Sometime about a year ago, there was a strange phenomenon coursing through the airwaves. Newscasters and reporters, it seems, had been bitten by a strange bug that made them talk of witchcraft, dead babies, and masturbation. It was like Salem circa 1692: a middle-class white woman, all the while protesting that she was a good Protestant, was labeled a witch. A demoness. Bill Maher burned her, over and over, in digital effigy.
And now she's signing books on a tour of South Florida. Christine O'Donnell, who won 40 percent of the vote for Delaware senator in November, somehow managed to use her witchcraft to
find a working bookstore in Fort Lauderdale. Maybe a nice little mom-and-pop small business, providing a bastion of good honest jobs in our... Oh wait, no she didn't. Ha! The signing of her new book, Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again, took place at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club yesterday. Take that, elites!
She warned her followers not to "take the bait and start acting like angry extremists," according to the Sun-Sentinel's Anthony Man. She was speaking on invitation by the Broward Republicans, despite the fact that her much-maligned candidacy in Delaware probably cost Republicans the Senate seat in the crimson tide of antitax rightward sentiment that swept the nation.
After the lunch, O'Donnell headed to a taping of The Bill O'Reilly Show on Fox News, where she asked fellow Republicans to pray for her.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to New Times Broward-Palm Beach's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling South Florida's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism