Just a couple of tidbits that caught my eye this weekend:
- On Saturday former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, sponsored by the Family Research Council. Am I the only one who sees the irony in a man who’s been married three times and cheated on two of his ex-wives speaking at a “values voter” summit?
- And as if the story of Delaware Republican U.S. Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell wasn’t strange enough, during an October 29, 1999 appearance on “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher, O’Donnell admitted she “dabbled into witchcraft.”
O’DONNELL: I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. … I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. […]
One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it. I mean, there’s little blood there and stuff like that. … We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.
Bill Maher, now the host of “Real Time,” has indicated he’ll release a clip a week of O’Donnell’s appearances on his show – which totals 21 appearances – until O’Donnell agrees to come on his show. Something tells me Christine O’Donnell has the “satanic witch” vote all sewn up, but I’m guessing some of the more conservative voters in Delaware might be more than a little concerned about Christine O’Donnell’s history of dabbling in witchcraft.
Think Progress has more on The Old Adventures of New Christine.