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O’Donnell campaign responds to Gawker story

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Christine O’Donnell’s campaign says an anonymously penned account of a sexual encounter with the Republican U.S. Senate candidate three years ago posted on Gawker is nothing but “sexism and slander that female candidates are forced to deal with.”

“From Secretary Clinton, to Governor Palin, to soon-to-be Governor Haley, Christine’s political opponents have been willing to engage in appalling and baseless attacks — all with the aim of distracting the press from covering the real issues in this race,” said O’Donnell spokesman Doug Sachletben.

O’Donnell is facing Democrat Chris Coons in the Delaware Senate contest on Tuesday.

In its statement released Thursday night, her campaign also pointed out that the National Organization for Women condemned the piece.  “NOW repudiates Gawker’s decision to run this piece. It operates as public sexual harassment,” said NOW president Terry O’Neill. “And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O’Donnell, but all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere.”

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  • DANIEL CABRERA

    A SHORT NOTE TO ALL DELAWARIANS…AND TO ALL THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE NATION-WIDE FOR THAT MATTER
    ____________________________________________________________________________________

    Anyone – I mean, ANYONE INTERESTED TO PREPETUATE OUR SORY SCENARIO, ANYONE THAT FEELS COMFORTABLE WIHT IT,… WELL,… BY ALL MEANS VOTE IN FAVOUR OF ANY LIBERAL-DEMOCRAT OBAMA SUPORTER OUT THERE…OR IN FAVOUR OF ANY SOLD-OUT, RINO-TYPE / ‘DEAL MAKER’ REPUBLICAN THAT GOES ALONG WITH THEM…a classic example is Mr Coons…

    AND THEN FOR SURE OUR COUNTRY WILL CEASE TO EXIST AS WE KNOW IT…

    …however if anyone want to PUT A STOP TO THE ONGOING ASSAULT TO OUR COUNTRY, TO OURSELVES TO OUR CHILDREN …THEN VOTE AGAINST EVERYTHING THIS CURRENT DESTRUCTIVE ADMININSTRATION DOES REPRESENT…

    …electing individuals of,GOOD CHARACTER, INTEGRIITY, HONESTY ,WITH VISION,COMMON SENSE, AND DISCIPLINE…individuals quite diametrical oposite of what we have right now in WAshington, ABUSING AND IGNORING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IN SO MANY WAYS.

    And so with that in mind, Ms CHRISTINE O’DONNELL is a VERY GOOD CHOICE.

    CLEAR ENOUGH?….SIMPLE ENOUGH?…I don’t think that any of us needs a phD in quantum physiscs to deal with this one, correct?

    Reality is that because liberal-democrat candidates – NONE OF THEM (of course including Mr Coons) – NONE OF THEM ARE RUNING ON MERITS OR POSITIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT,… THEY ARE RUNNING ON THE BASSIS OF INSULTS AND FOCUSING IN SMALL AND PUNY DETAILS BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ISSUES AND CONCEPTS AT HAND.

    Their platform to attemp winning on the incoming MID-TERM ELECTIONS ARE BASED ON PERSONAL ATTACK, RACISM, AND A MYRIAD OF OTHERS THINGS THAT DO NOT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE AMERICAN DRAMA….

    …in others words they are trying DETOUR / DIVERSION.

    And after all that they will try the ultimate card; FRAUD!

    OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN VICTIMIZED – WE ALL HAD BEEN VICTIMIZED – BY THE CURRENT ADMININSTRATION NOW IN GOVERNMENT AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS DETERMINED TO STOP THE ASSAULT.

    THE WAVE FOR TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK IS ALREADY STARTED, AND IS GROWING AT MASSIVE PROPORTIONS AMONG THE GREAT AND WISE AMERCIAN PEOPLE ALL OVER ACROSS OUR GREAT LAND AND WILL RESONATE ON NOV 2010 MID-TERM ELECTIONS AND WILL CONTINUE ON 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS…

    …AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THE GREAT STATE OF DELAWARE TO FALL BEHIND…correct on that one?…your choice.

    Input anyone?

    Opinions welcome.

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Curran/100001422054240 James Curran

      My opinion? Although I agree with a lot you type, if you would learn to spell and use the English language properly you would be taken more seriously. It’s rants like yours that give credence to tea partiers being called uneducated.

  • jackw3526

    Nice headline! “waxes” philosophical…”bush” league. I must say, I wouldn’t mind it if the ladybug had a little furr on it! Hey Christine! Call me after the election!

  • lonecracker

    I’d say better late than never but that’s not the case. It’s way too late for NOW to hop into the fray and attempt to defend a lady who is being slandered/libeled. Where was NOW’s voice back in the Clinton years? It was not to be heard. Is NOW seeking legitimacy with people other than the low life
    liberals?

  • robb32

    I thinks perhaps it’s a case of wishing thinking by a couple of immature dumocrat idiots who happened to get caught. Hope this isn’t the kind of character the Boy Scouts are teaching kids these days. Can anyone say defamation of character lawsuit? CHrissie IS hot tho!

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  • libertyatstake

    “Feminists” and NOW to the defense of a Republican female? Good God, the Earth is spinning off its axis. Welcome back to reality NOW. Welcome to the Senate, Ms. O’Donnell.

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

    • des1

      They’re only doing it because they think it’s a safe Democrat seat.

      • southernandproud

        Not fooling me either.

        • leilani

          Nor I. Like I said on the other NOW thread (which disappeared I guess), they also sneakily reassert Gawker’s slander by calling it a “slut shaming”. Ms. O’Donnell didn’t even do anything according to Dustin Dominiak’s own strange account of their sexless encounter to deserve that slur (quite the opposite), but NOW ever-so-obligingly reinforces the Gawker-concoted meme that she’s a slut while merely tangentially adding that she shouldn’t be shamed for it.

          And these are ‘feminists’.

          Riiiiight.

          I’m thinking this is going to turn at least a few female Coons voters off of Democrats so badly (just as Dems are turning off Catholics coast-to-coast with last minute bigoted attacks against them & alienating African-Americans in Fla with their shockingly paternalistic conduct toward Kendrick Meeks)that they just may consider staying home on Tuesday out of disgust.

          A lot of people are beginning to see who gets thrown off the Democrat bus first when the going gets tough, and for women, Catholics & minorities the campaign this year hasn’t been a very pleasant ride, to say the least. The Democrats’ true colors, it turns out, are a whiter shade of male chauvinistic pale accessorised by an oily shade of Crist orange.