September 19, 2010

SCOTT JOHNSON: If Al Franken was able to overcome his personal record to become a United States Senator, Christine O’Donnell certainly can. “O’Donnell has the additional advantage of having a man who formerly advertised himself as the bearded Marxist for her opponent.”

Related: Does Christine O’Donnell Weigh The Same As A Duck?

UPDATE: Michael Lotus: Murkowski’s OK, But O’Donnell Is A Villainess?

Let’s get this straight. Christine O’Donnell actually won her primary. But Karl Rove began actively campaigning for the Democrat in Delaware the day after O’Donnell won, when there was no other GOP candidate to back, when the voters had already decided, and blaming her for supposedly squandering a GOP Senate majority.

Lisa Murkowski lost her primary. Yet she is running as a write-in candidate, for no reason she can publicly justify. She is a spoiler who is likely to cause the loss of a GOP Senate seat.

Yet where is the full-throated assault on Lisa Murkowski by the GOP leadership?

Her dad was a Senator, so she gets a pass. But remember when people were saying that it was the Tea Party crowd that was going to be a bunch of immature spoilers? The GOP establishment is so bad, the Tea Party has to be an improvement, and this is just more proof. As I said back in my 2006 Republican majority pre-mortem: “I realize that you go to war with the political class you have, but even back in the 1990s it was obvious that we had a lousy political class. It hasn’t improved, but the challenges have gotten greater. Can the country continue to do well, with such bad political leadership? I hope so, because I see no sign of improvement, no matter who wins next month.” Sometimes I hate being right. . . .

MORE: Dr. Bernard Beard sends this bit from Firefly:

Patron: [River is about to be burned at the stake] This is a holy cleansing. You cannot think to thwart God’s will.
Mal: Y’all see the man hangin’ out of the spaceship with the really big gun? I’m not saying you weren’t easy to find, but it was kind of out of our way and he didn’t wanna come in the first place. Man’s lookin’ to kill some folk. So really it’s his will y’all should worry about thwarting.
Mal: [to Simon] Gotta say, Doctor, your talent for alienatin’ folks is near miraculous.
Simon: Yes, I’m very proud.
Mal: [about River] Cut her down.
Patron: The girl is a witch.
Mal: Yeah, but she’s our witch.
[Cocks shotgun and aims at Town Patron]
Mal: So cut her the hell down!

“She’s our witch!” Now there’s a slogan! Did I mention that she turned me into a newt? I got better . . . . And yes, I know I’m mixing geek-culture references.

MORE: Courtesy of reader Joseph Dorsett, here’s the Firefly clip. A prize to the first person who can mash this up into an O’Donnell ad . . . .

STILL MORE: See if you can work this in, too. (Via C.J. Burch, who notes that a witch is better than a Marxist. Which is undoubtedly true.)

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