MAHER WASN’T KIDDING…. A week ago, Bill Maher, who’s had extremist Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell on as a guest 22 times over the years. aired a clip from 1999 in which O’Donnell explained that she “dabbled into witchcraft,” and even had a date that included a “midnight picnic on a satanic alter” where there was “blood and stuff.”
In reference to his video collection of her appearances, Maher added, “I’m just saying, Christine, it’s like a hostage crisis. Every week you don’t show up [on my show], I’m going to throw another body out.”
As it turns out, he wasn’t kidding. Last night, Maher aired another clip, this time from 1998, in which O’Donnell insisted, “You know what? Evolution is a myth.” When Maher asked at the time, “Have you looked at a monkey?” O’Donnell replied, “Well then, why they — why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”
Remember, here we are in the 21st century, and Christine O’Donnell is the Republican Party nominee for the United States Senate in Delaware.
Maher told viewers last night that the witchcraft story wasn’t especially important. “But,” he added, “this is someone who could be in the Senate, who thinks that mice have human brains and doesn’t understand ‘oh my God, that monkeys don’t evolve in the time that it would take to watch them.’”
I shudder to think what Maher might show us next week. Whatever it is, the larger problem — aside from the fact that O’Donnell is painfully unintelligent — continues to be the way in which these revelations keep slowly coming to light. Her reputation for lunacy keeps getting worse because humiliating examples of her extremism keep dribbling out, day after day, each generating a story reinforcing the Senate hopeful’s radical qualities.