Campaign to elect Christine O’Donnell: Mission Impossible
In the build up to midterm elections in November, the American media has proffered up yet another gem of a quote, this time from wacky Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell. Turns out our favorite anti-masturbation, witchy Tea Party nominee knows (and has for some time) some super secret spy info about how China totally plans to invade America!
From Associated Press:
O’Donnell’s comments came as she and two other Republican candidates debated U.S. policy on China during Delaware’s 2006 Senate primary, which O’Donnell ultimately lost.
She said China had a “carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America” and accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and should find a way to be allies.
“That doesn’t work,” she said. “There’s much I want to say. I wish I wasn’t privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to.”
“A country that forces women to have abortions and mandates that you can only have one child and will not allow you the freedom to read the Bible, you think they can be our friend?” she asked. “We have to look at our history and realize that if they pretend to be our friend it’s because they’ve got something up their sleeve.”
Even better, this was all said while debating a half-Chinese opponent, Jan Ting. When questioned about the source of such volatile intelligence, she claimed connection with some non profits who frequently send missionaries to China. Missionaries? Last I checked, the government wasn’t handing out state secrets to invading bible thumpers (although they may inexplicably promote them on government websites.)
Too bad O’Donnell made her comment way back in 2006, before China fear mongering got to be so en vogue. 2010 has been a big year for scary China, be it security attacks through Google, US power grid attack plans and vulnerabilities, Blockbuster remakes featuring Chinese invasions, or parents worried about the effects of learning Chinese.