This, That and the Other Thing

Ira Schwartz
September 30, 2010 Posted by Ira Schwartz

September 30th, 2010


Christine O’Donnell……..What can you say; after all she was endorsed by Sarah Palin.  That right there should send up all sorts of red flags.  Let’s see…this may take a while people so please get comfortable.  Let’s start with her views on sex….oh I already covered that in my premier article of “This, That and the Other Thing” so let’s move on.


According to O’Donnell evolution is a myth.  Why? Not because of any religious beliefs but as she put it, “if evolution is real, why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”

According to an article by PBS this is why…

“Humans did not evolve from monkeys. Humans are more closely related to modern apes than to monkeys, but we didn’t evolve from apes, either. Humans share a common ancestor with modern African apes, like gorillas and chimpanzees. Scientists believe this common ancestor existed 5 to 8 million years ago. Shortly thereafter, the species diverged into two separate lineages. One of these lineages ultimately evolved into gorillas and chimps, and the other evolved into early human ancestors called hominids.”

Any more questions?

Her education.

In 2006 O’Donnell’s Senate campaign website stated that she was a “graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University” in New Jersey.   While in reality, she did not get her diploma and graduate from that university until September 2010 because she owed them over $4,000 in back tuition.  More on that one later in this article.   She also claimed that she studied “Post Modernism in the New Millennium” at Oxford University, but The Washington Post called that claim “misleading” as she took a course that was evidently held at that institution but not awarded by or affiliated with it.  In a lawsuit she filed, O’Donnell suggested that she was working toward a master’s degree at Princeton University, but she later acknowledged having never taken any graduate courses there.  As of late September, O’Donnell’s LinkedIn profile stated that she had attended Claremont Graduate University in California but according to the website “TMP” the university said, there is “no student or education record for an individual named Christine O’Donnell.”  O’Donnell said in response, according to the “NY Times” that “I never established a LinkedIn profile, or authorized anyone to do so on my behalf.”  Yet, days earlier, O’Donnell’s staff when asked specifically about her LinkedIn profile on three occasions by the Associated Press and Washington Post, made no reference to the profile being authorized or unauthorized. A few days later, however, when O’Donnell’s possible academic embellishments on the profile became an issue, O’Donnell’s staff asked LinkedIn to remove the profile.

Currently she has issued the following statement…

“There have been reports that I have released false information on a LinkedIn profile under my name. This is categorically untrue. I never established a LinkedIn profile, or authorized anyone to do so on my behalf. I have always been clear about my educational background. I completed undergraduate work at Fairleigh Dickenson University. After my undergraduate work, I completed a summer program run by the Phoenix Institute, at the Institute’s Oxford University location. The Institute runs programs around the world at various universities, and participants study issues of human dignity. I also completed a Lincoln Fellowship at the Claremont Institute in Claremont, CA. We would encourage LinkedIn to remove this profile.”

In an email to the “Washington Post” Linkedin spokesperson Shannon Stubo said, “We have taken the profile down. That’s all we are confirming.   It was taken down in response to Christine O’Donnell’s request. This is not an acknowledgment that the profile was fake.”

Quite frankly it’s not that hard to actually post a false webpage with Linkedin.  All you really need is a legitimate E-mail address and you can let your imagination run wild.   However Linkedin did say they were investigating the whole situation.  So it looks like the jury is still out on the Linkedin portion of this one.

Her Bookkeeping.

According to the website “Delaware Online” Christine O’Donnell’s Federal Campaign Committee reported $23,776 in debt, more than the $10,585 cash in her campaign account, according to her most recent filings with the Federal Elections Commission. The FEC has cited her eight times for failure to report her contributions between 2007 and 2009.  As of January of this year she still owed outstanding payments to staffers, consultants and volunteers, according to a campaign finance filing from January.

Also Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Rutherford, N.J., sued her for $4,823 in unpaid expenses, according to New Jersey and California court documents. The university won a judgment in New Jersey for the entire amount. In 2000, the judgment was transferred to California, where O’Donnell lived at the time, as unpaid, according to court documents.  The debt was paid in 2003.

CNN is reporting that the watch dog group “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington” will be sending letters to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware and the Federal Elections Commission asking them to investigate the spending of O’Donnell’s campaign in 2008 and 2009.  The group’s executive director Melanie Sloan said,

“It turns out Miss O’Donnell has treated her campaign funds like they are her very own personal piggy bank. She’s used that money to pay for things like her rent, for gas, meals and even a bowling outing. And that’s just flat-out illegal.”

When CNN contacted the O’Donnell campaign they did not respond to requests for comment.

And this stuff just goes on and on and on.  But I’ve already taken up enough of your time with this.  Just one more thing.   The Tea Party has already funneled close to $250,000 dollars into the O’Donnell campaign.  If I were a member of the Tea Party I would seriously begin to question their organizations real reasons for backing this woman.  Hey, the information is out there people; all you have to do is take the time to look for it.  Till the next time, “Stay thirsty my friends”.

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2 Responses to This, That and the Other Thing

  1. Czat on January 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

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