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September 13, 2010

O'Donnell's Kinda-Kooky Lawsuit

Conservative or RINO? Glib, I know, but this doesn't seem the work of a principled conservative. It seems like someone who needs money.

O'Donnell... sought $6.95 million in damages. In a court complaint, she extensively detailed the "mental anguish" she suffered after allegedly being demoted and fired because of her gender. And, although she didn't have a bachelor's degree until this year, O'Donnell implied she was taking master's degree classes at Princeton University in 2003.

O'Donnell alleged in a July 1, 2005 complaint filed in district court that she had been demoted because ISI's conservative philosophy dictated that women must be subordinate to men. She claimed she was fired when she contacted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding her demotion. ISI told the Delaware News Journal that she had been "terminated for operating a for-profit business."

That would be running her PR business out of her ISI office.

Her own complaint went on to allege she was sort of crazy.

Miss O’Donnell was and is profoundly humiliated by this demotion of being asked to perform clerical and administrative tasks[!!! -- ace] after appearing on national television as a media and public relations expert and spokeswoman, for a man who was hired straight out of college as ISI’s receptionist and clerical assistant, and whom she had been asked to train previously [emphasis in original]. [...]

So, she was operating a side-business out of a non-profit's office, and she got demoted, and she was traumatized by having to do clerical work after appearing on national television, and it caused great anguish that her former subordinate was promoted above her. (Or she was demoted before him.)

Pay me, baby.

For at least six months after being fired, Miss O’Donnell suffered enormous pain, cried frequently at the sense of personal loss and failure caused by ISI, and at the sense of injustice, and could not sleep at night, often wide-awake, replaying the whole scene in her mind, until 5:30 am, and has suffered from understandable and resulting depression.

This is her own complaint, remember. Submitted by herself.

Miss O'Donnell's mother and sister both noticed and spontaneously told her at the time, prior to litigation, that she was differently [sic], and urged her to seek medical evaluation...

Again: From her own complaint.

It is worth pointing out that we just replaced a Castle-level RINO, Murkowski, with a true-red conservative, so we have a RINO slot open.

I would be willing to forgive this stuff and put on the pom-poms if I thought she could win. Okay, so maybe she's never before spoken at any great depth on fiscal issues, so maybe she doesn't really have any actual accomplishments apart from getting on national tv a few times on a freebie basis, so maybe she will file lawsuits if you ask her to do some light clerical work, and so maybe she's not really going to be threatening Antonin Scalia as a thought-leader anytime soon.

I support JD Hayworth and he was a bit of a dolt. But I figured that if he was a flaky dolt and needed the job that means he'd owe us and so would be a good Senator for us. Not a leader, but a good minion.

There is something to be said for that.

Assuming the flaky dolt you have in mind can actually become a Senator.

People get annoyed when we on the anti-O'Donnell side bring this stuff up. Surely you don't believe that if not for us mentioning it the Democrats wouldn't hear about it. Does it make me a traitorous jackass, as Mark Levin would apparently have it, if I help warn people about the derailing train they're about to board?

I know she can get the nomination -- I'd say that's pretty much the most likely outcome now. But can she actually do the job of getting elected?

It's worth noting that the Democrats will have twice as many Senators up for reelection in 2012 as we will, including many from red states where the Democrat really shouldn't have won in the first place.

Is this really the best place and best time to make our stand for a deep red Senate?

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