Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

Gideon Rachman

I’ve heard of a witch-hunt, but this is ridiculous. Christine O’Donnell, the Republican candidate for the Senate in Delaware, has just produced a television ad, whose opening words are – “I am not a witch.” This is not an issue that most Senatorial candidates have to deal with, but Ms O’Donnell, a favourite of the Tea Party movement, has been dogged by ill-advised comments she has made on television over the years. In one chat show appearance, she claimed to have dabbled in witchcraft. This seems to have alarmed some voters, so Ms O’Donnell has decided to take the bull (or perhaps the devil) by the horn, and deal with the witch issue straight off. Read more