/22 03:18:08
    Jimmy Z
    No stupid, I didn't say it WAS a typo, I said it was AS a typo. Akin to a typo. A simple gaffe.

    I'm right. You can't even read.

    Now, if you want to talk about what was wrong about slavery, fine. I stipulate: Slavery was bad, and some, not all, slave owners were mean. Now what?

    I'm not 'moving the goalposts' at all. There's no goal to be achieved. I asked you if you stipulated that the liberals have played a big part in the destruction of the black family in America. It's not about Bush, moron. It's about the politics of liberalism that has lead to the disintegration of the black nuclear family.

    But you won't stipulate - you haven't got the integrity.

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