Posted by | September 17, 2010 10:43 | Filed under: Top Stories

“Paranoia strikes deep,” as Stephen Stills put it. New right-wing darling Christine O’Donnell has talked of how people are hiding in bushes when she’s at candidate forums, and she won’t disclose where she lives. Now we discover she told former campaign manager Kristin Murray that when she ran against Joe Biden for Senate in 2008 O’Donnell believed Biden was tapping her phone. Other former staffers have some issues with her.

Alan Moore, who worked on press releases and policy statements for two months during the 2008 bid and now helps run the conservative site, said his conversations with the candidate led him to believe “her priorities were completely out of whack.”

Moore, who first decided to volunteer for O’Donnell after hearing about her at a meeting of college Republicans, said that at one point, O’Donnell talked to him about winning a lucrative television contract with CNN or Fox News Channel.

“I informed her that most media organizations prohibit their employees from running for office. She didn’t seem to understand and was more interested in getting a contract,” he recalled. “She was more concerned about getting a TV deal than winning office.”

O’Donnell wanted to buy 100,000 packets of suntan lotion emblazoned with, “Don’t Get Burned By Higher Taxes. Vote Christine O’Donnell 2008” to be distributed at parades. Her aides told her the money could be better spent, but she didn’t take kindly to that advice. People thought she was handing out condoms. She thought she could land the keynote speaker spot at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul and booked expensive hotel rooms.The honor went to Rudy Giuliani. Fiscal irresponsibility riddled the campaign and staffers and vendors went unpaid.

Her campaign staffers weren’t the only ones who had issues with O’Donnell. Bill Lee, the 2008 GOP gubernatorial nominee who shared the ticket with her in November, said he attended many of the same political events as she did but decided to seek distance from her campaign.

“She would get off message and just be bizarre, so it reached the stage where I stopped making appearances with her. It was embarrassing,” Lee said. “More than that, I was asking for money from the same people and we went as a team and I really didn’t want to be on her team after a couple of those things.”

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