Polished Crazy

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September 15, 2010 4:19 a.m.

Our Evan McMorris-Santoro makes a good point this morning. Christine O’Donnell, albeit only 41, has been in the Crazy ™ business for a long time. And that’s left a paper and a digital trail. So you’ve got classics like this from the 90s where she tells MTV about the group she’s founded to combat the scourge of masturbation (see the video). And she was a frequent guest on Bill Maher’s old ‘Politically Incorrect’ as well as C-Span. But that also means she’s got a lot of experience on TV. As Evan notes, it’s a very different trajectory from your Sharron Angle type candidate. The first part of the equation is that the national party appears to have completely abandoned her. So there’s no one there — a la Angle — to keep her away from interviews. But it’s not just that. She may be nuts. But she’s no stranger to going on national TV. So she’s going to deliver the Crazy ™ in a much more polished, coherent way.

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