The first week after Christine O’Donnell won the primary to be the Republican candidate to run for the Senate from Delaware was — well, it was a bit of a catastrophe. A flood of old videos hit the internet. See Christine O’Donnell: “Evolution is a Myth”.
Since then she’s definitely been getting some good advice, and she’s making some moves to rehabilitate the disaster of all those old videos from her appearances on the Bill Maher show.
At the website of CNN we find: O’Donnell to CNN: ‘I’ve matured’. Here are some excerpts, with bold font as in the original:
On the Bill Maher tapes: “No I haven’t been embarrassed. And I’m not saying that I’m proud. You know, obviously what they’re trying to do is paint a picture of who I was 20 years ago. I’ve matured in my faith. I’ve matured in my policies. Today you have a 40-something woman running for office. Not a 20-year-old. So that’s a big difference.”
That sounds okay. Let’s read on:
“A lot of what I said [on the Bill Maher tapes] … I had a new-found faith and I saw this an opportunity to talk about the faith on national TV and more as a ministry opportunity. But voters need to rest assured that when I go to Washington D.C., it’s the Constitution by which I will make all of my decisions. And I will defend their right to disagree with me.”
That sounds good too. If she’s serious about the Constitution, who cares what she thinks privately? Well, we’d prefer someone with a tad more rationality in her private views, but one must consider her opponent, Christopher Coons. We continue with CNN:
Teach creationism in schools? “It doesn’t have anything to do with what I will do in Congress. … My opinion on that is irrelevant.”
See what we mean? She may be a flake on a number of topics, but if she sticks to her job we’ll never be bothered. (He said hopefully.) Here’s more:
Why so reluctant to talk about her past statements? “This campaign is about the future and not the past. This campaign is about what each candidate is going to do to address the needs of the people of Delaware.”
That was then, this is now. Hey, whatcha gonna do? Her opponent is about as far left as one can be. It’s far from a perfect choice, but not an impossible one. If your Curmudgeon lived in Delaware, he’d vote for the cutie.
There’s more at the CNN website, including a video. Click over there. You’d better get to know Christine. She just might win.
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