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

(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.

Christine O'Donnell addresses supporters during a rally, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at her new campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Del.   (AP)
Christine O'Donnell laughs during an interview after attending a rally, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at her new campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Del.   (AP)
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