That seems to be the thrust of reports over Christine O’Donnell’s past references to dabbling in witchcraft before she became the Republican nominee for Governor of Delaware. You have to love this country. Who needs an immigration debate when Delaware is debating whether one of its major candidates “is or was ever a practicing witch?” If true, this could prove an advantage with Sarah Palin going to Iowa to campaign this week. Palin has had prior experience with people working in the area since she has been given a protection from witchcraft. This could make for an interesting first meeting between President Palin and Governor O’Donnell. Indeed, Palin could argue that she is the only expected presidential candidate currently able to meet with O’Donnell without fear.
In the meantime, Republicans are asking if O’Donnell’s Democratic opponent Chris Coon is a failed bearded Marxist. If both allegations are true, voters appear to be favoring the alleged former Marxist over the alleged former witch by eleven points.
We previously discussed O’Donnell’s rather expansive definition of adultery. However, the video below has surfaced from appearances that O’Donnell made on Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” show during which O’Donnell says that she dated a witch and went to coven meetings with blood-soaked alters.
“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.”
That quote does allow some wiggle room in that O’Donnell at worse was a “pre-coven witch” or maybe even a “witch-wannabe.” Of course, the important thing is not the date with a witch or the evening spent around an alter with blood. It is that she is currently not a practicing witch and has no immediate plans to enlist the support of the wiccan lobby.
By the way, having a witch as a governor might have its advantages when suddenly the governor of Maryland’s head shrinks during coastal fishing negotiations. Of course, if Gingrich wins, she will have to be more specific about calling for an “eye of Newt” to avoid criminal complications.
With Halloween around the corner, this is going to produce an explosion of Christine O’Donnell costumes.
Update: O’Donnell cancelled a bunch of interviews over the weekend but did speak to a high school group and dismissed the story as basically a case of hanging out with bad kids in high school.
Source: Washington Post