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Is the risk of the lie worth it?

Been wondering about this O'Donnell thing since the footage was brought up. At the time she was trying to get her political career started and had made all kinds of ultraconservative appearances on different shows. In order to boost her "super Christian" street cred - she told a flat out lie on national TV, and not one that was a he said/she said kind of thing, she lied about an entire religion. It was something that would be blatant and obvious to anyone who had the first clue about religion. 10 years ago she went on tv and talked about a "satanic altar" being used by a religion that doesn't believe in Satan. That's like saying you went and checked out the crucifix at your local synagogue or the cathedral's Buddha

Was the boost among her (likely less educated about the subject) base worth the inevitable revelation that she was talking out her ass? Are there enough people who will rather believe the lie than condemn it

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 1:51 PM on Sep. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The comments you are referring to were made when she was a teen back in high school. You need to question deeper, like why are people voting for her just b/c Sarah Palin said so? ALL POLITICIANS ARE LIARS! We all need to go out & vote "None of the above" and kick 'em all out and start from scratch!
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:55 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • The comments you are referring to were made when she was a teen back in high school

    No they weren't. They were made on a nationally televised show when she was 30 years old in 1999.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 1:55 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Her financial lies are the most serious. her getting fired from her last job and her suing them......using donor money to pay her rent...


    The Satanic 41 year old virgin ones are the more fun ones..


    She is living with her campaign manager / boyfriend...no pre-marital sex or masturbation...I'm sure

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:03 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • She also appeared on Bill Maher's show more than 20 times...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:04 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I saw that clip and thought the exact same thing, that she obviously has no idea what she's talking about. THAT becomes more obvious every day.

    The crazier the candidates get, the more the tea partiers seem to like it. So as to your original question 1) I don't think most of her base will understand that lie, and 2) her crazy makes her even less like the establishment and therefore more attractive as a candidate, and 3) yes, apparently there are...at least in Delaware. Hope they enjoy 1 less seat in the Senate.
    DEpley

    Answer by DEpley at 2:05 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I agree, her base lumps "witches" in with satanists....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:07 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Her financial lies are the most serious. her getting fired from her last job and her suing them......using donor money to pay her rent...

    Yeah, but at the time she made the comments, that wasn't brewing yet. I'm wondering more in general - start of her career, and honestly, without Bill Maher she wouldn't even really have a career, and she tells a lie on camera that will follow her for the rest of her life. At what point do you make the decision that to do so is going to do you more good than telling the truth (or more likely in her case, saying nothing at all since no event ever actually happened).
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Yeah, but at the time she made the comments, that wasn't brewing yet. I'm wondering more in general - start of her career, and honestly, without Bill Maher she wouldn't even really have a career, and she tells a lie on camera that will follow her for the rest of her life. At what point do you make the decision that to do so is going to do you more good than telling the truth (or more likely in her case, saying nothing at all since no event ever actually happened).


    Maybe it was naivate'. Maybe she just wanted to LOOK like she had something to add..Jamie Kennedy's expression was PRICELESS


    I am not sure why people lie these days KNOWING all the camera's are rolling....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:10 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Lying is a slippery slope. It's a resource people get used to using and have a hard time letting go of.

    Maybe 20 years ago a lie or two here and there wasn't a big deal but that's just not the case now.

    Someone will find and publicize everything you've ever said, and you'll be held accountable. It's my favorite part of the internet. Sure...it's gives whack-a-doo's a public platform but it also encourages accountability through information sharing.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:18 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I heard that she said that she believes that scientists have " secretly cloned mice with human brains".

    Does anyone know if she really said that?
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:20 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

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