Christine O’Donnell participated in a televised debate last night. Whoooooops.
My reaction can only be expressed through this image:
– Jean-Luc Picard, Debate Coach
I’ll see your facepalm Riker and raise you an index-finger-to-temple Riker.
….I’m sorry I couldn’t find a more helpful Star Trek gif.
All of you, but especially lilbobbytables, have my love.
I watched two episodes last night. Halloween costumes were discussed.
Did anyone actually think she was going to be able to do this? I bet she couldn’t name a Supreme Court justice.
What about Danforth v. Tituba?
Only one thing to do with witches…
I don’t really want to hang Christine O’Donnell… I just want her to go back to handing out mini-Bibles on college campuses.
I’d prefer if she handed out mini-Babybels on college campuses.
Those are delicious!
“I am opposed to the decision in International Shoe, because I am against even minimum contacts.” –Christine O’Donnell
Slow clap, counselor.
Wow. Stunned. Could’ve gone with the easy laugh with the Hairy Hand, but you went hardcore AND highbrow law nerd. I am not worthy.
What if she would have answered Pennoyer v. Neff. It would have solidified her vote among first year law students. Near miss Christine…near miss.
Don’t trash Christine O’donnell just becasue she refuses to kowtow to big intelligence!
She and Sarah Palin are standing strong!
In O’Donnell’s defense, she had extensively prepped for “What magazines and newspapers do you read?”
She not talk pretty most days.
Remember when she said that Chris Coons is a “career politician?” Apparently what she meant was, “He has done an adequate amount of research for the position he’s running for and can handle himself in political discourse.”
Oh Jake, running for office isn’t about knowing “facts” or being able to “think critically”, Its about hating government services that you don’t use and wearing flag pins.
What are you if you’re not a “career politician”? “Oh, I’m just an amateur senator for fun on the weekends–during the week I’m an optometrist.” What??
“Hobbyist politician” doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it?
That was Witch for “homosexual,” but not enough Delawareans speak Witch so she had to come right out and say it.
Forget it, Jake, it’s Witchtown.
High court? They do drugs in court?
As someone who grew up in Delaware, it’s nice to see the state get recognition, but horrifying that it’s for Christine O’Donnell. Good to see Wolf Blitzer at my old alma mater, UD, though.
As a UD student, I can’t help but be a little saddened by it actually. This race is a disappointing one at best, and the school seems just a little desperate to be willing to leverage such disheartening politics for a little bit of recognition by the national media.
“Gotcha” Journalism at its finest.
Gotcha Journalism at its finest.
People, PLEASE stop posting this picture! I don’t blindly hate nor froth at the mouth at the mere mention or sight of Palin, but the look on her face in this image— her stupid FUCKING mouth— drives me absolutely NUTS.
I wish I could upvote you twice now that, having finally caught up with the rest of society, I recognize the origin of your username.
I laugh, but then I realize people will actually vote for her. Then I get sad. At least Alvin Greene takes the Giles Corry defense and doesn’t talk.
I didn’t realize I’ve been waiting my whole life for a Giles Corey joke but it turns out I was.
You’ll love my one-man show, then. You’ll be press’d to death — with laughter!
“I was actually saying ‘More? Wait.’” – The VaGiles Monologues
My question is: Why, exactly, did the whole nation need to see the Senate debate for Delaware? Just to make fun of Christine O’Donnell? Because that is more depressing than her answer.
My understanding of why the Delaware Senate debate was broadcast to the whole nation is that at some point, someone, somewhere decided that the division in the state of Delaware was a microcosm of the state of the nation at large. This race then became symbolic of the entire 2010 election. It helps, of course, that UD has a professor of communications who was once a bigwig at CNN. He used his contacts to turn the spotlight on Delaware in general and on this debate in particular.
Returning to the symbolism of the race, if there is any truth at all to that assertion, it gives me great consternation. Coons is the guy the Democrats were willing to let Mike Castle (the intended Republican nominee) destroy this election season, rather than letting a candidate with a serious political future lose. O’Donnell is the Republican analog, the candidate they were willing to sacrifice to Joe Biden in 2008. What we have, as was made apparent in the debate last night, is like the Presidential election in 2004 – the battle of two uninspiring, uninspired, terrible candidates.
Yes, Chris Coons is viewed by many as the sacrificial “non-Beau Biden” lamb. But I’m going to quibble with the characterization of him above:
1. From a strategic perspective, losing against Mike Castle would have been an excellent building block for another statewide position, given that there were low expectations for Coons in the first place.
2. Chris Coons is a guy who’s done work with the Council of Churches in South Africa; helped to found a scholarship program for low-income urban students, and volunteers as a mentor to college students interested in public service careers.
DISCLAIMER: I carry a picture of the check I wrote to the Chris Coons campaign in my wallet.
Seriously. It’s not like Delaware is a real state with real Senators that actually get votes.
Wait, what? It is?
We are so fucked.
She makes Palin look like Einstein
Alright, i think she’s hot. I know its weird, but i still think she’s hot.
That’s not weird. It’d be weird if you thought she was smart.
She’s definitely not a master-debater.
Maybe she isn’t a witch. A real witch would have used some hocus-pocus… Really spell check? Okay. A real witch would have used some locus-locus to sound smart. Yes, electronic font of unlimited information, “locus-locus” is a thing and “hocus-pocus” is not.
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