Teen Witch O’Donnell to Cast Spell: Turn Rove ‘Into a Newt’
September 20, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Christine O’Donnell’s past dalliances with witchcraft continued to remain at the forefront of the Sunday news talk, after the fringe tea party candidate for the U.S. Senate abruptly canceled scheduled appearances on CBS and Fox News. Former Bush political operative Karl Rove, called on O’Donnell to “explain it.” And Republican strategist Ed Rollins, said O’Donnell needs to overcome her political baggage and get her “ship righted.” But O’Donnell wasn’t listening, preferring instead to make light of the witchcraft controversy, joking about turning Karl Rove into a froggie “Newt” supporter.
O’Donnell’s past dabbling into witchcraft came to light, when Bill Maher played a 1999 clip of the extremist teapartier appearing on his show “Politically Incorrect.”
“I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven. … One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it.”
O’Donell described the date, as a “midnight picnic on a satanic altar.”
During a campaign appearance at a Delaware picnic on Sunday, the Associated Press reports O’Donnell brushed off her past “witchcraft,” by blaming it on unsavory high school friendships.
“I did comment that if I were a witch, Rove would be a supporter. I would have turned him into a “Newt”, because Gingrich says we win.”
O’Donnell also dubbed the witchcraft remarks and other bizarre statements made by the anti-masturbation advocate, as “vain distractions.”
“We’ll win this race by focusing on issues that matter to the people of Delaware, not vain distractions,” tweeted O’Donnell on Monday.
But Fox News pundit Karl Rove, who criticized O’Donnell, as “nutty” and unelectable after she shocked the political world by defeating Republican establishment candidate Rep. Mike Castle (DE) in the Delaware primary, wants her to provide voters with a reasonable explanation.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Rove said O’Donnell “can’t simply ignore” the controversy, adding she must “explain it and put it in its most sympathetic light and move on.”
“In southern Delaware, where there are a lot of church-going people, they’re probably going to want to know what was that all about,” Rove said. “And again, she said it on television when she went on the … the Bill Maher show.”
O’Donnell’s response to Rove’s initial criticism that she is “nutty” and has a “checkered” financial past, was to declare his attacks as “unfactual.” Yes, that’s a made-up Palin-esque word.
Rove says, the former self-described witchcraft dabbler O’Donnell, can’t say “These are unfactual and not true and … go to my website and ignore them.”
Meanwhile, Rove would be advised to check for warts.