Skip to comments.Karl Rove: O'Donnell must explain her witchcraft comments
Posted on 09/19/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Karl Rove the top GOP strategist who declared last week that Christine ODonnells surprise victory does little good for the party is now calling on the surprise Senate nominee to explain her comments about witchcraft.
"In southern Delaware where there are a lot of churchgoing people, they're going to want to know what that is all about, the former aide to President George W. Bush told "Fox News Sunday."
My view is she cant simply ignore it, he said. Shes got to deal with it and explain it and put it in its most sympathetic light and move on.
ODonnell uttered the comments in question during a 1999 appearance on the now-canceled show Politically Incorrect, saying then, I dabbled into witchcraft I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft.
The 11-year-old interview was dug up Friday by liberal comedian Bill Maher the former host of Politically Incorrect. During the 1999 appearance, ODonnell also described one of her first dates with a witch on a satanic altar.
A spokesman for the ODonnell campaign did not respond to CNNs request for comment.
She cant simply say, Oh these are unfactual, and not true,' and just ignore them, Rove also said. I dont think the people of Delaware have or are accepting that as a reasonable explanation.
Citing exhaustion and scheduling conflicts, ODonnell canceled her plans over the weekend to appear on both "Fox News Sunday" and CBS "Face the Nation" a move Rove called a smart decision.
She shouldnt have accepted in the first place, he said. Its Delaware voters, not conservatives across the country who will determine the outcome of this election
and there is, as I say, resistance.
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You know, at least Judas had enough shame to go and hang himself.
No, she doesn’t.
I do find it troublesome. I would never, even in my youth, consider having anything to do with satanic anything.
And about 25 percent of them can say, "been there, done that."
The Rovebytes are sounding really sanctimonious.
My view is she cant simply ignore it
Sure she can. And she should.
Why don’t you tell us, Karl, why do you have flesh colored hair?
This b*stard will NEVER live this down, IMO.
Oh, for Gawd sakes.
I was a high schooler and tried Astral Projection. It didn’t work.
She was a high schooler. It didn;t work. She’s a Senatorial candidate.
We all have juvenile attempts that were wacky. Get on with the substance of what O’Donnell is saying.
Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.
Explain, so that we don't just write you off as completely unhinged.
Dying to know what Karl was doing in high school...then again, who cares?
Indeed. One might want to dig a little deeper and find out which teachers turned her on to it.
You gotta admit it was a dumbass thing to say, but hey, wicca is accepted by the armed forces as a religion now.
I am not saying it is acceptable, but liberals certainly embrace it, so THEY can STFU!
Karl Rove: O’Donnell must explain her witchcraft comments
How about Karl Rove must explain his harangue against O’Donnell?
Yes Karl, they do. They're all convinced that she was, and is, a witch. Yes they are.
Mr Rove,your time has come and gone.thanks for your past work,but go to your rocking chair and finish your embroidery....
Why doesn’t Karl call out O’Donnell’s competition for his Confessions of a Bearded Marxist and stop campaigning against O’Donnell? Karl was too far to the left and so was Bush. I think this is about more that keeping a Republican majority (not that he isn’t hoping for that). I think his temper tantrum may also be about the fact that O’Donnell and the tea-party voters are too far to the right for him. Karl, himself, may be a RINO at heart.
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