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.
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.
Maybe it was just a mirage.
The second annual Tea Party national convention was scheduled to be held Oct. 14 in Las Vegas. But the host hotel, the Mirage, told Talking Points Memo that the event was canceled.
Some suspect low interest, but they are overlooking the obvious explanation: witchcraft.
In the last decade of the 20th century, Bill Clinton's life was a soap opera. Now it's back, as an operetta.
In Little Rock, Ark., auditions have been held for a Bill Clinton opera, set in 1950s Hot Springs and called "Billy Blythe," for the 42nd president's birth name.
In Joliet, Ill., the mustache plot is thick and bushy.
It began last week, at a rally of the conservative Americans for Prosperity group, featuring Joe the Plumber as the keynoter. Demonstrators outside held posters of Sarah Palin and the local GOP congressional candidate, Adam Kinzinger, with drawn-on Hitler mustaches and the caption "Naz-Tea Party."
Thus began an Internet whodunit in search of those who wielded the Sharpie. The Kinzinger campaign and Andrew Breitbart's Big Government Web site came up with a video showing that some of the demonstrators (although not, apparently, the ones carrying the mustache signs) went into the nearby to campaign headquarters of Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.)
Halvorson denies any involvement in the facial-hair fracas and finds the Hitler mustaches "offensive." The images look suspiciously like the LaRouche posters showing President Obama with the Hitler mustache, but nobody has claimed credit for the whiskers.
| September 20, 2010; 8:52 PM ET
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