Christine O’Donnell, Republican nominee for senator from Delaware had a past life as a sex un-educator!
I watched a little of the primary returns on cable news channels that night, and you would have thought a finger puppet had won the republican primary in Delaware. I had missed what was so crazy about her win when I tuned in, and I kept waiting for the big reveal. What could it be? Tax fraud? Speaking in tongues? Multiple affairs? What?
Turns out, she said the word masturbation on MTV. That’s all they had on her. I felt a mighty shiver of identification. I am that person who talks about the self-love that ordinarily dare not speak its name. I talk about it all the time, to anyone who will listen. The coverage I watched showed that clip over and over, sneeringly inviting our judgment. How could anyone who talks publicly about masturbation go on to become a senator? Ha! She can’t! Ha! Read the full post »