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O'Donnell campaign threatened to sue Delaware radio station

By Matt DeLong
Christine O'Donnell's Senate campaign has apologized to a Delaware radio station for threatening to sue if the station did not destroy videotapes of an interview with the candidate, the station reported Wednesday.

During the interview, which was broadcast live and streamed on the Web on Tuesday, the Delaware Republican candidate and tea party favorite "answered a variety of questions from listeners as well as the host," according to the station, WDEL.

At the conclusion of the interview, a representative from the campaign who had been in the broadcast studio with O'Donnell asked that the video be turned over to the campaign and not released. He stated that the videotaping had not been approved by the O'Donnell campaign.
O'Donnell also told show host Rick Jensen that she would sue the radio station if the video was released. [...]
O'Donnell's campaign manager, Matt Moran, called WDEL and demanded that the video be immediately turned over to the campaign and destroyed. Moran threatened to "crush WDEL" with a lawsuit if the station didn't comply.

The station reported that an attorney representing the O'Donnell campaign contacted WDEL's law firm "to apologize for charges made by their campaign manager. The attorney agreed that there was no legal issue with the video and expressed regret for the incident."

After stunning the GOP establishment with her primary win over longtime Rep. Mike Castle (R-Delaware) in September, O'Donnell has been besieged by controversy. According to RealClearPolitics, O'Donnell trails Democrat Chris Coons by double digits in recent major polls.

By Matt DeLong  | October 27, 2010; 1:31 PM ET
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Comments

It's amazing that most of the bloggers here are so critical of Tea Baggers, who they've never had any experience with or even understand what they stand for, are probably the same idiots who voted for the
inexperienced candidate who campaigned in
"57" states in 2008. But, of course, they're Washington Post readers/puppets.

Posted by: depoulins | October 28, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Probably what incidents like this show, is that many Tea Party candidates, like O'Donnell, are somewhat novices and don't know the laws regarding campaigning. It shows that they don't know much about governance either, and probably shouldn't be in this level of government. Let them run for school boards, municipal government, etc. if they want to see how their ideas and policies play out. If they achieve a level of success and prove themselves there, then they can tout their bona fides and run for more important offices. Personally, I would never vote for someone who hasn't held an office before - even someone who is coming from a business background. Running a corporation is far different from governing. So part of the problem with these people is inexperience - which should disqualify them; the other problem is that many of them are really "far out" in their ideas. Their ideas are often untested, some are bigoted, some are just plain crazy. So, on all these accounts, voted for these Tea Partiers is a REALLY bad idea.

Posted by: garoth | October 28, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

"Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs."

Jesus, in Luke 12:1-3

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | October 28, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell is just your run of the mill Fascist Republican. Thinks she can destroy anyone who dares to expose the truth about her.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | October 28, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

PLEASE RMEMBER...Christine is in rare form...Halloween is just around the corner

Posted by: fairness3 | October 28, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell is perfect for the Tea Party because tea parties are for little girls with imaginary friends.

Posted by: katem1 | October 28, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell is perfect for the Tea Party because tea parties are for little girls with imaginary friends.

Posted by: katem1 | October 28, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

lol...lol...

I bet that somewhere there's video of Christine O'Donnell calling for 'tort reform' and railing against 'frivolous lawsuits'

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | October 28, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

Being an American of Irish heritage, I consider her an embarassment.

Yet, much as I hope the citizens of Delaware don't stick it to the country, it might be fun to have O'Donnell. That's at least until she was impeached or a torch light parade against witchcraft with a demand for recall was implemented.

And, while we've had some Senators, such as Mr. Liberman who we sent, who showed possibilities on occassion.

It's been years since we had a complete whack job in the Senate. If it wasn't such serious business, it could be entertaining.

Maybe I'm just jealous. I've searched and searched within the Democratic Party and haven't come up with a warlock. Sorry folks, I found a few petty charlatans and some good folks quietly practicing Wikan seperately from the government [as protected by the 1st Amendment, Christine] but no warlocks.

I thought maybe we could match the two and come up with that third party the press is always clamoring for. Ah well!

Posted by: JohninConnecticut | October 28, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell is a victim of bad advice. She should do what Palin does at interviews. Write all the answers on her palm and to every question put to her she should start off with "That's a good question, but..." and then read off what she's written on her palm.

Posted by: shaik1 | October 28, 2010 4:51 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell is a victim of bad advice. She should do what Palin does at interviews. Write all the answers on her palm and to every question put to her she should start off with "That's a good question, but..." and then read off what she's written on her palm.

Posted by: shaik1 | October 28, 2010 4:48 AM | Report abuse

Cowens99 stated:

"O'Donnell, Angle, Rand Paul,Palin and the other tea bag candidates, they refuse to be interviewed by anyone but softball FOX news that has contributed $2 million to the GOP."

Excuse me, it was the WH and specifically, Anita Dunn, who started the recurring rant against FOX and decided, apparently, that it would not be a good idea to appear on FOX. It seems they weren't ready for the real questions.
Always much easier to co-operate with their campaign station, NBC, in particular. You know, NBC, MSNBC with the tingling legs and softball questions and hip hip hooray with every breath of Obama......
As for the money, Soros is big time into the media -- recently, NPR, in case you didn't hear the news last week. We know about the million; his other fronts have a variety of names.
Thou doest protest too much.......


Posted by: pjcafe | October 28, 2010 1:57 AM | Report abuse

After the election Sestak will send a gross of Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches to Christine O'Donnell-she did a great job for Joe.

Any my tea bag friends that are unemployed-in your next job interview, tell the employer that you will select who will do the interview, only people you like and know.

Also those of you paying $600-$800 a month for health insurance, and being denied some coverage. When you find out your health care provider, has been secretly giving $200 a month of your health insurance money to the tea bag Republicans for tv ads.

You know that they are doing it to make your health insurance coverage better. YEAH, and there will be peace in the middle east.

Barnum and Bailey were right when they said "a sucker is born every minute" they are tea bag voters.,

Posted by: COWENS99 | October 28, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell is far behind in the polls but, the liberal loons are gleefully and maliciously heaping on accusations, innuendos, and smears just for good measure. Well, they may take down O'Donnell, but come November 2 they will have to dance to a different tune when they see the results coming in from the election. Most of their candidates will bite the dust, never to be heard from again. Obama is next. He will be kicked out of the White House come 2012. I can hardly wait. What a wonderful day that will be. There are several well qualified conservatives waiting in the wings to run for his office.

Posted by: Tommypie | October 28, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

What is wrong? Can anyone not see the pattern of Joe Miller, abuse in the entire tea bag group.

O'Donnell, Angle, Rand Paul,Palin and the other tea bag candidates , they refuse to be interviewed by anyone but softball FOX news that has contributed $2 million to the GOP.

Wake up America, these crazy people will do more damage to America then 9/11 or Hitler.

Insanity-last Great American out of the country save the flag for the Chinese museum. The plaque will state-2009 last great year for America, all written in Chinese.

Posted by: COWENS99 | October 28, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Hey neoconsissy:

America's founders wrote exactly what they wanted the Constitution to read when they wrote it. The last thing that our founders need is for the United States constitution to be interpreted by an America hating liberal who never had a thought that some other leftist did not write.

Our founders had no idea that America would be invaded by leftist communist like you and your mom, who think that their words would require translation by the so called elite who could not put on underwear without a hint. Just like your mom taught you (BIB) "Brown in Back"

Real Americans don't need sorry, weak, appeasing liberals to translate to us what America's founders wanted the first amendment to say.

Not your founders, because you are probably a communist in Cuba working for $19 a month.

Real Americans are on to you communist instigators. I find it very relaxing to antagonize communist. Tell your Mom and sister that I said thanks for the free b

Posted by: MangoJuice1 | October 27, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Chris Coons doesn't need to do any negative campaigning. He just simply lets Ms. O'Donnell speak... which is a far quicker and cheaper way of achieving the same thing.

I'm voting for the smarter person here.

Posted by: tronic1 | October 27, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Mangojuice1:

Your superior intelligence has me shaking in my boots. How someone whose parents are also his aunt & uncle became so smart must be legend around the compound you slithered from.

The Constitution explicitly states that Congress cannot create a state religion. You admit that you know that Jefferson wrote to a friend about this & coined the phrase "separation of church & state." He was explaining in plain english what that part meant.

The 2nd Amendment doesn't say that inbreeds like you can own a gun, but the Supreme Court has interpreted not only the actual written words but also the intent.

Please go read a copy of the letter. You will see that one of the founders explicitly states what that portion of the 1st Amendment means. So even strict constructionists can't interpret some other meanin, if they're intellectually honest.

It's fools like you that put O'dummy on the ballot & will lose a sure seat because of your inbred thinking.

Posted by: NeoConman | October 27, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Mangojuice1:

Your superior intelligence has me shaking in my boots. How someone whose parents are also his aunt & uncle became so smart must be legend around the compound you slithered from.

The Constitution explicitly states that Congress cannot create a state religion. You admit that you know that Jefferson wrote to a friend about this & coined the phrase "separation of church & state." He was explaining in plain english what that part meant.

The 2nd Amendment doesn't say that inbreeds like you can own a gun, but the Supreme Court has interpreted not only the actual written words but also the intent.

Please go read a copy of the letter. You will see that one of the founders explicitly states what that portion of the 1st Amendment means. So even strict constructionists can't interpret some other meanin, if they're intellectually honest.

It's fools like you that put O'dummy on the ballot & will lose a sure seat because of your inbred thinking.

Posted by: NeoConman | October 27, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Aqua3993 wrote: "only reinforcing wrongful stereotypes about conservatives"

Here are my stereotypes of conservatives: ignorant, hateful, cheap, nasty, greedy.

I think O'Donnell and the teabaggers pretty much fit that bill, don't you?

Posted by: 44fx2901 | October 27, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

I like to think myself as an independent, but some of these Tea Party candidates are really undermining Republicans, who have a good chance of retaking at least one branch of Congress. Tea party's antics are only reinforcing wrongful stereotypes about conservatives. Pity them.

Posted by: Aqua3993 | October 27, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Where in the world did the repubs find this piece of garbage. She makes Palin look smart. Every question she just says I will post the answer in the next 24 hours. I am shocked that she knows her own name.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | October 27, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party candidate O'Donnell's dumb behind goes to a radio station to do a campaign interview and now she wants to sue the Delaware radio station for her dumbness.

Shouldn't this be against the law?

That is... filing law suits for being and talking dumb.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | October 27, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Based on news and confidants, don't you
Delaware folks need to moniter what O'Donnell does with her contibutions from all the big corporations and Delaware citizens? Does this money pay for her rent, groceries and utility bills break some kinda law? Or maybe the money wil carry over for her next run at something in Delaware......

Posted by: ginger470132 | October 27, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Based on news and confidants, don't you
Delaware folks need to moniter what O'Donnell does with her contibutions from all the big corporations and Delaware citizens? Does this money pay for her rent, groceries and utility bills break some kinda law? Or maybe the money wil carry over for her next run at something in Delaware......

Posted by: ginger470132 | October 27, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

The meaning of Tea Party to me for many years always meant a gathering of friends to enjoy themselves and have a good time! I find today the cretins and uninformed who call themselves part of the Tea Party really have never attended and been part of a Tea Party! What does the Tea Party candidates represent? All I can see is discord and disruption. It is alarming to see the candidates who are running and/or campaigning for political office under this banner! Where are the Repoublicans we have known and respected for years? I do hope the November 02 election will return to legislators who are informed and represent the constituents in a meaningful way... with character and integrity.

Posted by: meems1 | October 27, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

There are so many ridiculous gaffes and so much goofy behavior on behalf of Tea Party candidates that the comparison with the Mad Hatter's Tea Party becomes more apt everyday! It's entertaining, but I'm starting to feel embarrassed on their behalf.

O'Donnell, the lady who has no other life or success, runs constantly for political office, and YET hasn't learned even how to run for office. She's a joke. The best I've heard said about her is that she's "Cute as a button." Oh good. That's how Delaware chooses its Senator?

Poor Delaware.

Rand Paul apparently has heavy-booted thugs for campaign aides, and yet he can't bring himself to say, "This is unacceptable in polite society"? He tried some pretty half-hearted apologies first, indicating that he doesn't realize that stomping opponents with boots-to-head is wrong in America.

Then there's Palladino in NY. Wow, that's Governor of New York material??? Amazing. Just totally incredible. You can't make up these people for novels because no one would believe that actual candidates for major offices could be that crazy and off-the-charts. I wouldn't want that guy for my uncle, much less New York's governor. I'm so glad I don't live in NY.

In my state, Ken Buck, who is from New York and went to Princeton, tries to pass himself off as rural Colorado. When asked about his ridiculously extreme abortion position, he ducks the question. He has flip-flopped on so many social issues that I'm beginning to believe he thinks Coloradans are just plain stupid! Please, fellow smart Coloradans, stand up for Colorado. You don't need a "small government' guy who is going to send the government into every woman's bedroom, criminalizing mothers and calling them murderers, even when raped by their fathers or by thugs.

Criminalize women? This is small government? How about comparing gay people to alchoholics?

It's the Tea Party, folks. It's the Mad Hatter running the show.

Posted by: cturtle1 | October 27, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

There are so many ridiculous gaffes and so much goofy behavior on behalf of Tea Party candidates that the comparison with the Mad Hatter's Tea Party becomes more apt everyday! It's entertaining, but I'm starting to feel embarrassed on their behalf.

O'Donnell, the lady who has no other life or success, runs constantly for political office, and YET hasn't learned even how to run for office. She's a joke. The best I've heard said about her is that she's "Cute as a button." Oh good. That's how Delaware chooses its Senator?

Poor Delaware.

Rand Paul apparently has heavy-booted thugs for campaign aides, and yet he can't bring himself to say, "This is unacceptable in polite society"? He tried some pretty half-hearted apologies first, indicating that he doesn't realize that stomping opponents with boots-to-head is wrong in America.

Then there's Palladino in NY. Wow, that's Governor of New York material??? Amazing. Just totally incredible. You can't make up these people for novels because no one would believe that actual candidates for major offices could be that crazy and off-the-charts. I wouldn't want that guy for my uncle, much less New York's governor. I'm so glad I don't live in NY.

In my state, Ken Buck, who is from New York and went to Princeton, tries to pass himself off as rural Colorado. When asked about his ridiculously extreme abortion position, he ducks the question. He has flip-flopped on so many social issues that I'm beginning to believe he thinks Coloradans are just plain stupid! Please, fellow smart Coloradans, stand up for Colorado. You don't need a "small government' guy who is going to send the government into every woman's bedroom, criminalizing mothers and calling them murderers, even when raped by their fathers or by thugs.

Criminalize women? This is small government? How about comparing gay people to alchoholics?

It's the Tea Party, folks. It's the Mad Hatter running the show.

Posted by: cturtle1 | October 27, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party and Repugnican slogan. Down with elites.

Translation. Let's get rid of anyone with any education or native intelligence and put total morons in charge.

Posted by: mickle1 | October 27, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Isn't that what the Khmer Rouge tried to do in Cambodia in the '70s??

Posted by: wdrudman | October 27, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Neoconsissy:

Just like a liberal who is actually very dumb, to lie, and suggest that our founders where not smart enough to write exactly what they meant because it does not suit your liberal agenda.

I cannot believe how you leftist morons have the idea in your soft heads that you are smarter than a rock, much less a human being who can think.

The only thing that liberals can do with 100% perfection is to attack a problem and make it much worse.

Can't you sorry morons go and help our enemies. Your sorry policies are destroy societies without destroying buildings.

Posted by: MangoJuice1 | October 27, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

"How about a little fire ... Scarecrow"

Posted by: the_observer1 | October 27, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

MangoJuice1:

Just because the Constitution doesn't have the phrase "separation of church & state," doesn't mean that the writers did not include it in the 1st Amendment. They just phrased it differently.

It's the same thing as me calling you an imbecile doesn't mean that I don't think you are a moron. I'm quite sure you are both, but I didn't have to explicitly state that for the average person to see that I believe you are a moron.

Posted by: NeoConman | October 27, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

What a freakin joke this O`donnell chick is!
Doesn`t know the 1st amendment .
Doesn`t know squat!
Delware`s republicans are laughingstock throughout Del and the country!
HAHAHA .

Posted by: wts1574 | October 27, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

The meaning of Tea Party to me for many years always meant a gathering of friends to enjoy themselves and have a good time! I find today the cretins and uninformed who call themselves part of the Tea Party really have never attended and been part of a Tea Party! What does the Tea Party candidates represent? All I can see is discord and disruption. It is alarming to see the candidates who are running and/or campaigning for political office under this banner! Where are the Repoublicans we have known and respected for years? I do hope the November 02 election will return to legislators who are informed and represent the constituents in a meaningful way... with character and integrity.

Posted by: meems1 | October 27, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell, Paul, Angle, Palin, Tea-baggers all. What a sorry lot!

But, this is a democratic republic, and just about anything can run for public office.

Posted by: chamateddy | October 27, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Who is the kook again ?

Posted by: pvilso24

You are.....

Posted by: larsonlk | October 27, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Is EVERYONE in the Tea Party terminally greedy, fascist AND crazy or is it just my imagination?

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | October 27, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donell can best be compared to either a bad case of flaking dandruff or rust on the hull of a sunken ship that flakes off with the current. She might have been a cutie and gotten the votes of the anti-anything crowd, but she is dissolving at a fast pace with days to go. Voters casting their ballots on Nov. 2 are going to have plenty of time to consider the consequences of picking her over anyone else. I am glad that I don't live in her state.

Posted by: ronjeske | October 27, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

this proves o'donnell is a fraud... she is ill-equipped to be a senator... and she and her campaign should quit now... they are only in it because they think they can keep the campaign donations for themselves... o'donnell doesn't want the public to see how stupid she really is.

Posted by: FranknErnest | October 27, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

pvilso24: Christine O'Donnell and her campaign showed their true colors by wanting to dismantle the First Amendment - mainly freedom of the press. It doesn't just apply to government entities, but everyone. Any judge will tell you that. Why defend her?

Posted by: cags777 | October 27, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Just know for certain that the Tea Party and the Republican't Party has taken a firm stand against frivolous lawsuits - and even the threat of frivolous lawsuits -- which harm our small businesses......... wait a minute...... Obama's a Muslim.

Posted by: gpwh2os | October 27, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Just know for certain that the Tea Party and the Republican't Party has taken a form stand against frivolous lawsuits - and even the threat of frivolous lawsuits -- which harm our small businesses......... wait a minute...... Obama's a Muslim.

Posted by: gpwh2os | October 27, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Just know for certain that the Tea Party and the Republican't Party has taken a form stand against frivolous lawsuits - and even the threat of frivolous lawsuits -- which harm our small businesses......... wait a minute...... Obama's a Muslim.

Posted by: gpwh2os | October 27, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

The O'Donnell haters are out again... amazing...

Christine is a kook ?

Sorry I watched the debates…

I heard Chris Coons express support for Obamacare, Teacher Unions, Trial lawyers, and higher property taxes... and finally acknowledge after repeated questioning that his family business will benefit financially from job-killing Cap and Trade !!

I heard O'Donnells opposition to same.. curiously like MOST Americans ! She's well us !

I heard O'Donnell's support for REPEAL of Obamacare... her support for Tort reform.. reduced spending.. freeze on hiring... empowering teachers instead of bureaucrats... charter schools even...

A vote for Harry Reid’s “pet” Chris Coons is a vote for continuing Obama's disastrous agenda.

I also watched the 40-year veteran Harry Reid's painful embarrassing debate loss to Angle...

Who is the kook again ?

Posted by: pvilso24 | October 27, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Yes Thomas Jefferson did say the phrase "Separation of Church and state" in a letter to a friend.

Why didn't he say those words in the 1st amendment genius?

Can it be that Jefferson along with the rest of the founders did not believe as the Klansman Supreme Court justice Hugo Black did when he gave us this wall between the church and state decades later?

You leftist are the stupid people in America

Posted by: MangoJuice1 | October 27, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

I live in Delaware and heard the Witch and Jenson. This woman is truly certifiable. Rick Jenson is probably the most conservative talk show host in Delaware! She would never have gone on air with Al Masscitti, the liberal in the AM. Guess she thought she could get away with anything with ole wannabe Rush Limbaugh, Rick Jenson. William Buckley threw the KKK, White Nationalists and John Birchers out of the GOP calling them "vulgarists". Thats what these people are, indecent, liars and made democracy vulgar! I expect the brown shirts (or maybe they will try to fool us and don green shirts) right after the election! Do not vote for a "vulgarist"!

Posted by: spktruth200 | October 27, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I hold O'Donnell accountable for her personal actions which are pertinent to her eligibility. Her handlers have not run the best campaign, but, sad to say, she is still, by far, the best candidate.

Posted by: coffic | October 27, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Toot, toot! Here comes the Tea Party Express...running straight off the rails in Delaware, Alaska, Rhode Island, Colorado and coming to a lunatic asylum near you!

Posted by: braultrl | October 27, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell was correct in pointing out that the exact words 'separation of church and state' are not in the 1st amendment. The term was coined by Thomas Jefferson a few years later.

I find this even more troubling than a simple ignorance of the constitution implies. Ignorance can be passed off as misunderstanding or a simple lack of knowledge.

Instead, what this implies is that the judicial branch of government that interprets the constitution is irrelevant and its decisions are flawed from an inherent lack of legitimacy. The only conclusion I can draw from that is that O'Donnell either is ignorant of our system of government, or worse, wants to change it to suit her whim.

This is not someone that should be elected to the Senate.

Posted by: reussere | October 27, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

MangoJuice1- you need to check your ingredients- because someone slipped you a delusional pill....

Posted by: poppysue85 | October 27, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

You have to ask- all the so-called smart people who just KNOW that Obama is taking the country in the wrong direction- how do they feel about their primary vote now? If they had just checked out the candidate a little more- not just gone with the pretty face and the "don't scratch the surface" campaign oaths- would they have voted differently????

Posted by: poppysue85 | October 27, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I am amazed that conservatives have women who can think as potential leaders, and also these same women are beautiful. Palin and O'Donnell come to mind, both beautiful on the inside and out.

Liberal have women who can easily speak for twenty minutes straight without uttering a single non-curse word, and liberals love this. I have noticed that liberals love their women to be able to beat up their men.

Why do pantie wearing soft, weak, appeasing, liberal males think that Helen Thomas is gorgeous and smart? If any of you soft types can take a break from washing dishes please let me know. My guess is that when she beats up a liberal male, it is expected?

Liberalism not only affects the brain, it apparently affects the eyes!

Posted by: MangoJuice1 | October 27, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

To many of you are advid kool aid drinkers you cannot see the forest through the trees in your stupor.
Read the constitution and the history books,educate yourself for heaven sakes.
Some posts just enforce the saying ignorance is not bliss.

Posted by: sunday30 | October 27, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

These folks are what William F. Buckley would call "vulgarians". Learn to live within the rule of law, more importantly read and learn the law, and reject ignorance. Buckley and I certainly had opposing views, but I always respected him for his knowledge of the issues. He certainly did not embrace the ignorance that the right spouts out with such vehemence.
Posted by: ripper368
________________________________________
Excellent post. Buckley and I certainly had opposing views as well, but I always read his columns because I deeply respected his knowledge of the issues.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | October 27, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Who is stupid enough to vote for this ignorant woman??? The other wingnut appears to be in Colorado..didn't he say he was "against separation of church and state"!! Does he mean we should become a church run country?? Others are saying they will end social security, welfare and repeal the health care bill and they are all going to cut "big" government and taxes!! Guess that will mean the sick and elderly begging in the streets and fewer policeman, fireman, ambulances and no army....If this is typical of teaparty candidates I certainly hope the voters wake up before voting for any of these idiots.

Posted by: nhgal628 | October 27, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Who is stupid enough to vote for this ignorant woman??? The other wingnut appears to be in Colorado..didn't he say he was "against separation of church and state"!! Does he mean we should become a church run country?? Others are saying they will end social security, welfare and repeal the health care bill and they are all going to cut "big" government and taxes!! Guess that will mean the sick and elderly begging in the streets and fewer policeman, fireman, ambulances and no army....If this is typical of teaparty candidates I certainly hope the voters wake up before voting for any of these idiots.

Posted by: nhgal628 | October 27, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Who is stupid enough to vote for this ignorant woman??? The other wingnut appears to be in Colorado..didn't he say he was "against separation of church and state"!! Does he mean we should become a church run country?? Others are saying they will end social security, welfare and repeal the health care bill and they are all going to cut "big" government and taxes!! Guess that will mean the sick and elderly begging in the streets and fewer policeman, fireman, ambulances and no army....If this is typical of teaparty candidates I certainly hope the voters wake up before voting for any of these idiots.

Posted by: nhgal628 | October 27, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Who is stupid enough to vote for this ignorant woman??? The other wingnut appears to be in Colorado..didn't he say he was "against separation of church and state"!! Does he mean we should become a church run country?? Others are saying they will end social security, welfare and repeal the health care bill and they are all going to cut "big" government and taxes!! Guess that will mean the sick and elderly begging in the streets and fewer policeman, fireman, ambulances and no army....If this is typical of teaparty candidates I certainly hope the voters wake up before voting for any of these idiots.

Posted by: nhgal628 | October 27, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Richard18. Brown Shirt tactics by people who carry guns to political assemblies. And yet the Tea Stains are complaining that Harry Reid's people will be providing cookies to pre-vote events?

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | October 27, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, she reminds me of some people I've worked with. Dumb as doornails, think they know it all, defensive as all get out but certainly not short on ambition.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | October 27, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Is there anyone in the country that takes this moron seriously?

Posted by: lemondog | October 27, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Richard18. Brown Shirt tactics by people who carry guns to political assemblies. And yet the Tea Stains are complaining that Harry Reid's people will be providing cookies to pre-vote events?

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | October 27, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

These folks are what William F. Buckley would call "vulgarians". Learn to live within the rule of law, more importantly read and learn the law, and reject ignorance.
Buckley and I certainly had opposing views, but I always respected him for his knowledge of the issues. He certainly did not embrace the ignorance that the right spouts out with such vehemence.

Posted by: ripper368 | October 27, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Richard18. Brown Shirt tactics by people who carry guns to political assemblies. And yet the Tea Stains are complaining that Harry Reid's people will be providing cookies to pre-vote events?

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | October 27, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Richard18. Brown Shirt tactics by people who carry guns to political assemblies. And yet the Tea Stains are complaining that Harry Reid's people will be providing cookies to pre-vote events?

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | October 27, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Has she or any Tea Party activists ever heard of the First Amendment? Good Lord!

Posted by: cags777 | October 27, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

From the station's article:
"After seeing the video the attorney for the O'Donnell campaign contacted WDEL's counsel again to apologize for charges made by their campaign manager."
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So the lawyer threatened legal action on something he hadn't even bothered to look at? Isn't that malpractice?

Posted by: rpixley220 | October 27, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I loathe the proliferation of ignorance, whether by this O'Donnel woman or some of the posters...

“ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;..."

Unless Gov't is trying to get into this debacle, it's not a 1st Ammendment issue. Probably more proprietary rights or whatnot. Move along.

Posted by: Premortem | October 27, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

So let her sue. That's Ms. O'Donnell's constitutional right. It will be the radio station's constitutional right to countersue. Only the lawyers will will, but hopefully, it will tie up Ms. O'Donnell sufficiently to knock her out of the race permanently.

Posted by: bloommarko4 | October 27, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

This is from WDEL themselves, the station that hosted Christine O'Donnell and the short-lived target of her lawsuit threat:

"The part that the candidate and her campaign didn't want shown is a little past halfway through, when Jensen presses O'Donnell on what cuts she'd make in New Castle County government, considering she and surrogates are hammering Chris Coons on the issue."

Posted by: hitpoints | October 27, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

mandika2 you einstein, if what you say is true, then why was odonnell wrong and her opponent right? First off, I doubt seriously this woman knows much of what is in the Constitution. As has been pointed out, a lot of people might not know the 17 and the 19th Amendments, but virtually everyone who has been to middle school in this country knows what the First Amendment entails. The woman is pilloried because she's a moron, and she's woefully unqualified. If you want to rush out and vote for someone who denys that the Consitution mandates separation of church and state, it's your right. but of course that means you're even dumber than she is, and if I'm not mistaken she's even dumber than dubya, and he's a total moron.

Posted by: red2million | October 27, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Anyone that crazy is a nympho.

Posted by: danw1 | October 27, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

TO: mandinka2 who wrote:
“Unfortunately the kook in the race is the Dem but you'll never see any of his nuttiness in the Post. O'Donnell was pilloried because she has read the constitution and her opponent hasn't…”
^^^^^^^^^^^

It’s obvious that neither you nor O’Donnell have read the U.S. Constitution, because if she did she would know that you cannot deprive ANYONE of their property without due process of law.

Meaning, she can’t demand any radio station or anyone else turn their property over to her unless she goes through the legal process and gets a court order, and even then it is doubtful that any court would award her with possession of other peoples’ property.

If she or anyone in her campaign had even gone to school, they would know they might have tried getting an injunction to prevent the station from airing the video, but even that is doubtful.


Posted by: lindalovejones | October 27, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I can't get the video on WDEL to load, but the still photos depict O'Donnell looking her usual self, nothing embarrassing about her appearance. Maybe people like Barno1 here can theorize she started picking her nose midway through, but I'll take the accounts from reporters instead, that she blanked and got flustered on trying to defend an attack she's made on Coons. I bet the cluelessness in her face was enough to make her campaign get nervous and demand the video be destroyed.

Posted by: hitpoints | October 27, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Barno1:
Who the hell cares what she was wearing or not wearing? No one cares about her a-s-s or her looks they are concerned this imbecile with 4th grade general knowledge is running for senator.

Posted by: hemisphere | October 27, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

The lady is the clear winner of the prize for Wingnut of the Year.

Posted by: sameolddoc | October 27, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Such a delightful idiot and an idiot's delight.

Posted by: whocares666 | October 27, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

So, between Ms O'Donnell and Ms Palin..the Repubs do not have enough brain power between the two of them to light up a light bulb.

The big difference between the two is that Palin, the first sitting Gov. to resign for reasons other that illness or legal/crimminal issues, just has a bit more experience and a lot more money for advisors and writers.

Posted by: meyer390 | October 27, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

"During the interview, which was broadcast live and streamed on the Web on Tuesday..."
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This lady is absolutely nuts. Good luck putting the toothpaste back in the tube!

I realize that she lives in a small state, but how is it that she seems to end up as a candidate for all of Delaware's major elective positions without any real experience at anything? Clearly there must be somebody more qualified somewhere.

Posted by: jgmann | October 27, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

@Barno1, are you kidding with your excuse for O'Donnell about her hair, makeup, clothing etc being the reason she asked the video to be destroyed???

Come on, this is a woman running to be a senator and in the mix of a campaign with camera following her every move and you are telling us she somehow forgot to do her hair, put makeup on or worst, dress up well? This is the same woman that is more concern about her appearance than how she understands the issues.

You can fault O'Donnell for not being knowledgeable about the issues but having a bad hair day-never. She always looked dressed up even when she just taking her trash out to the dumpster.

So please come up with a better "common sense" excuse for her.

Posted by: CURIOUS32 | October 27, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Ms. O'Donnell is not ready for Prime Time, God love her.

Posted by: mcdonalsherry | October 27, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately the kook in the race is the Dem but you'll never see any of his nuttiness in the Post. O'Donnell was pilloried because she has read the constitution and her opponent hasn't

Posted by: mandinka2 | October 27, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Continuing Tea Party lunacy. None of their candidates has even the remotest grasp on reality.

Posted by: Lefty_ | October 27, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes! The Tea-Poopers are on the rampage!

Posted by: hayden1 | October 27, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Typo - I meant "general appearance" not "general performance". It WAS her performance that was embarrassing to her campaign, not her looks.

Posted by: hitpoints | October 27, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I'd say the odds of that are very, very slim versus the odds that it had to do with her appearance. The reason I think you are incorrect is because even if they had the video tapes destroyed, if there were something truly awful about her performance it would be easy for the audio tape of the interview to make its way around the press/public. Happens all the time in radio interviews.

Common sense says this was about hair, make up, or clothing...or all of the above.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 27, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Typo - I meant "general appearance" not "general performance". It WAS her performance that was embarrassing to her campaign, not her looks.

Posted by: hitpoints | October 27, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Barno1, but her objections had nothing to do with her hair, her outfit, her makeup, or general performance. Her objection was due to her overall FAIL.

Posted by: hitpoints | October 27, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Barno1 | October 27, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse
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My, but you tea bag..excuse me, tea partiers are an angry lot. Between stomping on women's heads, handcuffing reporters and threatening to sue radio stations, I think the voters need to put all of you on time out.

Posted by: sonny2 | October 27, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

I am not a tea partier nor do I support Christine O'Donnell. If I lived in Delaware I wouldn't vote for her even though I am a conservative. It must be very frustrating to dimwits like you when you see that not all conservatives think alike.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 27, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Barno1:
the interview was streamed on the internet. The assumption is that any streaming would include video as well. This is fairly common practice at Radio stations now. btw, what could she possibly be wearing that would inspire a request to destroy the dreaded videotape...unless she dressed like a witch or showed up naked. Either is possible in the case of that unqualified but very likeable nutbag.

Posted by: swiftsmail | October 27, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Have you ever dated a woman before? I'm assuming from your post the answer is no. If she didn't have make up on or have her hair the way she likes it or was wearing casual clothes, it's entirely possible she didn't want that look to be seen publicly.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 27, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

It's not the way she looked during the interview that had her asking for the videotape.

This from TPM: "The fireworks begin a bit more than halfway through, when Jensen discussed O'Donnell attacks on Democratic nominee Chris Coons's record as New Castle County Executive. Jensen pointed out the pluses of Coons's leadership -- the tax increases were fairly small in the face of a massive revenue shortfall after the subprime collapse, and he negotiated tough deals with the public employee unions -- and asked O'Donnell what tax and spending decisions she would have done differently."

"O'Donnell became unable to give specifics at a certain point, and the subject became only more heated as callers continued asking, as well. O'Donnell repeatedly insisted that she was running for Senate, not for county council, while Jensen countered that she was criticizing Coons on the basis of his county performance."

Although the interview was streamed live (audio and video), I'm sure her campaign didn't like the thought of it being replayed.

Posted by: hitpoints | October 27, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

This is the woman woman who brags about having attended a graduate seminar on the Constitution, and promises to uphold it? Maybe someone needs to explain the First Amendment to her, first.

Posted by: MichIndependent | October 27, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

This is what happens when a 'perennial' actually becomes a candidate.

Not pretty, is it?

Posted by: TheghostofLennyBruce | October 27, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Frauline O'Donnell and her brownshirt squad don't believe in the 1st Amendment. They have the answers for America, all straight from the Old Testament. And if you don't like it, they'll just stomp your head in.

Sinclair Lewis said that when fascism came to America it would be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. And here it is.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | October 27, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I bet she support tort reform!

Posted by: Woodstocknative | October 27, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell's Senate campaign is an embarrassment to her state and the nation. Then again so many other campaigns are crude, misguided and inconceivable. If the American public falls for the shenanigans of the candidates and the people who support them, we are all in trouble,

Posted by: MyVoice3 | October 27, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Barno1:
the interview was streamed on the internet. The assumption is that any streaming would include video as well. This is fairly common practice at Radio stations now. btw, what could she possibly be wearing that would inspire a request to destroy the dreaded videotape...unless she dressed like a witch or showed up naked. Either is possible in the case of that unqualified but very likeable nutbag.

Posted by: swiftsmail | October 27, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse


What could she possibly have said during the interview that would frighten her campaign so much?

Oh, right. We're talking about Christine O'Donnell here. Anytime she opens her mouth there's more trouble for her campaign.

Posted by: topperale | October 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Her campaign did not have any problem with what she said, it was a radio interview you imbecile. Can you read?

I'm assuming she dressed for a radio interview and not for tv. Meaning she was not happy that they brought a camera to a radio interview.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 27, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse
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My, but you tea bag..excuse me, tea partiers are an angry lot. Between stomping on women's heads, handcuffing reporters and threatening to sue radio stations, I think the voters need to put all of you on time out.

Posted by: sonny2 | October 27, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

PALIN / O'DONNELL 2012! It's what America Deserves!

They have my vote if they re-enact the Britney/Madonna kiss!

Posted by: kparc | October 27, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Another part of the 1st Amendment she missed...

Posted by: kreuz_missile | October 27, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I preferred her when she was a witch.

Posted by: krickey7 | October 27, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

What could she possibly have said during the interview that would frighten her campaign so much?

Oh, right. We're talking about Christine O'Donnell here. Anytime she opens her mouth there's more trouble for her campaign.

Posted by: topperale | October 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Her campaign did not have any problem with what she said, it was a radio interview you imbecile. Can you read?

I'm assuming she dressed for a radio interview and not for tv. Meaning she was not happy that they brought a camera to a radio interview.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 27, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party and Repugnican slogan. Down with elites.

Translation. Let's get rid of anyone with any education or native intelligence and put total morons in charge.

Posted by: mickle1 | October 27, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

What could she possibly have said during the interview that would frighten her campaign so much?

Oh, right. We're talking about Christine O'Donnell here. Anytime she opens her mouth there's more trouble for her campaign.

Coons is OK, but I really wish Beau Biden had the foresight to see what was coming down the road regarding his "opponent."

Posted by: topperale | October 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

How the Repubs nominated her is beyond all rational thought.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | October 27, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Seems to be a real authoritarian pivot for the so-called "Tea Party" repuglicans. At least if there is a coup we will know who is behind it.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | October 27, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

just more evidence of O'Donnell's understanding, or lack thereof, of the 1st amendment.

Posted by: eomcmars | October 27, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Can't O'Donnell simply cast a spell on WDEL to force them to give the tapes to the campaign? Oh wait, that's right - she's not a witch. At least she officially denies it anyway.

Posted by: rdm539 | October 27, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

She'd make a good Stalinist.

Posted by: jckdoors | October 27, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

This brings up several questions:

*Why destroy VIDEO tapes of a live RADIO interview?

*Why did O'Donnell threaten a lawsuit instead of simply casting a spell on the station?

Posted by: Boston5 | October 27, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

More Brown Shirt behavior from the Tea Party. How utterly clueless they are.

Posted by: Richard18 | October 27, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

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