August 30, 2011

People getting the hint about Christine O'Donnell

Initially invited to speak at a Tea Party rally headlined by Sarah Palin, Delaware's own (yes, we have to claim her) Christine O'Donnell was later dropped from the appearance line-up.

Tea Party of America had announced late Monday that O’Donnell would speak shortly before Palin at its “Restoring America” event in Indianola, The Des Moines Register reported.

But by Tuesday morning, the group had uninvited O’Donnell, but for differing reasons.

Ken Crow, founder of Tea Party of America, said he overbooked the lineup of speakers and that he believed O’Donnell would drop by the event to sign copies of her new book.

“It is all my fault. I’m taking the sword. Ms. O’Donnell did nothing wrong. I did,” Crow told The News Journal in a telephone interview Tuesday. “It was my fault.”

However, Tea Party of America’s co-founder, Charlie Gruschow, told the Wall Street Journal that the group decided to drop O’Donnell from the lineup after receiving numerous “emails from a lot of tea party folks that were very disappointed that she would be speaking.”

“We decided not to have her speak,” Gruschow told WSJ’s Washington Wire. “We felt it was in the best interest of the movement.”

Looks like people are finally getting tired of the "oh, poor little me" and "I didn't do anything wrong/it's not my fault" m.o. of Ms. O'Donnell. Not only are her book signings drawing paltry "crowds," the Tea Party itself is recognizing that she is a liability.

UPDATE: Looks like COD was re-invited to the event in Iowa, according to CNN, and then disinvited again according to the Wall Street Journal.

Yeesh!

UPDATE 2: COD is out again! And, oh gee, wonder if now COD will go on the attack against Sarah Palin for this:

The Palin source said O'Donnell's representatives misled the tea party group about the extent of the governor's relationship with O'Donnell.

O'Donnell's representatives told event organizers that she would be in Iowa on the date of the rally and would like to come by and "say hi" to Palin, the source said. O'Donnell was then added to the speaking agenda.

The source told CNN that O'Donnell aides lied to organizers and said Palin had been communicating via text message with O'Donnell about the rally.

"The governor hasn't spoken to her in a year," the Palin source said of O'Donnell.

Christine O'Donnell -- LIE??? Noooooo .....!!


Posted by Hube at August 30, 2011 05:39 PM | TrackBack

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Hube,

I know you don't like the woman. Please stop giving her any press, negative or otherwise. She doesn't care if you vilify her she just doesn't want to be ignored. I'd rather just ignore her until she goes away. Her 15 minutes were up a long time ago.

Posted by: Duffy at August 31, 2011 01:36 PM

A valid point, that, Duff.

Posted by: Hube at August 31, 2011 01:42 PM

I wish she'd just go away already.

Posted by: mike w. at August 31, 2011 04:57 PM