Bill Maher on O'Donnell: 'I made you, Christine...'
By April MacIntyre Sep 18, 2010, 18:31 GMT
FOB "Friend of Bill" The newly-elected Republican nominee from Delaware, Christine O\'Donnell EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
HBO's fast-paced salon is back in a big way, as "Real Time with Bill Maher" featured roundtable guests actor Jon Hamm, political strategist Mark McKinnon and foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz; documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and economist Robert Reich.
The show was fascinating last night, not just for the commentary, but for the delicious history Maher shared with his audience of Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell, a frequent guest on his "Politically Incorrect" ABC show in the late 1990's.
Maher used his first show of the season to remind O’Donnell that “I made you,” and warned that he would release an old clip of her weekly until she came to Real Time. She appeared on his show 22 times, and Maher has the all the tapes. He wants to book her again on his HBO series, and promised last night he would reel out a clip each week until she agreed to come on his panel. “It’s like a hostage crisis,” he quipped, “Every week you don’t show up, I’ll throw a body out.”
Last night's clip revealed that Christine O’Donnell "dabbled in witchcraft."
O'Donnell says, "I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. … I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. [...] One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it. I mean, there’s little blood there and stuff like that. … We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar."
Maher seemed to remember her as 'very friendly" and "kind" as he offered his good wishes and predicting that she may be more successful than Sarah Palin because “Sarah Palin is mean and Christine is not.”
O’Donnell is an enigma to both the GOP and Democrats, and has spoken against masturbation and lying for any reason. She joins Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Marco Rubio in the political arena, upsetting many apple carts of established candidates.
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