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Christine O'Donnell's witch trials; Bill Clinton, the opera; Palin's Hitler mustache

Double, double toil and trouble;
Witches burst O'Donnell's bubble.

Christine O'Donnell, the Delaware Republican Senate nominee who 11 years ago claimed she "dabbled into witchcraft," now attributes this to hanging out with "questionable folks in high school" and assures her supporters that "there's been no witchcraft since."

This flip-flopping, however, appears to have cost O'Donnell the Wiccan vote. The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reached the Rev. Selena Fox, High Priestess and Senior Minister of the Circle Sanctuary, a pagan non-profit, who complained that O'Donnell "is actually defaming Wiccans."

If angry witches don't spell trouble enough for O'Donnell, she's also in some potential trouble with the Federal Elections Commission. CNN reports that for 13 months, between July 2009 and August 2010, O'Donnell was her own campaign treasurer. This might explain why nobody objected when she allegedly used campaign funds for personal expenses such as rent.

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More evidence that incumbent office holders are in trouble this fall: A city council member in Bellevue, Wash., was attacked by a bear.

Authorities say the man, John Chelminiak, now in stable condition, was attacked by "an older, non-lactating bear, around 10 years old, who was underweight and, it is believed, did not have any cubs."

In other words, it wasn't a mama grizzly.

By Dana Milbank  | September 20, 2010; 8:52 PM ET
 
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