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Blawg Roundup on 'I'm Not a Witch'

Nowitches First and foremost, you should know that Christine O'Donnell, Delaware's Republican candidate for the Senate, has put out an ad that opens with a declaration that I assume has never before been made by a political candidate: "I'm not a witch!"

The awesomeness of this development has not escaped the notice of the blawgosphere this morning. Let's start with the Law and Magic blog, as witch-related matters would seem to be squarely within its jurisdiction. L&M writes that the statement is reminiscent of President Richard Nixon's "I'm not a crook." Examining another line of the ad ("I'm nothing you've heard. I'm you"), L&M adds that "saying it doesn't make it so. I also think she doesn't have that kind of magic."

On the "I'm you" point, Professor Jonathan Turley adds that O'Donnell is "not just referring to those of you in covens." He offers the salient observation that speculation about O'Donnell being a witch is just silly -- after all, "[i]f O’Donnell is a witch, would she be behind in the polls by double digits? Of course not."

But I think The Legal Satyricon had the best take on the ad, which was that O'Donnell should have "made this ad two seconds long.  In fact, it would have been better if she had." Amen! Can you how imagine how powerful, funny (and viral) the ad would have been if a smiling O'Donnell had simply come on, said "I'm not a witch," and then ended the commercial after those two seconds!!?? It could have been legendary.

Posted by Bruce Carton on October 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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