Christine O’Donnell VS. Al Franken In 1997: Sex, Condoms And Hypocrisy (VIDEO)

September 19, 2010 2:40 pm

During one of her many appearances on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher in the ’90s, Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell (R-DE) sparred with now-Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) over sex, condoms and hypocrisy.

The first topic: A provision in then-President Bill Clinton’s welfare reform bill that would fund sex ed, but only if the curriculum taught that extra-marital sex “will have harmful physical and psychological effects.”O’Donnell, who in May 1997 was the director of pro-abstinence SALT, argues that abstinence-only education was the only way to protect kids from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, because “condoms don’t work. Condoms fail.”

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Christine O’Donnell: Anti-Masturbation Crusader. Witchcraft Dabbler. Republican Senate Nominee.]

Franken responds, “I think hypocrisy will have harmful psychological and physical effects. Don’t you?”

And don’t miss Star Parker asking, “Where’s the condom for your heart?”

O’Donnell and Franken also discuss Clinton’s impeachment and his lack of “morality.” And talk about how they were staying at the same hotel.

Watch Part 1:

And Part 2:

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