Christine O’Donnell on Hannity: Blames Witchcraft on ‘The 80s’
September 22, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Christine O’Donnell took Sarah Palin’s advice to “speak through Fox News,” by appearing on Sean Hannity last night. In between calling Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) a “sore loser” and referring to “Democratic attacks” against the Republican senatorial nominee, as a “badge of honor,” Hannity flung some softball questions O’Donnell’s way. But Hannity neglected to mention that Republicans, including Fox News contributor Karl Rove are also criticizing O’Donnell for her “nutty” behavior. When asked about her statement that she “dabbled into witchcraft,” O’Donnell blamed her witchcraft curiosity on “the ’80s.” Apparently the 80s was a time for “midnight picnic[s] on a satanic altar.” Who knew?
The fringe tea party candidate for the U.S. Senate has a history of making bizarre statements, including her claim that scientists have created mice with “fully functioning human brains,” and equating masturbation with adultery.
But the most damaging allegations stem from a CREW complaint that accuses O’Donnell of embezzling more than $20,000 from her senatorial campaign to pay personal expenses, such as rent, meals and gas. The CREW complaint was barely mentioned during Hannity’s interview.
Regarding her witchcraft dabbling, O’Donnell blamed it on her 80s big hair and unattractive shoulder pads.
“Who didn’t do some questionable things in high school, and who doesn’t regret the ’80s, to some extent? I certainly do, and I most certainly regret bringing it up to Bill Maher,” O’Donnell told Hannity.
After the video surfaced of O’Donnell’s witchcraft remarks, she promptly canceled her scheduled appearances on two Sunday news shows. And Sarah Palin tweeted to O’Donnell to avoid the national media, because they are “seeking ur destruction.”
O’Donnell is also following that bit of advice from Palin, telling Hannity she will no longer appear on any national media outlets.
HANNITY: Does that mean — for example, all the talk about well, you’ve got to do this national show, that national show. … Is that off the table for you?
O’DONNELL: It’s off the table because that’s not going to help me get votes. I instead want to go to as many town hall forums, as many candidate forums, as many church picnics that I can fit into my schedule, so that I can meet the voters. [...]
“I’m not going to do any more national media because that – – this is my focus. Delaware is my focus and the local media is my focus. And it’s frustrating because I’ve let the local media know they’re my priority but our phones are ringing off the hook, that they can’t get to me. So this — it’s actually become an interference with the campaign.”
Yes, O’Donnell is avoiding the pesky mainstream national media whom would hold her accountable for her past statements and the allegations surrounding the misuse of campaign finances.