What Is In The Water At O’Donnell Headquarters?

They're hiding in the bushes.

This past week, Christine O’Donnell spoke with John McCormack of the Weekly Standard. O’Donnell tells McCormack that operatives are following her and are hiding in the bushes at her apartment/headquarters:

They’re following me. They follow me home at night. I make sure that I come back to the townhouse and then we have our team come out and check all the bushes and check all the cars to make sure that—they follow me.

That’s what’s disgusting, as you can see from the YouTube videos. They knock on the door at all hours of the night. They’re hiding in the bushes when I’m at candidate forums. In 2008 they broke into my home. They vandalized my home. They wrote nasty notes on my front door, on my front porch. They jeopardized my safety. They did the same thing to our campaign office. They broke into our campaign office. They vandalized our campaign office. They stole files. My campaign signs that had my picture—they put a spear in my mouth poked out my eyes, and cut out the part of my heart, and wrote nasty names all over those campaign signs.

I would be a fool to be pressured into disclosing where I live, when I know that the stakes are even higher this time. What makes me think they wont do the same distasteful things they did in 2008 when the stakes are even higher, when we’re even more viable. I mean come on, John, you’re a class act. You don’t want to—you know that this is a security issue. You know what they’re capable of.

Meanwhile, as reported by Delaware Online, at a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night, Delaware GOP videographer John Hawley, and O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch got into a scuffle:

State GOP staffer John Hawley and Evan Queitsch, a supporter of U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell got into a scuffle after a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night.

During the event, Hawley had been standing in the back of the room video taping the candidates speaking. Hawley has traveled to candidate forums across the state during the campaign to record speakers.

Afterward, Hawley remained in the auditorium filming O’Donnell as she talked to attendees. When O’Donnell went to leave and Hawley followed, the trouble started. During the altercation, Hawley continued to record the interaction in a camera he had been holding.

Queitsch was part of a group of four O’Donnell staff members that had circled around the candidate to keep Hawley and a member of the press from getting near her. When O’Donnell walked out the door, the staffers blocked the entrance.

Apparently Christine O’Donnell isn’t the only one seeing people in the bushes. Friday night at 11:39 p.m., O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch tweeted the following:

@degop camera boy found hiding in O’Donnell’s bushes…same guy was stopped @foundersvalues event for stalking. #desen #delaware
11:39 PM Sep 3rd via TweetCaster

However, John Hawley was nowhere near O’Donnell headquarters or any candidate forums on Friday night. It must be something in the water.

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4 Responses to What Is In The Water At O’Donnell Headquarters?

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  2. Publius says:

    I don’t know what’s scarier, that O’Donnell and her campaign would be spreading false rumors about people “hiding in the bushes” or that O’Donnell and her campaign apparently believe there are people “hiding in the bushes.” Either way, the comments demonstrate her unfitness for office.

  3. RickJ19958 says:

    Also from McCormack’s Weekly Standard article:
    Is O’Donnell suggesting that Castle supporters vandalized her office in 2008, when she was running for Senate against Joe Biden? “I’m not sure who did it, but I know for a fact that Mike Castle and [Delaware GOP chairman] Tom Ross were campaigning against me,” O’Donnell says. “They’ve been sabotaging my candidacy since 2008. So who knows who did it back then.” O’Donnell says there are no police reports of the 2008 break-in because she didn’t want to make an issue of it at the time. She claims to have pictures of vandalized signs.

    Vandalized signs? She strongly insinuates that a sitting Congressman and the chairman of the State GOP (at the very least) conspired to ruin her political career by orchestrating a break-in of her campaign headquarters (which may or may not have been her residence at the time), alleges to have made the conscious decision not to report the crime (despite the fact that, having raised only $116k for the race, she could have replaced the damaged materials with a police report and an insurance claim – or used those proceeds to pay off the $23k in debt accrued during that campaign), and uses this story to purport to live in an undisclosed location (which she has not confirmed to be in Delaware) – and her only piece of evidence is photos of damaged signs?!?

    Political signs are damaged all the time, in Delaware and elsewhere. Google it and you’ll find that signs are torn, spray-painted, removed, and defaced all over the country, from all over the political spectrum. It’s tragic that discourse falls to that level, but it does. Therefore, evidence of damaged political signs is evidence of a political campaign – nothing more.

    Come to think of it, signage vandalism probably occured less frequently against Christine than it does against other major candidates (and not just because she had measuably fewer signs than anyone else, given her fundraising efforts), because she was viewed as such a longshot that it wasn’t worth the effort.

  4. I spoke with Christine O’Donnell in 2009 and she claimed that she moved out of Wilmington because her front door was spray painted with graffiti (she never mentioned that an eviction notice was put on the front door by her then “boyfriend” Brent Vasher who bought her house so that it would not be sold at Sheriff’s sale.) She never mentioned any of the break-ins or anything stolen. And, if that were the case, why wouldn’t she report it to the police?

    Tom Ross, and Mike Castle never campaigned against her in 2008. Ross paid her campaign filing fee of $10,000 (which was never reported on her FEC reports and has never been paid for by State Committee for any other congressional candidate.) Ross also gave O’Donnell free office space at State HQ. For some reason, she decided to leave that free office space a few months later. Weekly meetings were held with the candidate where she claimed that she could raise millions of dollars out of state and that Sean Hannity and Buzz Aldrin would come to Delaware and be the guests of honor at fundraisers for her. Those guests of honor never materialized.

    As for the sign vandalism, yes it happens all the time. If I had a nickle for every one of my candidates’ signs that has been vandalized, I wouldn’t be here writing this blog. I did see 2 of her signs vandalized, one with the eyes poked out, and the other looked liked it had been bashed with a baseball bat (2×4’s were broken.) But that was all. Welcome to the world of political signs and vandalizing kids.

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