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Posted at 5:52 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Now Christine O'Donnell, author

By Steven E. Levingston

chrsitine book.jpgIn the world of celebrity authors, you lose, you win.

Sarah Palin loses her bid for the vice presidency and gets scooped up by HarperCollins to write books for handsome sums.

Ditto now: Christine O’Donnell who, fresh from her defeat in the U.S. Senate race in Delaware, apparently has attracted enough of a celebrity cult to win (did I say, win?) a contract with St. Martin’s to tell her campaign tale for publication in August 2011.

Not to fade away -- certainly not! -- and do something else, as other more realistic losers do, O’Donnell expects to keep strutting down the Tea Party red carpet like, say, the Mad Hatter. As she says of her literary endeavor, “I plan on making my book one of the revolution’s catalysts.”

And as the Mad Hatter once said, “If you knew Time as well as I do, you wouldn’t talk about wasting IT.”

By Steven E. Levingston  | December 2, 2010; 5:52 PM ET
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She can write?

Posted by: haveaheart | December 2, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Same ghost as Sarah?

Posted by: arancia12 | December 2, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

If I had a time machine, I would take her to salem in the 1600's

Posted by: jtackeff | December 2, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Great! Another wing-nut book to make the best-seller list by being bought by the case, and distributed for free to the party faithful and other donors.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | December 2, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Great! Another wing-nut book to make the best-seller list by being bought by the case, and distributed for free to the party faithful and other donors.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | December 2, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Does her book require Crayons?

Posted by: logcabin1836 | December 2, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

And Levingston, I bet you'll be the first to read O'Donnell's book!

Posted by: janet8 | December 2, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Here's a concept: don't buy the book and let the publishers take a, well, shellacking! Maybe that will dissuade them. Why would anyone with a higher-than-room-temperature IQ want to reward such a ditzy space cadet for her spaciness? And, no, this is not even about where one is on the political spectrum, not a right-wing/left-wing kinda thing. Intelligent conservatives are telling her to go away . . .

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | December 2, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Will it be a pop up or just a coloring book?

Posted by: woody3691 | December 2, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

In a world where even well-regarded film directors struggle to get financial backing for new projects; faithful, experienced, and skilled employees unceremoniously get the sack AND are bilked out of their pensions by corporations; and countless thoughtful and talented writers struggle to get that next byline or contract, it's nice to know that someone with a dodgy employment history -- in fact, little else but a history of lawsuits, liens, and l- -- er, misrepresentations -- can exploit the gravy train of celebrity. And untold numbers of parents who told their children that hard work and character matter most are left scratching their heads.

Posted by: AnotherHagman | December 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell, Tea Party linked to deadly explosion in Delaware. SHOCKING details at:

Peace! :-)

Posted by: SignalTwenty | December 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Let me guess, it will be called "Delaware by Heart" and can be summed up in a few lines: Its Obamas fault, god and America are the most bestest and the secualr socialists are ruining this country. Done, save yourself 20 bucks a a few brain cells.

You could print this womans manifesto on a bus ticket

Posted by: Chops2 | December 6, 2010 2:17 AM | Report abuse

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