Now that it turns out that Christine O’Donnell was pilfering campaign funds (from a campaign that ended deep in debt, stiffing the vendors) to pay personal expenses, would any of my conservative friends like to explain why she belongs in the Senate anyway? As far as I can tell, neither the campaign nor any of the right-leaning blogs has bothered to put up a substantive defense: it’s all “CREW is supported by Soros.”
No, I don’t take charges from CREW as gospel; they’ve got a viewpoint. But what’s the innocent explanation for putting her gas and bowling (!) bills on the campaign tab? You could ask the campaign treasurer, but apparently there wasn’t one during the months when these expenses were being charged. Any more than there was a campaign, since the election was long since over and lost.
Fortunately for O’Donnell, it’s rare that anyone goes to the clink for campaign chiseling, and the income tax evasion certainly doesn’t rise to the level that generates criminal charges. Once she’s lost, she can spend a comfortable period collecting wingnut welfare on her celebrity and victimhood.