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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

bewitched, bozo'd and bewildered

christine o'donnell is a lot of things. but she's not a witch, she says:

i'm not a witch," delaware senate candidate christine o'donnell assures voters, who may be concerned that she once "dabbled" in the dark arts, in a new ad released by her campaign on monday.

"i'm nothing you've heard," o'donnell continues in the 30-second spot -- the first of the general election -- "i'm you."

the ad features a spare background, quiet piano notes and o’donnell, the gop candidate who has sparked controversy for her past statements on witchcraft, abstinence and evolution, among other things, speaking directly into the camera.

but apparently she is one of a long line of bozos:
as mark leibovich at the new york times reports, the o'donnell family's past claims that her father daniel o'donnell had worked as bozo sparked an uprising of online commenters who insisted that no, daniel o'donnell was not listed on wikipedia as having been one of the many regionally licensed bozo the clown tv hosts.

[tpm slideshow: christine o'donnell: anti-masturbation crusader. witchcraft dabbler. republican senate nominee.]

but now leibovich has sorted things out -- daniel o'donnell was an occasional understudy bozo, not a full-time holder of the bozo mantle. from their phone conversation:
"who told you i was bozo?" he wanted to know.

"your son," i said, at which point he confirmed that yes, he was bozo, but not an official, full-time certified bozo, more of a part-time bozo.

"to be an official bozo, you had to go to a special school in texas," explained mr. o'donnell. he never did. instead, he was asked to fill-in for the official bozos whenever they would have to travel out of the philadelphia area for acting gigs.
part-time bozo? that was a great song.
posted by skippy at 8:52 AM |

3 Comments:

Daniel O'Donnell might have been a part-time Bozo, but his daughter is a full-time bozo. Go figure!
commented by Blogger Phil, 3:34 PM PDT  
Christine O'Donnell-- You're no Me!!!

I'm you???

If I was going to vote for me, I'd vote for ME not her!
commented by Blogger Fran, 7:15 AM PDT  
"to be an official bozo, you had to go to a special school in texas," explained mr. o'donnell.

Hmm, things are suddenly becoming clear.
commented by Blogger The Sailor, 4:43 PM PDT  

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