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O'Donnell '99 Admission: 'I Dabbled Into Witchcraft

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"I never joined a coven."

You knew it was going to go this way. Everyday we're going to be blessed with a new video clip of Christine O'Donnell saying something wild back when. But even with the expectation, this one is certainly something of a Saturday surprise! Witchcraft?

Many of the clips we've seen, are seeing and will be seeing soon I'm sure, come from her 22 appearances on the ABC program "Politically Incorrect."

While she makes it clear that she "never joined a coven," she admits that she "dabbled," dated a witch, and even "went on a midnight date involving blood on an altar."

"We went to a movie and had a little midnight picnic."

A friend asks -- was this more a case of hanging out with weirdos than actual dabbling in witchcraft?

Now as Sinatra might say -- I've got no defense for it!  Or I'm just bothered and bewildered. But the truth is O'Donnell has been pretty open about her path in life on the religious convictions front.  She told the Fox station in Philadelphia, "I assure  you, my faith has matured."

We all know that the "Politically Incorrect" host Bill Maher has gone on to host his own show on HBO.  And he's now vowing to keep showing additional clips until O'Donnell agrees to appear on "Real Time:"

“I’m just saying, Christine, it’s like a hostage crisis,” he said, “every week you don’t show up, I’m going to throw another body out.”

Think Progress does point out that Maher seems to be doing this good-naturedly:

Last night, Real Time aired its first show of the current season. Maher began by mocking O’Donnell, calling her “an uemployed, anti-masturbation activist and a close friend of mine.” “I created her,” Maher told the audience, turning to the camera and stating, “You owe me Christine O’Donnell.” Maher said that he has great fondness for O’Donnell, adding, “She does not have a mean bone in her body, or any other bone in her body.”

The Washington Post notes:

In other O'Donnell news that may or may not be related, Bob Schieffer tweeted on Saturday that the candidate has pulled out of a scheduled appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. She is still scheduled to appear on "Fox News Sunday" at 9 a.m. ET.
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