Red-Meat Christianity

Red-Meat Christianity

Christine O’Donnell:

“I would have become a Hare Krishna but I didn’t want to become a vegetarian. And that is honestly the reason why — because I’m Italian, I love meatballs!”
— On Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, July 19, 1999

(Video clip after the jump)

 More:

“Candidate’s religious awakening credited to meatballs,” CNN via Los Angeles Times.

 “If Not For Her Meat Love, Christine O’Donnell Would Be a Krishna,” Ken Layne, Wonkette.

Hat tip: Christina Bellantoni, TPMDC.

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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6 Responses to “Red-Meat Christianity”

  1. Another David Says:

    OK, we get it. Christine O’Donnell said some pretty crazy things in the 90s. Show me one person who didn’t say some pretty crazy things a decade before they got into politics. Seriously, I dare you.

    I’m not a Tea Partier and I don’t support Christine O’Donnell, but I think Jason Jones nailed it when he said “The Democrats are going to f*ck it up by just simply missing the point. O’Donnell is running on a campaign of restoring fiscal sanity to Washington, yet leaves behind her a trail of unpaid bills and legal issues. Yet the Democrats will probably spend all their time arrogantly ridiculing her for opposing masturbation. I assume, hoping for a high turnout of the pro-masturbation crowd.”

    Clearly, the Tea Party isn’t thwarted by crazy people and the crazy things they say. So why don’t we all try something completely different: talk about real issues.

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Another David wrote: OK, we get it.

    Apparently not. The point: Christine O’Donnell will say anything to be on television, no matter how outrageous. That was true in the 1990s and it is true now.

    O’Donnell is running on a campaign of restoring fiscal sanity to Washington, yet leaves behind her a trail of unpaid bills and legal issues.

    This “real issue” you cite simply follows from O’Donnell’s single-minded quest for celebrity. What differentiates Christine O’Donnel from Michaele Salahi? A red sari and a reality TV deal.

  3. Another David Says:

    That was true in the 1990s and it is true now.

    Is it true now? Of all the clips I’ve seen of her saying crazy things on TV, I can’t recall one dated later than 2000. If she’s just trying to get on TV by saying outrageous and controversial things, then she hasn’t been doing a very good job of it in the last 10 years.

    This “real issue” you cite simply follows from O’Donnell’s single-minded quest for celebrity.

    I totally agree with you here, but I’d like to see more people saying “Look, she just wants to get famous. But her drive for fame also makes her reckless and irresponsible,” like you just did. Instead, all I ever see are clips of her on TV in the 90s, which, rather than point out that she’s reckless and irresponsible, point out that she said something outrageous and controversial on a topic almost entirely unrelated to politics.

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    Another David wrote: Is it true now? Of all the clips I’ve seen of her saying crazy things on TV, I can’t recall one dated later than 2000.

    Look here, for starters. Many of the snappy quotes here are from the last decade.

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