Monday, September 20, 2010

Should we put Christine O'Donnell's youthful indiscretion aside?

So Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party-backed successful candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Delaware, admitted awhile back on television that she "dabbled in witchcraft."

Maybe she didn't mean she embraced witchcraft. Perhaps she meant to say she looked the warlock in the eye and saw him for the evil he represented.

So, let's say we give her a pass on this. But what about her campaign spending now?

That's right. Lost in the titillating debate over her brush with sorcery comes word that she allegedly spent campaign dollars on rent. And bowling. You know - the kind of essentials that every candidate must have to win election.

You're in the big leagues now, Christine. You're no longer in high school preaching to your fellow budding adolescents the evil of masturbation. You're no longer being taken unwittingly by a boyfriend to a bloody wiccan alter.

You're an adult. Running for the U.S. Senate. And you're expected to follow the laws of the land if you want to become a lawmaker.

You may run from answering questions about your youthful transgressions. But on this allegation, you get no pass. This one, you gotta answer.

1 comment:

Rich said...

Gary - I'm much more concerned about her comment that she would turn Jews over to Nazis during the Holocaust. She said it in 1999 and was old enough to know that could be construed as anti-Semitic. Much more important character issue than witchcraft and masturbation. So far, she and other Republicans have been silent on this.