Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Scary witch's new gaffe

We have covered Christine O'Donnel before. She is the 'scary witch' who would rather like to try be a politician. Like quite a few others I can think of she seems to think that she can spring ready made into the job with out any need to prepare herself and avoiding all the inconvenient hard work. She want to tell us what she feel not what she thinks.
A truly spectacular load of nonsense was spouted by her illustrating the depth of her ignorance at a recent school meeting. The Guardian has the full story    but here is a flavour:


At a debate today for the Delaware Senate seat once occupied by Vice President Joe Biden, O'Donnell appeared to be nonplussed by the wording of the first amendment, repeatedly returning to the subject and sounding incredulous after her Democratic opponent Chris Coons attempted to explain it to her.
When Coons told her the text of the constitution prohibited government from establishing any religion, O'Donnell replied in apparent bewilderment: "You're telling me that's in the first amendment?"
Minutes earlier, the audience at Widener Law School in Delaware had laughed in derision when O'Donnell asked: "Where in the constitution is the separation of church and state?"

Not only is the first amendment perhaps the most famous part of the constitution but the "establishment clause", as it is known, is the subject of legal precedent stretching back into the 19th century. No less an authority than Thomas Jefferson declared the clause's aim to build "a wall of separation between church and state".

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