Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Talk Shows: Christine O'Donnell's Witchcraft Past

Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's stunning statements about her past involvement with witchcraft left some Sunday talk shows with plenty to talk about. For one, Karl Rove appeared on FOX NEWS SUNDAY and had plenty to say about the how "church-going People" in Delaware won't like it. O'Donnell had also been featured on video on Bill Maher's show before stating that "I dabbled into witchcraft --I never joined a coven... One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it". Bill Maher has pledged to run videos of O'Donnell's witchcraft statements until she agrees to come back on the show. O'Donnell was previously featured many times on the show because of funny statements she would make for comedy value.

Ed Rollins also brought up O'Donnell's problems in his FACE THE NATION appearance. Rove also challenged O'Donnell for "nutty things" that she's been saying recently that "don't add up" on SEAN HANNITY. O'Donnell canceled her appearance on Saturday with FACE THE NATION as well as other TV appearances, only leaving others to speculate about her.

O'Donnell was a surprise winner in the recent Delaware primary and has been a favorite of the claimed "Tea Party" movement. However, she is also known for being a social conservative involved in past issues like some sort of anti-masturbation crusade.

Never in American political history has a major candidate for public office ever revealed a past involvement with witchcraft, so it is unclear exactly how voters will deal with this issue. But for today, it made for some lively discussion on the Sunday talk shows.