O'Donnell: I'll Stop the Whole Country From Having Sex

Another day, another old video
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2010 3:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another old video of Christine O'Donnell is getting buzzed about today after Greg Sargent wrote about it at his Plum Line blog. In the 2003 clip, O'Donnell is in a TV debate on teenage sex, when a critic disagrees with her strategy of abstinence. "You're going to stop the whole country from having sex?" he asks. She replies, "Yeah!, Yeah!" When he tells her she's "living on a prayer," she cuts in: "That's not true. I'm a young woman in my thirties and I remain chaste."

Observes Sargent: "This exchange has been written about before here and there. But this is the first time video has surfaced of it, making it likely that it will get another round of coverage and some airing on cable, since it reveals rather clearly how ambitious and zealous her abstinence crusade really was."

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