Watch: Christine O'Donnell to Air Half-Hour Doc on Delaware Cable


Teabagger Christine O'Donnell bought a half-hour of airtime on Delaware cable and a CBS affiliate, writes Ben Smith, to air an extended informercial about herself. Airing tonight, presumably.


UPDATE: Apparently O'Donnell is infuriated because the ad hasn't shown yet and the network "forgot" to air it twice.

We the People of the First State from Friends of Christine O'Donnell on Vimeo.


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  1. why doesn't this idiot just give up. She is clearly more interested in being a TV host than a real politician. She doesn't have an ounce of credibility and continues to make a fool of herself. What a twit.

    Posted by: Paul | Nov 1, 2010 10:38:11 AM

  2. Burdensome regulation? Nuff said. This ad is frightening, because small minds will fall for it.

    Posted by: Taylor Siluwé | Nov 1, 2010 10:45:35 AM

  3. I for one am glad to see corporate money, tea bagger money and even Xtian money go down the sewer on this one.

    Posted by: Bob | Nov 1, 2010 10:52:26 AM

  4. She's getting bad advice from her staff. People with chipmunk cheeks & beaver teeth should never be filmed next to a river.

    Posted by: darlinkula | Nov 1, 2010 11:00:16 AM

  5. Curse Gawker for making me slightly sympathetic for this woman. Their article was below the belt (literally and figuratively) for political mud slinging.

    That said, she's uniquely unsuited for public office and this ad is a waste of money.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Nov 1, 2010 11:00:19 AM

  6. Ok, why exactly are we being informed about every single trivial thing this woman does? Seems to me, Andy, that she's your dangerous flaming ant epidemic.

    Posted by: Halcyon | Nov 1, 2010 11:04:57 AM

  7. I know that I should have more respect for your political system in the US but these conservative candidates are giving us so much fun here in Europe, just please don't actually elect them !

    One of our tv journalists was explaining your elections a few days ago and he simpy said that the Republican party was (by european standards) quite right wing whilst the teaparty was mad.

    I will almost certainly stay up to watch this election - something big is happening in your country and I not sure if I like the look of it.

    Posted by: arch | Nov 1, 2010 11:12:41 AM

  8. If you're going to run as an anti-sex, anti-masterbation, chaste woman and bring these things up as your supposed pro-points, then yes, it SHOULD be dragged out into the light that no, you happen to be a show up in the middle of the night and snog a random dude person - not that there's anything wrong with that. But underhanded? Grow up, ninny.

    Posted by: Tigerama | Nov 1, 2010 11:13:22 AM

  9. Never thought I'd see the day, that a politician would come who would make Sarah Palin sound semi-inteligent. O'Donnell and Michael Steele have two things in common, the GOP hates them, and they will both be looking for jobs come Nov 3.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Nov 1, 2010 11:24:18 AM

  10. These people's concerns are genuine, and I really sympathise, but the issue isn't taxes (though value for money on taxes in the US is admittedly dire. No NHS, a shoddy welfare system, inadequate public transport, corrupt politicians in the pockets of big business and lobby groups owned by profligate and exploitative fundamentalist millionaires with little regard for human welfare, the world's biggest 'defence' budget being spent on exacerbating and perpetuating fundamentalist terrorism towards the US by oppressing innocent civilians who had nothing to do with it (almost 3x more civilians killed than insurgents in Iraq alone), enormous corporations legally endowed with human rights so they can't be stopped paving over people's lives and livelihoods and dropping a big-box right on top of them, and being bailed out by the government when their stock market roulette inevitably threatens them with ruination, institutionalised intolerance and bigotry towards every minority under the sun, guns in the hands of almost anyone who wants one, people whose income depends upon tips because minimum wage doesn't apply to them, poor food standards and sickening animal abuse in the food industry, climate change deniers and religious groups hampering education, many states with rules that prevent any political parties other than the Democrats and Republicans (impotent and maniacal respectively) from being elected, 'In God We Trust' on your money and state constitutions that forbid non-Christians from running for office, (Caesar's things to Caesar anyone?) and most frighteningly of all rabid objectivists like Glenn Beck lying on TV to innocent and suffering people and convincing them that their only future is all of the above, but more of it... it's pretty grim and I wouldn't really be inclined to support it through taxes myself.).

    The issue is the political infrastructure, carefully constructed in all so-called developed countries, that allows any of it to occur in the first place. Capitalism depends upon inequality; poor people have to exist for the system to survive at all. Refusing to be poor and eliminating the system is the only way to break free of the never-ending cycle. Being wealthy like Donald Trump doesn't make you a better person, a success, it means you have trodden on thousands innocent of people to line your own pockets. 'American dream' indeed. Neoliberal economics, better known as 'financial deregulation' and 'privatisation' as introduced notably by Reagan and Thatcher (conservative heroes both) but also by other politicians is what allowed the economy to collapse in the first place, and the pathetic adoption of neoliberal economics by contemporary so-called left-wing parties like the Democrats and New Labour (Peter Mandelson, former Labour govt. Secretary of State in the UK, said 'we are all Thatcherites now', Thatcherism being analogous to Reaganomics) did nothing to stem the flow of increasing oppression and economic instability. What conservatives espouse is what got us here in the first place, something they are somehow entirely blind to, perhaps because they have a complete inability to empathise with humanity as a whole. So in short, don't vote for Christine O'Donnell. Not only is she apparently as stupid as Sarah Palin and George Bush (and is a witch), she will make everything worse for everyone.

    I totally didn't intend to write that much.

    Posted by: BenB | Nov 1, 2010 11:44:45 AM

  11. It is funny how the liberal news and blogs will give the people they don't like way more attention, which keeps them in the media and keeps their name out there. Which we all know, name recognition is a key component in elections.

    And, if any left-leaning candidate was called anything referencing a sexual activity, especially one that gay men enjoy doing, the lefty gays would be screaming about homophobia. So yeah, keep calling these people "Teabaggers" - but don't you dare complain when people call you the same, or worse.

    Posted by: BC | Nov 1, 2010 1:13:49 PM

  12. see BENB's comment below. i agree with him/her!

    Posted by: oliver | Nov 1, 2010 1:42:18 PM

  13. She is an inarticulate, uneducated, inexperienced buffoon. The only sad thing about this is that the people who believe in her don't know that they'd be much better off without her rhetoric, if she even knows that she's spouting rhetoric is...

    Posted by: CBEE | Nov 1, 2010 1:47:05 PM

  14. BC, they call *themselves* teabaggers.

    Posted by: BenB | Nov 1, 2010 5:46:56 PM

  15. They "forgot" to air twice because she "forgot" to pay to air them even once. The owner of the affiliate already stated publicly this was the reason for the non-airing.

    And BC, they called THEMSELVES "Teabaggers" without knowing its long-standing sexual connotation. Go clutch your pearls somewhere else.

    Posted by: DRoseDARs | Nov 1, 2010 7:16:53 PM

  16. BENB - Tea Partiers. Not Teabaggers. The movement began by SENDING teabags to members of congress which then was altered to sending just the paper tabs of tea bags so that no one would be stupid and put chemicals inside of an actual tea bag.

    Andy, I applaud you for removing the "Teabagger" from the title of this post.

    Posted by: BC | Nov 2, 2010 12:11:48 AM

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