Christine O'Donnell's Dad: Bozo the Clown
Delaware candidate gives rare interview to mainstream media
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2010 10:47 AM CDT
Christine O'Donnell addresses supporters during a rally, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at her new campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Del.   (AP)

(Newser) – The New York Times scores a rare interview with Christine O'Donnell, which doesn't result in substantive news but does provide some nuggets:

  • Her dad, Daniel, "worked a series of small television roles before scoring his signature gig—playing Bozo the Clown." (No further details on that; Larry Harmon was the main guy, but several men played Bozo.)
  • She denies fudging her education record: “I was never dishonest about my education. Whether someone put it there to call me a liar, whatever.”
  • She is "currently accepting applications for a husband."

  • Her lesbian sister, Jennie, is unconcerned about O'Donnell's view that homosexuals have an "identity disorder." Says Jennie: "Blood is thicker than politics."
  • O'Donnell says used to be liberal until about age 21, when a friend showed her graphic photos of an abortion. It caused her to rethink all her views and eventually shift rightward.
  • Before that shift: “I by no means was a slut. But by no means did I have the moral code I have now.”
Click here for the full interview by Mark Leibovich.

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Oct 3, 2010 9:09 PM CDT
Hahahahahaha.......... You make this stuff up.
Oct 3, 2010 5:12 PM CDT Lawd, Lawd... As a media darling myself, I know how it is for people to try and cast you as a joke and a liar - it goes with the territory! I'm thrilled that her dad played Bozo. Her irrational fear of clowns is why she turned gay. At least she became a bigger movie star than her dad. Hopefully, she'll reprise her role as Betty in the Flinstones sequel teen romp this summer, "Just Because Fred's 60 Doesn't Mean He's not Still Sexy!" That should be great! ~ the Right Reverend Dr. Thurgood Goodlove, the Savedest man in the history of the Republican party
Oct 3, 2010 5:42 AM CDT
Too bad her father wasn't a lawyer or a politician one of those respectable professions. If anyone’s father is a clown, truck driver or factory worker they should automatically be disqualified from holding public office.