Christine O’Donnell Has A Sarah Palin Deer In The Headlights Moment
There’s much that can be said about tonight’s Delaware Senate debate between Chris Coons and Christine O’Donnell, but there’s one segment that ‘s likely to get a lot of play tomorrow:
NANCY KARIBJANIAN: What opinions, of late, that have come from our high court, do you most object to?
O’DONNELL: Oh, gosh. Um, give me a specific one. I’m sorry.
KARIBJANIAN: Actually, I can’t, because I need you to tell me which ones you object to.
O’DONNELL: Um, I’m very sorry, right off the top of my head, I know that there are a lot, but I’ll put it up on my website, I promise you.
WOLF BLITZER: We know that you disagree with Roe v. Wade.
O’DONNELL: Yeah, but she said a recent one.
BLITZER: That’s relatively recent.
O’DONNELL: She said “of late.” But yeah. Well, Roe v. Wade would not put the power — It’s not recent, it’s 30-something years old —
BLITZER: But since then, have there been any other Supreme Court decisions?
O’DONNELL: Well, let me say about Roe v. Wade — If that were overturned, would not make abortion illegal in the United States, it would put the power back to the states.
BLITZER: But besides that decision, anything else you disagree with?
O’DONNELL: Oh, there are several when it comes to pornography, when it comes to court decisions — not to Supreme Court, but federal court decisions to give terrorists Mirandize rights. There are a lot of things I believe — This California decision to overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I believe there are a lot of federal judges legislating from the bench.
BLITZER: That wasn’t the Supreme Court. That was a lower —
O’DONNELL: That was a federal judge. That’s what I said. In California.
Now, this may sound familiar if you think back almost exactly two years ago:
Chalk this one up to really bad debate preparation, I think. The extraordinary part to me is that O’Donnell couldn’t name a single Supreme Court decision other than Roe that she thought was wrongly decided. Is she serious ? Heck, I can name six such decisions off the top of my head without even thinking about it.
She can’t name one ?
This is either the sign of someone who hasn’t given much thought to the issues of our time or someone who can’t handle the “pressure” of a political debate.