During the interview Tuesday on WDEL-AM, O'Donnell snapped her fingers and beckoned a spokesman to her side after the host of "The Rick Jensen Show" pressed her on how she would have handled the New Castle County budget differently from her Democratic opponent Chris Coons, who is the executive of the state's largest county.
Jensen told The Associated Press that O'Donnell said after the interview that she would sue if the video was released. O'Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran then called WDEL general manager Michael Reath, demanded that the station turn over the video and threatened to "crush" the station with a lawsuit if it did not comply, Reath said.
"This is another example of the liberal media shamelessly attacking Christine O'Donnell to boost their ratings," Moran said in the statement, even though Jensen, the host of the show in question, is a well-known conservative.
First of all, as usual, the defensive freakout is worse than the actual thing. So you need to beckon an underling over for assistance on an answer. Who hasn't done that? I mean, what are underlings for? I've been an underling and half my job during that time was to pass a note over to the overling saying something like, "You just called him Bob, his name's really Bill, and by the way your hair looks good." It happens. But flipping the fuck out about it just makes you look paranoid and weak.
Third of all, God, please let this person go away after it's over. Is anybody else just exhausted by this nonsense? I think it's actually a really smart strategy, on the part of Republicans: Create this Tea Party thing, prop up a bunch of lunatic candidates to say such a sheer volume of stupid shit that the electorate can't even hear it anymore. It's like Charlie Brown's teacher warbling. Blah blah blah America flag conservativecakes blah. Flap. Blargle.