"If Pennsylvanians were inclined to feel a little like a sixth borough when contemplating New York City, Mr. Biden offered reassurance that all they need to do to experience a real inferiority complex was move to Delaware."
In your "political things to worry about" pile this weekend: will California's Jerry Brown actually not calling Meg Whitman a "whore" to "special interests" give that terrible woman a boost in the polls? And will the Democratic party force Florida Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek out of the Senate race in favor of that horrid Charlie Crist? And will Delaware Republican candidate for Senate and former witch Christine O'Donnell finally flip out and kill us all? Stay tuned-these three races get worse before they get better (or get again much worse).
I knew Christine O'Donnell before you did. And by 'you' I mean 'people in general.' (And by 'knew,' definitely not like that guy that didn't sleep with her several years ago.) I knew Christine O'Donnell because I drive to the Eastern Shore of Maryland a couple of times a year and I had seen her advertising on the first day of fall, 2008. Anyone who pulls off of US 95 onto Route 1 has a vague impression of the names of Delaware's political candidates. Their signs are everywhere. But O'Donnell's was the only one with the candidate's headshot on it.
To the Delaware Senate race, where Republican Christine O'Donnell squared off with Democrat Chris Coons in a debate this morning:
Coons said that creationism, which he considers "a religious doctrine," should not be taught in public schools due to the Constitution's First Amendment. He argued that it explicitly enumerates the separation of church and state.
"The First Amendment does?" O'Donnell asked. "Let me just clarify: You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?"
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," Coons responded, reciting from memory the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
"That's in [...]