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GOP candidate Christine O’Donnell makes light of witchcraft comment

September 20, 2010


— Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is making light of comments she made more than a decade ago about having dabbled in witchcraft when she was in high school.

“How many of you didn’t hang out with questionable folks in high school?” she asked fellow Republicans at a GOP picnic in southern Delaware on Sunday.

“There’s been no witchcraft since. If there was, Karl Rove would be a supporter now,” O’Donnell jokingly assured the crowd.

Rove, the former GOP strategist and adviser to President George W. Bush, has suggested that O’Donnell’s win in last week’s GOP primary cost Republicans a chance to retake the Senate seat long held by Democrat Joe Biden before he was elected vice president.

O’Donnell, a conservative Christian activist, rode a surging tide of tea party activism to an upset victory over GOP moderate Michael Castle, Delaware’s longtime congressman and former two-term governor. She faces Democratic county executive Chris Coons in November.

O’Donnell’s comments about witchcraft were made during a 1999 taping of comedian Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” show.

“I dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven,” she said on the show, a clip of which hit the Internet as O’Donnell canceled Sunday appearances on two national news shows, citing commitments to attend church and the GOP picnic in Delaware.

“I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do,” O’Donnell told Maher.

“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,” she said. “We went to a movie and then had a little midnight picnic on a satanic altar.”


kansasmutt 3 years, 7 months ago

Hope she decides to come to Kansas to run for office. Shes got my vote. I bet she didnt molest little boys at church. I bet she doesnt lie cheat and steal and say 10 hale marrys and get off scott free.


Armored_One 3 years, 7 months ago

Whatever happened to the age old question...

Can she do the job?

Who cares the personal convictions? Is a Baptist more qualified than a Jew? A Catholic moreso than a Mormon?

If she can do the job, I don't care if she believes in vodun.


CorkyHundley 3 years, 7 months ago

I always thought Democrats liked witch craft. The Village Witch would never make it in Tonganoxie. But it thrives in the hamlet of Larryville.


75x55 3 years, 7 months ago

Leftist hypocrisy on display as of late. What's amusing is they don't have a shred of self-awareness so that they can see it for themselves.


beatrice 3 years, 7 months ago

O'Donnell isn't the rising star of the Republican party, she is the Republican's rising pentagram!


yankeevet 3 years, 7 months ago

I used too date a witch........really liked too watch her ride her broom around the house; very entertaining.........and she also had a magic; thats another story......yowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


somedude20 3 years, 7 months ago

If good looks can get you elected than Christina Hendricks should be the Prez. Why are Palin and O’Donnell so popular? Is it because they are not so attractive that it makes them attainable for "the common man" or because most of the other women in politics look like Nixon (post death)?


Kirk Larson 3 years, 7 months ago

Her talk about lust and masturbation makes me think she's a little whacky. Then I heard she's 42 and unmarried. If she were a man there would be gossip that she was gay (hear that Lindsey Graham?), but I just think any man who gets to know her realizes "We're not going to have any kind of a sex life, are we?" and dumps her.


Kontum1972 3 years, 7 months ago

so how does she obtain fed funding if she owns back taxes? i want to know how that works?

enlighten me?


acg 3 years, 7 months ago

This chick is a dingbat, just like that Palin idiot she's trying so hard to look like. I can't imagine anyone with any brains actually voting for her. But then again, we've been repeatedly shown that the tea-baggers have no brains so....God only knows what the future holds.


Jimo 3 years, 7 months ago

What about the mice with fully functioning human brains? (2007?) Love to hear that explanation.

What are the rules when the GOP candidate drops out to focus on her criminal prosecution 2 days before the election?


catsmeow 3 years, 7 months ago

For over a decade educators, Hollywood, and even parents have encouraged the reading books and movies of the character "Harry Potter." This is WITCHCRAFT folks, WITCHCRAFT. Ms O'Donnell repented and turned away from her "dabble" into the darkness. Now, who is going to throw then next stone?


Haiku_Cuckoo 3 years, 7 months ago

She's cute in a "Sally Field in 'Smokey and the Bandit'" sort of way. Apart from that, her qualifications appear to be jack-squat.


BrianR 3 years, 7 months ago

"dabbled in witchcraft when she was in high school."



Paul R Getto 3 years, 7 months ago

Palin and O'Donnell should get along pretty well. To witches in a pod. Satan's not all that bad. Just a bit arrogant in his youth. Who hasn't suffered from that personality defect? The great deceiver has lots of friends in high places; what's one more?


Gene Wallace 3 years, 7 months ago

Let's see. I'm Wiccan. I weigh a bit over 300lbs. Can you find a Duck that heavy? No. Could I ever run for office in this country and have a chance of winning? No. Is O'Donnell Loony-Tunes? Yes. Because she thinks she dabbled? No. Because of her present beliefs? Yes.


mr_right_wing 3 years, 7 months ago

This now makes perfect sense!

That is how George W. got his super-human, devious, diabolical, immortal, evil genius status!! Witchcraft.

Were you aware that George W. is responsible for Africanized "killer" bees coming to the United States??

He also caused KU to lose another football game!!

The man cannot be stopped......


Roland Gunslinger 3 years, 7 months ago

I could care less what she dabbled in during her teen years. I don't even care that it took a lawsuit for her to pay the debt she owed her college for unpaid tuition.

I do care that she worked for Enough is Enough. An anti pornograpy (read anti 1st amendment rights) advocacy group.

I do care that she served as spokesperson for Concerned Women for America, a conservative Christian political action group that seeks to apply biblical principles to issues of public policy.

I do care that she founded The Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth and advocates against masturbation as immoral and equal to adultery.

I do care that she believes homosexuals can be "cured" by sending them to evangelical boot camps.

I do care that she owes the federal government $11,744.59 in taxes and penalties from the 2005 tax year.

I do care that the FEC has cited her eight times for failure to report her contributions between 2007 and 2009.

I do care that she uses campaign donations to pay her rent.

I do care she opposes abortion even in the cases of rape and incest.

I do care that she thinks God speaks directly to her- that she "hears the voice of God". Some people get committed for that, ya know.


beatrice 3 years, 7 months ago

She turned me into a newt she did!


Slowponder 3 years, 7 months ago

I fear for the Constitution with these defenders. Palin, O'Donnell, et al. remind me of the Keystone Kops, only with sound.


Mike Ford 3 years, 7 months ago

firstly the tea partiers should learn to spell constitution.... then they should admit as the out of the closet state's rights nuts they are that what they really want is the articles of confederation... they think this is connected to the confederates of the south, right? (laughter).


Kris_H 3 years, 7 months ago

Well, actually, if the Tea Party folks are defending the Constitution like they claim they are, it should NOT matter to them what anyone's religion is. I sort of have a feeling that's not what a lot of them really think, though.


jstthefacts 3 years, 7 months ago

And they wonder why sane people are laughing (terrified) at the tea party. I guess Sarah, oops, i mean Christine would have been burned to the stake by the original tea party.

sarah gets exorcised by the wacky witch doctor from africa and this woman entertained the idea of being a witch. Hmmm. Sounds all completely normal to the tea baggers. wow.


beatrice 3 years, 7 months ago

Christine O'Donnell dabbled in witchcraft. Bobby Jindal took part in an exorcism. Sarah Palin was blessed by a witch doctor.

Yet the Right is worried that Obama might secretly be a Muslim?


missunderestimate 3 years, 7 months ago

Are we all watching Dancing With The Stars tonight? I like my daughter's choice of music: "Mama Told Me Not to Come."

Well, I guess she didn't really totally understand my message there.....

And I am glad she is doing strip tease. That way she will have a career she can fall back on.

As you recall during the campaign, I was all about protecting my children from the public eye. I sure am glad I did that.


Kris_H 3 years, 7 months ago

I dabbled in Christianity from whenever my folks first sent me to Sunday school until age 18 when I grew out of it. Yes, I did hang around folks who did those kind of things, like eating the body and drinking the blood of the son of their god. I'm not making this stuff up, that's what they told me they were doing.


BigDog 3 years, 7 months ago

I guess they will have to decide whether they have more concern about O"Donnell's comments from things she did in high school around witch craft .......

Or the article Chris Coons wrote for the Amherst College newspaper when he was 21 -- a piece entitled "Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist."


staff04 3 years, 7 months ago

This lady (with help from Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, amongst others) has likely cost the GOP a stone-cold lock to pick up a seat in the Senate.


Bob Kraxner 3 years, 7 months ago

Let's look at the real issue here.... Just how often did George Bush actually follow her "advice"? Considering the atrocities committed by "W" and the state in which he left this country, why on earth would any sane person even consider placing any former Bush advisor in any political office?


mbulicz 3 years, 7 months ago

We're debating a candidate's stance on witchcraft.

In 2010.



BornAgainAmerican 3 years, 7 months ago

I can only imagine what some radical left wingers were doing when they were in high school.


BABBOY 3 years, 7 months ago

I could care less about her religion.

I will however get pissed off should this lady get elected and then start trying to pass legislation telling me when and how I should pray or how her religion and beliefs should get a preference.

That is one my major beefs with Religious right. Namely that they only believe in religious freedom when it is their religion…..

Agree with all the other posters that if a liberal had said this that internet would shut down from stupid jokes of conservative followers......


CorkyHundley 3 years, 7 months ago

Imagine if it had been Barack Obama who had made such a claim. The Right would have said, no wonder.


beatrice 3 years, 7 months ago

Imagine if it had been Hillary Clinton who made such a claim. The Right would explode.

Dabbling in witchcraft is far from the worst thing going on with this candidate.


Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 7 months ago

I think that only matters if she consults with her astrologer before she makes political decisions. Just about all of us have done silly things when we were younger.


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