“I Am Not A Witch”: O’Donnell Releases Unique Campaign Ad

It is perhaps an indication of our contemporary politics that 37 years ago, on November 17, 1973, Richard Nixon was declaring “I am not a crook.” Now, Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is about to run an ad declaring “I am not a witch.” Our political system has become a parody of itself.

O’Donnell wants to assure voters that she merely “dabbled” in witchcraft. She returns to an earlier theme that “I’m nothing you’ve heard . . . I’m you.” And she is not just referring to those of you in covens.

She insists “[n]one of us are perfect . . . [and] I’ll go to Washington and do what you’d do.” I find this all silly. If O’Donnell is a witch, would she be behind in the polls by double digits? Of course not. Of course, she could be a failed witch, but what is really the difference between a failed witch and a successful politician?

Source: ABC

34 thoughts on ““I Am Not A Witch”: O’Donnell Releases Unique Campaign Ad”

  1. Pete- I’m an old guy and my eyesight isn’t what it used to be. I guess maybe I threw the last two in to make a point. I don’t drink any more, so I can’t use that as an excuse. By the way, I thought Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman were really hot!

  2. HenMan
    1, October 6, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Does anyone else notice the recent rise to prominence in the Republican party of a group of pretty airheads? Palin, O’Donnell, Bachman, Angle, etc

    ok, i’ll give ya that palin’s got that slutty librarian thing going and o’donnell maybe if the depth of the conversation is reality shows but bachman only if it’s 1:30am the bar closes at 2:00 and the only other female there is ann coulter.
    Sharron Angle, are you kidding. seek help bro,seek help.

  3. A A

    My fear is that she will garner enough negative attention and name recognition that she will get elected.

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    That’s what’s so insidious. People WILL vote by name recognition (or by party) so all the party has to do is get Hen Man’s airheads on the TV with their name spelled correctly and WALLAH! Instant voter recognition – instant vote!

  4. Hen Man

    Does anyone else notice the recent rise to prominence in the Republican party of a group of pretty airheads? Palin, O’Donnell, Bachman, Angle, etc?
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    Probably every man in America has. Sex sells soap so why not political airheads.

    If they ever find one with brains we’re in big trouble.

  5. My fear is that she will garner enough negative attention and name recognition that she will get elected. The Republican Party acted as though they were shocked with her nomination, but you have to wonder who helped her get to this point and is she there to see if airhead women can get elected. She may not be a witch, but, from her history, I bet that she will do about anything money interest tell her to do.

    There has to be a lot of hatred and fear of the Democratic Party for anyone to cast their vote for this woman. The numbers will be revealing.

  6. Of course, she could be a failed witch, but what is really the difference between a failed witch and a successful politician?

    ROFL

  7. I say we use the traditional method of testing her – bind her hands and feet and throw her in the river. If she floats she is a witch (sadly we no longer burn witches at the stake 😉 ) If she sinks she is not a witch. Its a win-win for the good people pf CT.

  8. One of our Cuyahoga county OH commissioners, Jimmy Dimora, stated “I’m not a crook” a few weeks before his indictment and arrest for a whole bunch of counts of corruption. Ironic. He’s plead not guilty. We’ll see. Many of the people connected to his bribery have already plead guilty.

  9. “O’Donnell wants to assure voters that she merely “dabbled” in witchcraft.”

    … so how does being an irregular, superficial witch reassure voters?

    “Hey look, Hilda, she’s dumber than we are … let’s vote for her!”

  10. eniobob,

    Here’s another Republican “airhead” who doesn’t know what the minimum wage is:

    From Huffington Post:
    Linda McMahon: ‘We Ought To Review’ The Minimum Wage
    First Posted: 09-30-10 03:31 PM
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/30/linda-mcmahon-we-ought-to_n_745639.html

    Excerpt:
    Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, suggested Thursday that the U.S. ought to take a second look at the federal minimum wage.

    “The minimum wage now in our country, I think we’ve set that, so there are a lot of people have benefited from it in our country, but I think we ought to review how much it ought to be, and whether or not we ought to have increases in the minimum wage,” McMahon said at a press conference.

    After the event, “McMahon admitted she didn’t know what the current minimum wage is or if any of her employees at World Wrestling Entertainment are paid it,” CTNewsJunkie.com reported. McMahon was CEO of the WWE before launching her Senate campaign.

    The minimum wage rose in 2009 to $7.25 per hour from $6.55 per hour, the first increase in a decade. Among workers paid an hourly wage, 980,000 earned the minimum wage in 2009, and 2.6 million earned less, according to the Department of Labor. Those groups together comprise 4.9 percent of all hourly workers.

  11. Does anyone else notice the recent rise to prominence in the Republican party of a group of pretty airheads? Palin, O’Donnell, Bachman, Angle, etc? Should we be surprised after watching years of beauty contest winning news readers and commentators on Fox News sitting on couches so we can see their long,shapely legs? And, after all, isn’t this the Republicans’ ideal of American womanhood? Beautiful, not too bright, stays at home and has babies. Remember the screaming outrage when Hillary Clinton, in response to a reporter’s inane question, said: “What do you think I should do, stay home and bake cookies?” Now that I think about it- America would be a better place if Palin, O’Donnell, Angle, and Bachman did stay home and bake cookies. The cookies would probably be as half-baked as their political ideas.

  12. As far as I’ve heard she only said she “dabbled in witchcraft” – by dating a witch.

    I’ve never heard that she claimed to be a witch – nor have I ever heard that dating a witch made you one – only that commentators have called her a witch ever since seeing the Maher video.

    I’ll admit my knowledge of witches is very limited. I stand ready to be corrected on this.

    Her ad, which actually includes a denial about such a ridiculous charge, should give voters more pause about her qualifications for the US Senate.

    PS She’s not me!

  13. Once a witch, always a witch. Christine, it is like, say, masturbation. Once you’ve done it, you are a masturbator. It is a threshold act, like murder, theft, lying, or intercourse. Once you do it you can’t take it back.

    Witch.

  14. Methinks she protesteth too much. The irony of juxtaposing Nixon’s denial that he was a crook is that, as it turns out, not only was he a crook, but that was the least of his problems. Enter Ms O’Donnell with her forthright denial. Perhaps she isn’t currently a witch, but then witches are people too……….just NOT United States Senators.

  15. I am not a Witch but the people that know me the best can tell you I am a real _itch…..

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