Is the real Christine O’Donnell really just like you? Rebecca Dana of the Daily Beast decided to ask the candidate's old neighbors to find out, and most spoke relatively well of her. “To me, she never said anything nuts,” said one teacher at a nearby Catholic school. Another recalls her as a “sweet girl” who once baked him and his roommates burnt cookies. “We probably flirted with her a little bit, and she flirted a little bit back.”
One couple, however, chuckle at the notion that she’s opposed to premarital sex, saying she had frequent overnight visits from her boyfriend. “And the walls upstairs are very thin,” adds her next door neighbor, who hated O’Donnell. She complains, among other things, that O’Donnell often spilled cat litter on their shared porch, and says she never once saw O’Donnell, a professed Catholic, at church until her first run for office in 2008. Dana also reports O'Donnell had a penchant for sitting on her porch in her jammies and drinking wine and smoking cigars.