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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

By Dana Milbank  | September 20, 2010; 8:52 PM ET
 
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Let's not let the facts get in the way of this one Adam Kinzinger!

The Facts Adam Kinzinger Overlooks

Posted by: HonestlyAdam | September 21, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

If Christine O'Donnell dabbled in witchcraft 11 years ago she was probably the oldest high schooler in the state of Delaware. Eleven years ago Christine O'Donnell was 30 years old.

Posted by: debe1138 | September 21, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

"If angry witches don't spell trouble enough for O'Donnell ..."
Q: What do you say to an angry witch?
A: Ribbit!
(From the wishful-thinking department)

O'Donnell's description of her dabbling definitely sounds like "dabbling," but it doesn't sound like any known kind of modern witchcraft, even Satanic witchcraft. She either made the whole thing up or she dated some sensation-seeking kid who knew how to make stage blood. If we're reviving the repeatedly-discredited Satanic Ritual Abuse panic of the 1980's, I think I can find the FBI report that debunked it around here somewhere.

Posted by: FreemanPresson | September 21, 2010 3:09 AM | Report abuse

Well who to vote for a Conservative who is a Wiccan or a Self proclaimed Communist. I'll take my chances on the wiccan. If you leftists hate her so much she must be OK.

Oh I did notice all the Communist had to say was he was not one now he was young then. But the Wiccan saying she was not one now and was young then just doesn't count to the Pravda media. Yes the propagandists just keep coming.

Posted by: harley2002 | September 21, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Re: debe1138 | September 21, 2010 12:31 AM

The "dabbling" didn't happen 11 years ago, she talked about it 11 years ago.

I'm disappointed that she's lost "the Wiccan vote". But, if Delaware Wiccans would prefer to vote for Harry Reid's pet bearded Marxist, that's their prerogative.

Posted by: malclave | September 21, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Miss O’Donnell where did the blood on the altar come from? Did you kill an innocent cat or was one of your fiends masturbating while they had their period? In the ghetto if we walk in on our kids while masturbating we just close the door, give them some privacy. It’s the rehearsal before they make us a grandmother. But taking the life of an innocent animal is grounds for an ass kicking. It will instill in a child the value of life. It is what a parent has to do to bring a child up right. There will be no more talk of devil worship or animal sacrifice. Let’s hope that we don’t hear anymore “wisdom” from the self appointed moral misfits like you. Family Values From Grandma WacKyourAss

Posted by: gigi14 | September 22, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Do try to keep up DEBELL38.

Ms O'Donnell mentioned her teenage hi-jink when she appeared on a HALLOWEEN edition of the excerable Bill Maher's show talking about her time at HIGH SCHOOL and some doofus she dated briefly.

Er, is that TOO complicated for your liberal brain?

She also made the funniest self-deprecating joke about it too.

Now, what were you doing at High School? Want to know what the President of the United States was doing at high school?

Drugs and hanging around with communists. It's all in the book Bill Ayers ghost wrote for him.

Posted by: espresso | September 22, 2010 6:47 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: gigi14 | September 22, 2010 12:11

How did you get to be such a crazy, unhinged hater?

Cat murder, periods, wanking off, et al. They all seem to be some sort of wish-fulfillment, projection fantasy.

That's some ghetto you inhabit young woman. But most of it seems to be in the canyons of your mind.

Get help, I am begging you.

Posted by: espresso | September 22, 2010 6:52 AM | Report abuse

What Christine O'Donnell does on an altar after midnight is her business. But think about it. That's still got to be more appealing than the idea of some bald guy raising your taxes and redistributing your wealth.

Posted by: ReaganTMan1 | September 25, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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