Latest O’Donnell gaffe

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 12:49

She’s a defender of the Constitution against the liberal, socialist and the downright infidel Barack 'Hussein' Obama but it seems that Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has a problem with remembering the Constitution. In an election debate last night O'Donnell challenged her Democratic rival Chris Coons to show where the Constitution requires separation of church and state, drawing swift criticism from her opponent, laughter from her law school audience and a quick defence from prominent conservatives.

"Where in the Constitution is separation of church and state?" O'Donnell asked.

Coons responded that O'Donnell's question "reveals her fundamental misunderstanding of what our Constitution is. ... The First Amendment establishes a separation."

She interrupted to say, "The First Amendment does? ... So you're telling me that the separation of church and state, the phrase 'separation of church and state,' is in the First Amendment?"

Her campaign issued a statement later saying O'Donnell "was not questioning the concept of separation of church and state as subsequently established by the courts. She simply made the point that the phrase appears nowhere in the Constitution."

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