If you haven’t been to any Arby’s ribbon-cutting ceremonies lately, you’re probably not aware that kooky zany senatorial novelty act Christine O’Donnell is still out there getting by on a smile, a girlish toss of the hair, and a refrigerator full of Arby-Q sauce packets
You remember Christine O’Donnell?
‘Masturbation is adultery‘ Christine O’Donnell?
‘Witchcraft commitment-phobic‘ Christine O’Donnell?
‘Mice with human brains‘ Christine O’Donnell?
‘Evolution is a myth‘ Christine O’Donnell?
‘God talks to me‘ Christine O’Donnell?
Yeah, that Christine O’Donnell: the younger, perkier, cuter, less feral but equally dumb version of Sarah Palin.
She was one of the Tea Party’s earlier success stories, if by ‘success story’ you mean: ‘unqualified-dipsy-doodle-who-lost-a-seat-that-a-non-moron-Republican-could-have-won, kind of success. Christine blazed a path for Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Richard “More Stupid Shit About Rape” Mourdock and countless other “Wait. Did they just say that out loud?” candidates still to come.
So, what up, girl? You been hanging at the mall?
Oh, you know, just chillaxing at CPAC:
As she roamed around the mezzanine, O’Donnell talked with attendees about her legal troubles, claiming the FEC targeted her for political reasons soon after she launched her campaign. On Friday afternoon, she appeared on a panel about judicial overreach, conflating her struggles with those of conservative groups who have drawn federal scrutiny.
Elsewhere at CPAC, O’Donnell, 44, who began her career as a college-age GOP organizer, reveled in the social scene. Whenever a student or former backer asked for a picture, she beamed and obliged.
Also, too, you may have seen Christine O’Donnell at CVS or Taco Bell, but you may not have recognized her:
“It depends on where I go and whether I’m wearing making makeup,” O’Donnell said. “If I have my hair down and makeup on, going to the grocery store or something like that, some people will ask, are you Christine O’Donnell? But if my hair is up, no makeup, I can slip by unnoticed.”
Also, also, too, she’s writing a column for the Washington Times which is kind of a newspaper in the loosest sense of the term like, say, if you also included the Pennysaver or those oil change flyers that mysteriously appear under your windshield wipers.
Fresh from an academic speaking engagement at Oxford University, poised to write a regular column and provide broadcast content for The Washington Times, and eager to defend herself in a potentially complex tax investigation, the onetime Republican Senate candidate has learned much and is eager to re-engage in the national political debate.
Looks like Victoria Jackson is going to have to step up her game.
Bonus Tea Party Where Are They Now? update. Robert Costa also caught up with Sharron Angle who ran against Harry Reid:
Angle, 64, a soft-spoken grandmother and former homeschool instructor from Reno, Nev., said she, like O’Donnell, is at CPAC to reconnect with former supporters and to remind people of her interest in speaking to conservative groups, however small, in their hometowns.
“I actually thought the blush would go off the rose after the election, but I’ve been on the road ever since,” she said, chuckling. “In the last few months, I’ve been to Birmingham, Mobile, Dallas, and Phoenix.”
How you gonna keep them down on the farm in “The Biggest Little City in the World” once they’ve seen the bright lights of Birmingham, Mobile, Dallas, and Phoenix….