Christine O’Donnell on Mike Castle


“You know, these are the kind of cheap, underhanded, un-manly tactics that we’ve come to expect from Obama’s favorite Republican, Mike Castle. You know, I released a statement today, saying Mike this is not a bake-off, get your man-pants on.”

But of course O’Donnell had nothing to do with her former campaign consultants spreading rumors about Castle’s sexual orientation. So Castle has a moral obligation to support her.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

5 thoughts on “Christine O’Donnell on Mike Castle”

  1. Romans 1:29-30 condemns whisperers, backbiters, and inventors of evil things as worthy of death. Some things are worse than masturbation, it appears.

  2. O'Donnell is apparently a Kantian. Huffington Post report (quoting from the transcript) that "Comedian Eddie Izzard pressed her on just how far she would take her anti-lying beliefs. Izzard asked O'Donnell whether or not she would lie to Nazis who showed up at her door during WWII and demanded to know if she were hiding any Jewish people in her house. O'Donnell refused to even entertain the notion of concealing the truth from Nazis in that scenario because 'you never have to practice deception.'"

  3. Again, the Bible presents her with problems. Exodus 1:19-21 says that when Pharaoh commanded the Egyptian midwives to kill the male offspring of the Hebrew women, they preserved them alive and lied to Pharaoh about the labor and delivery habits of the Hebrew women. And God dealt well with the midwives and provided households for them.

  4. O’Donnell refused to even entertain the notion of concealing the truth from Nazis in that scenario because ‘you never have to practice deception.’”

    I don't think Christine O'Donnell has to practice deception, either. She's already quite good at it.

    Well, good at it in the same sense that my cats are, in that she can be deceptive with a straight face, not that she chooses to engage in plausible deceptions.

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