Now, I'm no professional pundit, but something tells me that when a major party nominee for the U.S. Senate has to put out an ad where she insists that she is not a witch, we have finally hit a new low in this country. I wish I were making this up. Christine "Derp Derp" O'Donnell, the Republican nominee for one of Delaware's Senate seats, has to actually pay good money to produce an air a TV ad where she has to clarify that she is not a witch.
This is unfortunate for her campaign, because for every dollar and minute spent making clear that O'Donnell is not a witch, that is a dollar and minute not spent telling the good people of Delaware (state motto--we make quality beer and you'll love our tollbooths) that she is not completely stupid. I don't know much about her opponent Chris Coons, but I do know that he could run head first into a tree and still be considered the intellectual in this campaign.
I also think this "I'm not a witch" thing is an ill-advised move. O'Donnell has no prayer of winning this race--why not pull a Palin and just set herself up for a lucrative celebrity career after this is over? (I hear she has financial trouble--wouldn't a multi-million dollar per year take as a TV celebrity and being paid to go to dance club openings be better than a U.S. Senate job?) Instead of "I am not a witch" she could do a series of ads saying "I was not a witch between 1985 and 1993", or "Booo!" or "Whether or not I'm a witch has nothing to do with my qualifications. But I still refuse to work during a full moon. No more questions!" She could even do the ad in a pointy hat to get attention.