It’s amateur hour in Delaware as Christine O’Donnell’s magical mystery tour is coming to a screeching halt. A handful of videos have exposed her as more of a kook then previously presumed and left her running for cover.
Nafeesa Syeed’s AP article provided juicy details:
O’Donnell had been set to appear on “Face the Nation” on CBS and “Fox News Sunday.”
Campaign spokeswoman Diana Banister cited scheduling conflicts and said O’Donnell needed to return to Delaware for commitments to church events and an afternoon picnic with Republicans in a key county where she has solid backing.
She double booked herself and then decided to blow off national TV opportunities to spend time with the people whose votes she already has. This would be refreshing, if I could bring myself to believe it.
Banister said she was unaware of the previous commitments when she booked O’Donnell for the shows. She said she canceled with Fox News late Friday and with CBS early Saturday.
To believe this, you have to accept the idea that O’Donnell’s spokesperson would book these appearances without checking her availability first. If so, you then have to accept the idea that O’Donnell surrounds herself with incompetence and as a Delaware voter you’d have to wonder if this is the kind of person you want to vote for. Further, you have to believe that she’s so overwhelmed that she’s not capable of looking past her nose as O’Donnell and Co. didn’t realize that she was double booked until the day before said bookings.
“We felt really bad,” she said, adding the campaign apologized profusely for canceling at the last-minute. Banister said O’Donnell would be pleased to appear on any Sunday news shows in the future.
As long as her church doesn’t have anything going that Sunday.
Fox News had booked O’Donnell on Thursday. Marty Ryan, executive producer of “Fox News Sunday,” said in a statement that the campaign canceled late Friday, saying she was exhausted and returning to Delaware.
That’s odd. I thought she had prior commitments with her church. And this coming from the woman who would have turned Jews over to the Nazis, rather than tell a lie.
“On Saturday morning, O’Donnell called us and said: ‘I got triple-booked. I had been invited to go to church and then a picnic. I have to keep my priorities to Delaware voters,'” Ryan said. “The invitation to have her appear on the show remains open.”
I thought she was exhausted and headed to Delaware for rest?
Separately, “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer said that program received an e-mail Saturday morning canceling O’Donnell’s appearance without explanation. But the campaign later called to say that O’Donnell had some campaign events.
Wait, now the story is campaign events?
In light of these revelations, one would expect someone who has campaigned on such high moral ground to leave the race and head back under the rock from which they crawled out. We shall see.
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