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At Politico: Christine O’Donnell a “complete fraud”

Politico: Christine O’Donnell a complete fraud

By DAVID CATANESE | 9/14/10 11:48 AM EDT Updated: 9/14/10 6:28 PM EDT
WILMINGTON, Del. — Christine O’Donnell’s former campaign manager has recorded an Election Day robocall for the Delaware Republican Party meant to shred the tea-party-backed candidate’s conservative credentials as voters head to the polls.

The last-minute move appears to be the grand finale of what’s been a fusillade of orchestrated attacks on O’Donnell originating from GOP headquarters on behalf of her primary opponent, nine-term moderate Rep. Mike Castle.

The call features the voice of Kristin Murray, who ran O’Donnell’s 2008 Senate campaign against then-Sen. Joe Biden, and who charges that her old boss “is no conservative.”

“I got into politics because I believe in conservative values and wanted to make a difference. But I was shocked to learn that O’Donnell is no conservative,” says Murray, according to a script obtained by POLITICO.

“This is her third Senate race in five years. As O’Donnell’s manager, I found out she was living on campaign donations — using them for rent and personal expenses, while leaving her workers unpaid and piling up thousands in debt,” she says.

Perhaps the most biting line in the call delivered by Murray: “She wasn’t concerned about conservative causes. O’Donnell just wanted to make a buck.”

O’Donnell insisted that it was she who ended the working relationship with Murray, not the other way around.

“Kristin Murray was fired by Tom Ross, Delaware GOP chairman, in June 2008 for being incompetent. She was then picked up by my campaign, [and] was paid and fired after 2 weeks of ‘work’,” O’Donnell wrote in a statement to POLITICO.

But Murray says in the call that O’Donnell’s less-than-noble motives are why she left the campaign, and are the reason “why I won’t trust O’Donnell with my hard-earned tax dollars.”

In an interview, Murray said she had been reluctant to speak out about O’Donnell until she saw her campaign gaining traction and becoming a real threat to win the primary.

She said she agreed to record the call only Monday, after being approached by Ross, and had complete control over the script.

“Obviously, I don’t think I would be doing an ad for the state party if they fired me,” she told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon. “And I’m not a big fan of Castle either; I wasn’t going to be, ‘Rah-rah Castle.’ I just wanted people to know it’s more about who is better on taxes. You’re dealing with someone who is a complete fraud.”

Murray said she voluntarily left her position as executive director of the state party to run O’Donnell’s second Senate run in June 2008, after the candidate pleaded with her three different times to sign on. She left the position two months later, after she found out O’Donnell doesn’t have a college degree, had foreclosed on her home and was using the campaign debit card for personal expenses.

“It just amounted to too much,” she said. “The reason she’s running is so she can pay her rent, pay her electricity bill. If it was popular to be really liberal now, maybe she’d do that,” Murray said.

Murray’s call marks the second time a former O’Donnell campaign staffer has come forward in recent days to publicly rebuke the former television commentator’s candidacy.

David Keegan, a former O’Donnell aide, told The New York Times earlier this month that when he found out about O’Donnell’s personal financial problems, he decided he could no longer work for her.

“We are constantly trying to hold her back from spending. She was financially completely irresponsible,” Keegan told the Times.

Before heading in to cast his ballot with his wife Tuesday morning outside of Highlands Elementary School in Wilmington, Castle defended the ads he’s run targeting O’Donnell’s financial woes, insisting that all have been factual.

“The bottom line is they are supported by criteria, by documentation. Quite frankly, I don’t necessarily think that’s the case on the other side.”

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Christine O’Donnell: Pathological Liar?

Bill Kristol on Christine O’Donnell: No Sarah Palin
Posted at 8:02 am by: CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin

(CNN) – Guess who’s getting slimed now in the increasingly nasty Senate race in Delaware: Republican stalwarts Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes.

The charge: both men, editors of the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard, are trying to undermine Delaware Republican Senate candidate and tea party darling Christine O’Donnell, or so her campaign manager says.

“Call Bill Kristol and ask him why he’s crossing swords with Governor Palin’s endorsement. And Google Fred Barnes and see about him taking money from Republican leadership,” a frustrated O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran told CNN. 

O’Donnell just won the endorsement of Sarah Palin.

The Weekly Standard folks sound unfazed. In a reply to an e-mail from CNN, Bill Kristol offers this: “I know Sarah Palin. I respect Sarah Palin. And with all due respect- Christine O’Donnell is no Sarah Palin.”

What’s this all about?

Christine O’Donnell, running as a Washington outsider, insists the Republican establishment is trying to drive her out of the race and hand victory to Mike Castle, a nine-term Republican congressman whom she refers to as “the anointed one.”

In an interview with CNN, O’Donnell bemoaned what she called “Republican cannibalism” and alleges GOP operatives are spreading “false accusations” about her as they “are fighting for not only my opponent’s political career but their own political career.” Sarah Palin is echoing that message, saying in a new robocall for O’Donnell, “I can relate to the vicious personal attacks on Christine and can tell you it’s sad to see the establishment’s desperation in this.”

Barnes and Kristol got drawn into this catfight because of a story in the Weekly Standard. On Sunday writer John McCormack reported that back in 2005 O’Donnell filed a lawsuit asking for $6.9 million dollars in damages for alleged gender discrimination and wrongful termination by a non profit called the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. In addition to sharing some eyebrow raising details about the alleged harassment, the article questions a claim in the lawsuit that O’Donnell was trying to “take master’s degree classes at Princeton”. According to the Weekly Standard, the lawsuit states: “Miss O’Donnell has lost the increased earning power that a Master’s degree from Princeton would have created. In the future with proper finances, Miss O’Donnell should probably be able to return and complete that program…”

The problem? O’Donnell never took even a single graduate course at Princeton university, something she acknowledges to CNN.
The Weekly Standard article calls this “the latest of many false statements” and question O’Donnell’s “honesty and stability.”

When CNN asked O’Donnell why the discrepancy about pursuing a masters degree at Princeton she told CNN, “I never claimed that. And it is again, this is one of these false accusations that they are trying to throw out there at the last minute. I was taking an undergraduate course at Princeton University and that has nothing to do with this campaign.” She tells CNN this leak is a sign her opponent “is despearate” and “drowning.”

Her campaign manager Matt Moran tells CNN she audited an undergraduate course at Princeton and says, “None of this is relevant as far as I’m concerned. We’re up against the full weight of the NRSC (the National Republican Senatorial Committee) and the Castle campaign and their media surrogates who have done nothing but try to character assassinate Christine.”

In the interview with CNN, O’Donnell repeatedly invoked Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton as inspirations. So we asked whether she believes she’s being criticized because she’s a woman, O’Donnell says: “Well whenever a strong pioneering woman comes onto the scene theres some backlash.”

When contacted for comment the author of the Weekly Standard article, John McCormack tells CNN, “I hope readers will read my report and judge for themselves if its fair” adding, “More than two days after I first asked her campaign for comment to explain this apparent falsehood, it has not done so – probably because it can’t.”

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Christine O’Donnell: Former Staffer Comes Forward and It Ain’t Pretty

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Nominating Christine O’Donnell Could Destroy the Tea Party

By Alan Moore

I volunteered for the O’Donnell campaign in 2008. I am not owed any money nor have I ever received payment from either the O’Donnell or Castle campaigns. Working with her for an election cycle taught me one indisputable fact: Christine O’Donnell is not deserving of ever holding elected office and her nomination will be nothing short of catastrophic to the Tea Party Movement. While Virginians may not be concerned with an election in Delaware, they absolutely should be. The implications for conservatives everywhere are enormous.

While I have some serious concerns about Mike Castle, I realize that he is the best option for Republicans in Delaware. At least he has some record of achievement whereas O’Donnell has never held any public office at any level. It would be one thing to justify a political neophyte as a Senator if they were perhaps a savvy businessperson, but this is not the case with O’Donnell, she has struggled to make ends meet all of her adult life.

Everything being said about her is absolutely true – from her house almost going into foreclosure to failing to graduate from Fairleigh Dickenson for payment delinquencies (then lying about it). She has failed to retain a full-time job for the last 5 years or so, she’s on the brink of losing her license because of speeding tickets, and she still refuses to pay her staffers from her last campaign – including a significant amount to Davy Keegan, a member of the U.S. Navy. Running your own life into the ground is one thing, but to treat a member of our Armed Forces in such a way is disgusting.

It is also true that she was fired from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute for attempting to steal their internal email list. She then turned around and unsuccessfully sued them, claiming sexual discrimination. She may talk the talk of a conservative but she certainly does not walk the walk. Christine is hoodwinking the American people into believing she actually cares about them, but she only cares about herself. Her delusions and dishonesty are unbecoming of any elected official at any level. Conservatives everywhere need to learn that we cannot take all candidates at face value without some proof of their dedication to the cause. Claiming to be a conservative is not enough.

There are more crushing components in her back story that have yet to surface, but they will if she wins the GOP nomination. The Coons campaign is licking their collective chops with a smorgasbord of opposition research that hasn’t yet seen the light of day. This is a warning to conservatives if you nominate O’Donnell: The national media will write off not only her but the entire Tea Party Movement as a laughing stock which could result in its ultimate demise.

It’s time to face facts, we lost the battle in Delaware by backing a candidate in O’Donnell who has conned the American people into believing she is a conservative – she is not. We need to cut our losses, nominate Mike Castle, and regroup for the next battle in November.

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Glen Urquhart: And then there’s the Nazi video

I have to repost this the day before the primary because only someone who is truly misguided such as Glen Urquhart would say such a thing.  The democrats are just salivating over this video and if Urquhart wins the primary, they will play it non-stop, day and night, and he will lose the general election.  Is this what you want for your children and your grandchildren?

“Do you know where does this phrase ‘separation of church and state’ come from…does anybody know…I told you…actually that exact phrase is not in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists…he was reassuring them that the federal government wouldn’t trample on their religion…the exact phrase ‘separation of church and state’ came out of Adolph Hitler’s mouth…that’s where it comes from…the next time your liberal friends talk about ‘separation of church and state’ ask them why they’re Nazis.” – Congressional Candidate Glen Urquhart, April 2010.

Read about how Glen Urquhart considers criticism of his outrageous statement “a badge of honor” HERE.

UPDATE: From Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists: Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

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UPDATE: Christine O’Donnell: Don’t Let the Truth Get in My Way

But if I tell the truth, I can't win.

Update: The Weekly Standard picked up the story about Christine O’Donnell’s lawsuit against ISI and that while working at ISI, she claimed to be pursuing a master’s degree at Princeton University.

Citing “Mental Anguish,” Christine O’Donnell Sought $6.9 Million in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Conservative Group
…and falsely implied she was taking master’s degree classes at Princeton.

By John McCormack at the Weekly Standard

During her 2006 and 2008 Senate campaigns, Christine O’Donnell ran as having a “BA in English” from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Curiously, the July 2005 complaint alleges that “ISI violated its promise to allow Miss O’Donnell time to take master’s degree classes at Princeton,” thus causing a loss of “earning power.”

“Moreover, Miss O’Donnell has lost the increased earning power that a Master’s degree from Princeton would have created. In the future with proper finances, Miss O’Donnell should probably be able to return and complete that program, however that increased earning power has been disrupted and delayed for at least three years, given college application cycles, and the damage to her reputation, creating a loss of increased earning power estimated at up to $50,000 per year, for three lost years at $150,000.”

According to the amended complaint, O’Donnell had considered not taking the ISI job because “she had applied for admission to a Master’s Degree program at Princeton University, to start in the fall of 2003, and was concerned that the ISI position would not fit with her plans.”

But, in fact, O’Donnell had not yet received her bachelor’s degree at that time and had not been accepted to a master’s program at Princeton.

The Delaware News Journal reported on Saturday: “[O’Donnell’s] alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, sued her in 1994 for about $4,000 in unpaid tuition. She satisfied the debt in 2003 and received her diploma this month after completing an additional course.” O’Donnell’s campaign manager Matt Moran acknowledged in an email received at midnight Saturday that O’Donnell “was not admitted to a Masters Degree [sic] program at Princeton. She took an undergraduate non-matriculated class at PU on constitutional government.” Moran has not yet replied to a subsequent email asking why O’Donnell claimed “ISI violated its promise to allow Miss ODonnell [sic] time to take Master’s degree classes at Princeton in return for a salary as small as $65,000 for her credentials and expertise, and as a result of ISI’s breach of its agreement, Miss O’Donnell was forced to quit her courses at Princeton, losing her time and money invested in this course of study at Princeton. [emphasis added].”

While the Weekly Standard posts the complaint the story, the amended complaint is also quite interesting, along with exhibits to the original complaint.

Why does O’Donnell’s campaign manager, Matt Moran, have to keep clearing up all the lies told by Christine O’Donnell? 

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On March 21, 2010, Christine O’Donnell admitted in an interview she was never conferred a degree from FDU.

O’Donnell said the dispute was over student loans.

California reported the debt as satisfied in 2003, but she was never conferred a degree by Fairleigh Dickinson because of non-payment.

“They were withholding the diploma until I paid the bill,” O’Donnell said. “I finished the coursework.

On July 30, 2010 Byron York interviewed O’Donnell and reported this story for the first time:

(She actually went to the ceremony in cap and gown, she recalls, and “I was handed a leather portfolio, and inside, instead of a diploma, there was a bursar’s bill.”)

On September 2, 2010 Christine O’Donnell was interviewed live on the air with Conservative local talk show host Dan Gaffney and she told the same story that she told Byron York about being handed a bursar’s bill.

On September 3, 2010, Politico broke the story that Christine O’Donnell had just received her degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The reason her diploma was delayed? She didn’t finish the coursework:

She fulfilled the last course requirement this summer. It was just a general elective course,” said O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran.

Christine O’Donnell received her degree after finishing her coursework on September 1, 2010, the very next morning she was still telling the voters of Delaware the sad story about being handed a bill instead of a diploma.

As The Delaware Republican Record has stated several times, the issue is not the debts, it’s about the lies.

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Christine O’Donnell: When You Can’t Handle The Truth, Take Down The Video

Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.

Christine O’Donnell is trying to hide the truth. Or is she trying to hide her lies? On May 2, 2010, O’Donnell spoke to the Independence Hall Tea Party about her bid for the U.S. Senate.  O’Donnell told the Independence Hall Tea Party (which videotaped her speech and posted it on YouTube)  that she won 2 counties:

“I was the 2008 endorsed Candidate against Joe Biden and I won 2 counties.”

Since the local and national press got a hold of the Independence Hall Tea Party video, it has been taken down.  We may no longer have the video, but we still have stories written about the video. And to save these stories for all posterity, I will post them here:

Comment Rescue: O’Donnell Whopper in her Own Words by Tennessee Walker at Delaware Politics

[H]ere are O’Donnell’s exact words on this You Tube Video. This can be found between 1:35 and 1:45 into this video.

Christine O’Donnell:

“I was the 2008 endorsed Republican Candidate in 2008 and I won 2 counties.” (Delaware only has 3. Christine also holds up 2 fingers to emphasize the point.)

Now for the uninformed Christine O’Donnell won Zero, Zip, Nada Delaware Counties in 2008. Here are the numbers:

NCC Kent Sussex

Biden 177,070 37,094 43,495
O’Donnell 69,491 27,981 43,123

First Read: Christine O’Donnell’s two of three counties

As pointed out this morning on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, Christine O’Donnell, who is challenging Rep. Mike Castle for the Delaware GOP Senate nomination, recently landed in hot water for saying she had won two (of three) counties in 2008 against Joe Biden.

She did not.

She then backtracked on a radio program and said she meant she tied. She did not do that either. She lost Kent County 57%-43% and came extraordinarily close in Sussex County, the Southernmost county, losing by just 272 votes.

Christine O’Donnell Versus Christine O’Donnell by David Weigel at Slate

First up — a tape of O’Donnell telling an audience that she “won two counties” in her 2008 sacrificial lamb bid against Joe Biden. Now, if you know Delaware, even if O’Donnell had won Kent and Sussex counties, that would have been unimpressive. New Castle County has 2/3 of the state’s voters, and Democrats regularly win statewide elections by racking up votes there while losing “lower, slower Delaware.” But in fact, O’Donnell lost Kent handily and lost Sussex by only 272 votes. She explains this away as a gaffe.

Christine O’Donnell plays defense on radio by David Cantanese at Politico:

“I don’t ever think I ever said I won two out of three counties,” O’Donnell said, before Gaffney played audiotape from an event in Pennsylvania where she made the claim.

“I was the 2008 endorsed candidate against Joe Biden and I won in two counties,” she says in the tape.

O’Donnell’s explanation: “You know that probably was, you’re on the campaign trail a lot, I meant tied.”

Replied Gaffney: “You didn’t tie him either.”

O’Donnell, the 2008 GOP Senate nominee, continued to claim she tied Biden in Sussex County.

“Look at the results: He beat you. He won in votes. You know that,” Gaffney said.

In reality, O’Donnell lost all three counties to Biden in 2008, but was closest in Sussex County, where she fell 272 votes short.

But O’Donnell stood by her claim: “49 percent to 49 percent, Dan. It’s right there in black and white. I would call that a tie.”

Still, she lost Kent County by about 10,000 votes and got drubbed in the statewide total, falling to Biden by more than 107,000 votes.

Christine O’Donnell, Tea Party Senate Candidate, Hammered By Delaware Republicans
by Philip Elliot, Associated Press

In the radio interview Thursday, O’Donnell refused to back down from claims that she won two of Delaware’s three counties in her 2008 Senate bid against Biden, despite numbers that show she didn’t.

“I was the 2008 endorsed candidate against Joe Biden and I won in two counties,” O’Donnell had told a group in Pennsylvania.

WGMD’s Dan Gaffney, a conservative radio host who backed O’Donnell’s Senate bid, asked her to explain the claim.

“Look at the results,” O’Donnell said. “What do they say? 49 (percent), 49. I call that a tie.”

She lost that county by 272 votes.

Commenting on Kent County, home to state capital Dover, O’Donnell said: “I said I nearly tied.”

The host played the audio again that shows she didn’t couch it that way. Flustered by the questioning, O’Donnell asked Gaffney whether he was being paid off by Castle, who has refused to debate her.

She then blamed her schedule for the missteps. “You’re on the campaign trail, starting at 5 a.m., you go to 12 … you go until midnight,” she said. “Sometimes you slip up on those things.”

Politician Christine O’Donnell’s Past Exposed, Lies Told, Money Owed
Plus she doesn’t want your vote if you like to masturbate by James Johnson at Indy Posted

O’Donnell also claimed to have won two counties against Joe Biden in 2008, even though Delaware only has three counties and she lost to Biden 65% to 35% and if you do the math, you realize she probably didn’t earn her b.s. [sic] in Math last week.

By the way, 65% was the best percentage Joe Biden ever received in an election since he started running for office in 1970, and he didn’t even campaign in the State of Delaware in 2008 against Christine O’Donnell.

And of course, there is my favorite interview with Christine O’Donnell where she has an epic meltdown:  Dan Gaffney Audio: Christine O’Donnell for Senate Interview.  Unlike the YouTube video, I have saved the Gaffney interview for all time.

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Christine O’Donnell: Don’t Let the Truth Get in My Way

But if I tell the truth, I can't win.

During her 2006 and 2008 Senate campaigns, Christine O’Donnell ran as having a “BA in English” from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

On March 21, 2010, Christine O’Donnell admitted in an interview she was never conferred a degree from FDU.

O’Donnell said the dispute was over student loans.

California reported the debt as satisfied in 2003, but she was never conferred a degree by Fairleigh Dickinson because of non-payment.

“They were withholding the diploma until I paid the bill,” O’Donnell said. “I finished the coursework.

On July 30, 2010 Byron York interviewed O’Donnell and reported this story for the first time:

(She actually went to the ceremony in cap and gown, she recalls, and “I was handed a leather portfolio, and inside, instead of a diploma, there was a bursar’s bill.”)

On September 2, 2010 Christine O’Donnell was interviewed live on the air with Conservative local talk show host Dan Gaffney and she told the same story that she told Byron York about being handed a bursar’s bill.

On September 3, 2010, Politico broke the story that Christine O’Donnell had just received her degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The reason her diploma was delayed? She didn’t finish the coursework:

She fulfilled the last course requirement this summer. It was just a general elective course,” said O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran.

Christine O’Donnell received her degree after finishing her coursework on September 1, 2010, the very next morning she was still telling the voters of Delaware the sad story about being handed a bill instead of a diploma.

As The Delaware Republican Record has stated several times, the issue is not the debts, it’s about the lies.

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Christine O’Donnell: Shame on You Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Tammy Bruce, Tea Party Express, et. al.

It appears that the endorsement of Sean Hannity has come on the heels of more Christine O’Donnell lies.  It is a shame when a big name pundit can’t even name what bills Mike Castle has or has not voted for:

Speaking of Sean Hannity, he is one of the prominent talk-show hosts who (inadvertently, I’m certain) has incorrectly described Castle’s voting record. Last night Hannity said “Mike Castle voted for Obamacare, TARP, cap and tax, the establishment wants him. What can we interpret from that?” Actually, Castle voted against Obamacare.

It was the same with Rush Limbaugh:

Along the same lines, Rush Limbaugh said yesterday that Castle voted for the stimulus. In fact, Castle voted against the 2009 stimulus bill, which is what people understand “the stimulus” to mean. Castle did vote for 2008 stimulus legislation in 2008. However, as Jim Geraghty points out, that bill passed by a vote of 81-16, with the votes of solid conservatives like Richard Burr, John Thune, David Vitter, Jim Bunning. Mitch McConnell, Sam Brownback, Saxby Chambliss, and Orrin Hatch.

Sarah Palin was fed the same line of bull as Hannity and Limbaugh.

“Let me go ahead and endorse Christine O’Donnell because, Sean, she’s the conservative in the race,” Palin said. “She is against Obama’s cap-and-tax scheme, she is against Obamacare, she is for the free market principles that need to get plugged in to put our economy back on the right track.”

Again, Castle did not vote for Obamacare.

Does Sarah Palin do her homework?  Obviously not.  As we know, Chrstine O’Donnell and her henchman, Yates Walker have a penchant for lying to out-of-staters (in-staters too) about her record and about Mike Castle’s record when she thinks that she can get away with it.

Yates Walker
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According to Politico.com, Yates casually floated the rumor that Castle, who is married, had a gay affair. Castle vigorously denied the affair. It’s not the only bizarre charge lodged in the primary, which will be decided Tuesday.

Walker’s explanation, to the (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, as to why he brought up the affair:

Walker, who said in an interview that he left the campaign last month on good terms, said he had no evidence supporting the rumor. He said he had not discussed the video with the O’Donnell staff.

“We’re happy to attack him whenever we can,” Walker said.

The Xavier Newswire also has this story on Walker, noting his military background and a rape charge, for which he was acquitted.

Here’s the item the Enquirer ran on that in April, 2007

A Xavier University senior has been found not guilty of sexually molesting two female freshmen. Hamilton County prosecutors had alleged Michael Walker, 28, of Norwood, invited them to his off-campus house for a party in October, where he gave them so much alcohol they passed out. One woke up the next morning naked, unable to remember what happened, said Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Seth Tieger. The other woman also did not remember what happened but didn’t suspect anything was wrong and went to the movies with Walker. During the date, Walker attacked her again, Tieger said. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Fred Cartolano found Walker not guilty during a trial last week on two charges of rape and a charge of sexual battery. Cartolano tossed out two other charges of rape – one relating to each victim – saying there was not enough evidence to go forward.

Dan Gaffney’s Interview with Christine O’Donnell:

“I was the 2008 endorsed Candidate against Joe Biden and I won 2 counties.”

Christine lost all 3 counties in Delaware. Obviously, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Tammy Bruce, etc. would never let the truth get in the way of endorsing a “conservative” republican.

I think that Dan Calabrese from North Star National Blog sums it up the best:

I suppose it’s widely known that I like and respect Sarah Palin. I think highly of her record governing Alaska. I think she’s made a huge and positive impact endorsing candidates around the country this year. And I certainly don’t share the unhinged notions about her that afflict one of my friends and colleagues.

But why the hell did Palin endorse Christine O’Donnell yesterday in the Delaware Senate primary?

I haven’t agreed with all of Palin’s endorsements to date. John McCain in Arizona, I understood because a) she’s personally loyal to him; b) J.D. Hayworth is a moron; and c) on the issues that matter most, spending and national security, McCain is better than Hayworth, whether “true conservatives” like it or not.

I wasn’t crazy about the endorsement of Rand Paul in Kentucky, but that’s mainly because of Paul’s moonbat father, and the fact that the kid sounds an awful lot like him. But given the choices in Kentucky this year, it’s probably fair to say Paul is now the most palatable choice.

But Christine O’Donnell?

OK, I get it that Palin prefers to endorse the more conservative candidate, and O’Donnell certainly espouses positions that are more conservative than the voting record of her primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Mike Castle. I get it that Palin likes to support women – yeah, the Mama Grizzlies. Fine by me.

And I understand that Palin is tight with Sean Hannity, who has a tendency to put Christine O’Donnell on the air either as a guest host (why, I have no idea, because she’s terrible) or as a panelist.

So the surface reasons make sense.

But has Palin listened to this interview? Is Palin aware of O’Donnell’s abysmal handling of her own campaign finances? Has she heard O’Donnell blather on about the people in her bushes? Has she seen the polls that say O’Donnell is an almost certain loser in the general election if she gets through the primary?

Here’s what’s most ironic about this: You know all the critics of Palin who wrongly say she’s stupid, unbalanced and unskilled at governing? You know how they say without any justification that she’s just in it for her personal glory and ambition? Those criticisms of Palin are complete and utter garbage.

But if you leveled them at Christine O’Donnell, you’d be right on the mark.

O’Donnell has no qualifications for the job she’s seeking. She practically runs for office in lieu of anything more substantive to do with her life. She is a professional conservative activist, and I don’t mean that as a compliment. She’s a media talking head, and not even a good one, and she doesn’t demonstrate the slightest clue about how to be an effective senator in the unlikely – no, impossible – event that she is elected.

As for Palin, well, nobody’s perfect. I am still a fan, but endorsing Christine O’Donnell was a mistake. As many things as are wrong with Mike Castle, he’s the only Republican who has a chance to turn Joe Biden’s old Senate seat red in Delaware, and Palin has just made that a much more challenging proposition.

In a year when the GOP has a chance to take control of the Senate, but will truly need to win just about every competitive race to do it, there’s no margin for error to nominate an empty suit who mouths the platitudes of a “true conservative” but is the walking embodiment of “lights on, nobody home.”

If not for Palin, I don’t think serious reformers would be rising up as they are all across the country. Her impact this year has been huge and good. It would be a shame if the GOP fell just short of the Super Bowl because, just as it was getting into range to kick the winning field goal, Palin threw an interception and rescued the Democrats from themselves.

Have all of these endorsers done their homework? I think not. Shame on Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Tammy Bruce, Independence Hall Tea Party, and Tea Party express for endorsing a PROVEN LIAR!

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Don’t Bank on Urquhart for the Truth About Anything

The following is a letter to the editor of the News Journal written from a retired Wilmington Trust employee about TARP and Wilmington Trust.

Don’t Bank on Urquhart for the Truth About TARP Funds

As a Wilmington Trust retiree, I am angered by the false and misleading statements about the bank that Glen Urquhart has been making in his campaign ads and debates.

Wilmington Trust did not take “bailout money” under the Troubled Asset Relief Program as Mr. Urquhart claims. The TARP “bailout money” was for troubled institutions at the beginning of the Great Recession. Wilmington Trust received funds under the subsequent Capital Purchase Program. Through the CPP, the federal government requested that Wilmington Trust, and other good banks around the country like Wilmington Trust and WSFS, borrow these funds to help stimulate the economy. The amounts were based on the size of the institutions and have payback provisions including interest.

Mr. Urquhart needs to educate himself on the differences between the TARP “bailout money” and CPP stimulus funds. I am proud that Wilmington Trust did not lend or invest in the subprime market that helped cause the recession. Wilmington Trust has remained independent for 107 years, and has weathered two world wars, the Great Depression, and several recessions.

As a retiree with 33 years at Wilmington Trust, I have every confidence it will get through this recession with flying colors, as well.

If Mr. Urquhart is the Ronald Reagan devotee he claims to be, why does he continually break President Reagan’s eleventh commandment, thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican, by attacking Michele Rollins? Mr. Urquhart needs to go on a concert tour with Pat Boone, one of his radio endorsers, and sing his swan song.

Mike Walsh

Wilmington

Glen Urquhart’s Communications Director, David Anderson says:

The CPP money is part of the TARP system with the important distinction that it is not meant for banks that are in danger. We accept his technical correction even though published news reports in several publications used the term TARP monies. From the point of view of citizens without jobs and those over-taxed, it’s a distinction without a difference.

It is just a technical correction according the Urquhart campaign and they are pulling one of their ads because of this letter to the editor. Too little, too late. The horse has long been out of the barn on this one.

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