Politics: 20 September 2010

Christine O’Donnell ditched appearing on Face the Nation on Sunday—no surprise there! But she also ditched Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. You may remember Wallace as the one guy on Faux News that occasionally asks real questions of conservatives. As Media Matters put it, “However, faced with the prospect of having to answer questions from Chris Wallace—who unlike Hannity sometimes plays the role of an actual journalist on television—and faced with the prospect of likely being asked about her recently discovered comments about how the proud conservative Christian candidate had once ‘dabbled in witchcraft,’ O’Donnell backed out to [run] back to Delaware.” Some of this campaign is fun, but I do wish Media Matters would learn how to format their m-dashes. I’m not talking New York Times wrong here—which is bad enough; I’m just talking wrong wrong; I’m talking hitting the streets with Lynne Truss!

It is another sad day when Lady Gaga makes more sense than 90% of the national politic leaders. “We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of homosexuality. We’re asking you to do your job.” Amen.

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