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Christine O’Donnell To Bless America With Insightful (Hilarious) Book

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If we’re reading this correctly, the 2010 midterm elections just signed a book deal! Congrats, midterms! You deserve it.

O’Donnell’s book will take the reader behind the scenes of her race for the Senate, and embody O’Donnell’s identification with America’s frustrations and concerns with the current political climate. According to O’Donnell, “The 2010 midterm elections were just the beginning—the first rumblings of a revolution that has not fully erupted. I plan on making my book one of the revolution’s catalysts.”

Yes, O’Donnell rubbed this nation, but it didn’t erupt. And a book about how she lived off campaign credit cards to buy food and shelter for the past few years definitely sounds like the way to initiate a coup d’etat against the most powerful government on the planet.

Oh, and pubic hair. [Twitter/National Review]

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      1. OneDollarJuana

        Slightly OT, but when I was a young pup, smitten by my gf to the point of submission, she got me to put Nair® on my beard as an experiment. An experiment in domination, I think, because it burned liked mad! Those teenage hormones will make you do the craziest things…

    1. natoslug

      I think you misread that — she promised it would be copraphagically illustrated. So yet another shitty book by a screeching nobody.

  1. MinAgain

    “The 2010 midterm elections were just the beginning—the first rumblings of a revolution that has not fully erupted. I plan on making my book one of the revolution’s catalysts.”

    I smell a pop-up book!

  2. PublicLuxury

    It could reveal her first trip to the spa where she received her first international brazilian.

      1. jus_wonderin

        I believe the plan is to let it grow, then donate the harvest to "Thatch Roofs for the Third World".

        1. PublicLuxury

          Snatch roofs would be more appropriate. Just 'cause they're poor, they don't hafta be exposed to substandard bush.

  3. LionelHutzEsq

    Still, O'Donnell has a point, if insane grifters like her or Sarah Palin cannot get elected, what does that say about this great country, or the hopes for a Republican Majority?

    Thank God the Democrats have no balls.

  4. Crank_Tango

    This is kinda like how the tire fire is the only thing holding back the coal ash pile…I'm not sure how, but I'm also not sure how a revolution is an eruption either.

    1. V572625694

      Well, they turned down a novel of mine twenty-some years ago, so they obviously have terrible taste.

      1. Amaravilha

        After reading that first sentence, I'm willing to believe that they have neither taste nor editors. Perhaps their monkeys use the same thesaurus Bristol relies upon.

  5. Barbara_i

    There will probably be a whole chapter dedicated to her love for Sarah Palin and how she felt when Palin accepted her into political society, AKA Facebbok and how she felt all tingly in her naughties when Sarah posted a Hello Kitty on her wall.

    1. edgydrifter

      The dedication page will be to (pick one):
      A) Jesus
      B) Sarah Palin
      C) Puddingcup the Xtian Rokker
      D) America

    2. SophistFCD

      Have you ever seen a herd of Facebbok leaping across the veldt at dawn? It's truly a breathtaking sight.

  6. SorosBot

    Get a good ghost writer to polish things up and an inside look at the O'Donnell campaign could become required reading for Senate candidates to learn what not to do unless you want to be a miserable failure and nationwide laughingstock.

    1. christianmuslin

      Her goal is to be Sarah Palin's speech writer, it's in the bible in the chapter after self abuse.

  7. LionelHutzEsq

    In all fairness, can I be terribly unqualified for a job and make millions off of a book and rambling foolishly on Fox News? Hell, I'm barely competent as it is, and I don't come close to making a million.

  8. WarAndGee

    Yes lets dwell on the past for 240 pages, revise history, and then move on because what we say or did in the past doesn't matter.

    Goofy Wing Nutters, always with the paradox.

    It used be they would wait a day or two before contradicting themselves now they just do it in the same sentence, shamelessly, in front of millions.

  9. BeWoot

    Hmmm. St. Martin's used to be a fine house, noted for beautiful books and really good authors. Gone are the days.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      Lately they are more likely to publish the likes of Dan Brown, Jackie Collins, Stephen Cannell, and Janet Evanovich, the author of America's best-selling detective novels featuring bad jokes and one syllable words.

  10. x111e7thst

    So setting the record straight and moving forward is the new not quitting by quitting. But this time with more pubic hair.

  11. jakegittes

    Goddammit. That's it. I'm going to run for some unattainable office so that after I lose in a landslide, I can write a fucking book that makes the bestseller lists and the book tables at Costco and makes me a million dollars. So, please, in the next election, please mark your ballots for jakegittes for secretary general of the U.N.

    I thank you.

  12. SexySmurf

    Three ways Christine is like Karl Marx:

    1. About as politically relevant.
    2. Says shit like "I plan on making my book one of the revolution’s catalysts."
    3. Has a big, bushy beard (except Christine's isn't on her face).

    1. doloras

      Damn right. Karl Marx, who claimed that capitalism was heading for a huge breakdown because capitalists act stupid in search of short-term profit and rip off the workers to the point where they can't buy the goods they produce themselves, is clearly totally irrelevant in 2010.

      1. AddHomonym

        Sing it sister! And don't even get me started on the fetishism of commodity! Or any kind of fetishism really. You appear to be into it, maybe?

      2. horsedreamer_1

        I cannot take Marx seriously, considering the prodigiousness of his beard. Were he true to his word, he would have trimmed it, allowing all parties to share in the means of mustache-riding.

        1. real_dc_native

          Marx was a great economist but a lousy political scientist. We are witnessing the collapse of capitalism as he predicted but the workers' revolution was a failure.

  13. edgydrifter

    I'm not sure how St. Martin's plans to profit from a book that will literally travel along a conveyor belt from the presses to a dumpster behind their facility. That's an interesting business model.

    1. slappypaddy

      publishing as a tax shelter for the german conglomerate (name unpronounceable) that owns the publishing house. and other publishing houses.

    2. lumpenprole

      They do all kinds of shit with corn. Surely this book could be repurposed with a little subsidized ingenuity.

    3. horsedreamer_1

      It's the Right's answer to The Washingtonienne.

      (Granted, Jessi Cutler worked for Mike Dewine's office, & is prolly a Republican herself (thus, teh buttsecks, & whoring), but our WAR-BLOGGING Wonkette broke the story. So, RINO. QED.)

  14. Boredw/Gravity

    Xtine is publishing her diary? I wish it was in time for the gift-giving season. My family could use the laffs.

  15. Tigersmistress

    I am approaching MTV for a new Reallity Show. "Real World Retards" I believe I have my latest house member. Thank you, Christine.

  16. slithytovesss

    Wow. Sadness. Nobody is going to buy that book. Nobody. Christine just doesn't have the the PAC to buy up copies, and Palin's ghostwriter is busy writing Cliff Notes on de Tocqueville for Sara's inevitable gotcha journalism attack by the lamestream media.

  17. LionelHutzEsq

    I'm expecting at least five chapters on what it takes to love a man with a pudding-cup beard.

    1. horsedreamer_1

      Pudding-cup beard = pudding ring = chocolate-coloured goatee?

      Chuck Todd was banging Christine O'Donnell (before he was married to someone else)?

  18. nike2422

    And here I am, having to query and requery agents, while her name gets a green light for a ghost writer.

    1. slappypaddy

      you need a platform. she has a platform. and a short shelf-life. st. martin's knows the time to cash in is now. six months from now she will be so rancid.

          1. nike2422

            Hahaha! No, the ghostwriter is! But yes, poor them, having to sift through the muck that is the fantasy world she's created for herself.

        1. Angry_Marmot

          I feel your pain. Every time a celebrity signs a book deal, a hundred midlist authors lose their wings.

  19. problemwithcaring

    Book deals are a good way to move on. This is why I am still stalking my ex-boyfriend.

    You can put a stop to this any time you want, Harper Collins.

  20. ttommyunger

    Wonketeers are seeing an unusual amount of Chicken Crap today. I can't wait to see which color Crayon she will use for her book. Hoping for Orange, I think you know why…

  21. hagajim

    Oh goody – another fame whore in the mama grizzly mold. Here is my spin on the 2010 midterms Christine….you got your ass handed to you. Maybe I ought to act like a total maniac and run for public office so I can get a book deal….Jesus!

  22. JoshuaNorton

    "I plan on making my book one of the revolution’s catalysts"

    I just don't know what to say… or how to make fun of this. It's like a parody of itself.

  23. imissopus

    If anyone needs me I'll be in a padded cell with a bottle of whiskey and the twenty or so rejection letters literary agents have sent me over the last few months.

  24. Steverino247

    This shit reminds me of a scene of that great Peter Sellers movie Being There. The part where the retired maid is bitching to her friends:

    Louise: It's for sure a white man's world in America. Look here: I raised that boy since he was the size of a piss-ant. And I'll say right now, he never learned to read and write. No, sir. Had no brains at all. Was stuffed with rice pudding between th' ears. Shortchanged by the Lord, and dumb as a jackass. Look at him now! Yes, sir, all you've gotta be is white in America, to get whatever you want. Gobbledy-gook!

    Well, white and female, in the case of Sarah Palin and this idiot.

    1. problemwithcaring

      Well, white and female not afraid to show a little cleavage for freedumz, in the case of Sarah Palin and this idiot.

      Fixed it for you

      1. Steverino247

        Thanks. I left out the cleavage and "fuck me" pumps because this is a family-friendly website.

        Oh, wait!

  25. petehammer

    Why is it Republicans dismiss "Climate Change," a real, tangible thing, as a hoax but continue to trot out the intangible "Political Climate"? "

    "We firmly believe in this collection of meaningless words but doubt this collection of words with a very particular meaning."

  26. user-of-owls

    And to think that people are getting tenure for trying to answer the question, "Why don't Americans read?"

  27. comrad_darkness

    Hm, note to self, St. Martin's press publishing crap. Never buy . . .
    Added: submit maybe?

  28. comrad_darkness

    Hint, you need to have a record in need of straightening. The voices in your head cannot co-sign onto this process.

  29. JoshuaNorton

    Between this little tome and the drek Palin is churning out, the mark down bin at Barnes & Noble is in danger of ending up as a hazmat site.

  30. fuflans

    bachmann, palins, o'donnell. right in a row.

    it's the republican crazy girl group.

    without any talent also.

  31. DustBowlBlues

    Fuck me. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. She is a gnat. Her 15 minutes–more like 10–is up. Another legitimate publisher will lose another of their shirts on another lame ass book that no one will buy. Meanwhile, they will make up their losses by kicking a midlist author they barely pay, as is, into oblivion.

    {Gah. Just saw the Coburn face hair someone asked me about. It doesn't help, Spooky Doktor Tom}

  32. DustBowlBlues

    Please, wonkette gods, please do a post tomorrow about Gates' smackdown of John (7-1/2 years!) McCain. I listened to it on NPR, and you didn't need video to see the veins pulsing in Gates' temples. He made Mullen's treatment of Sen. McCain (R-Douchebagistan) look namby pamby.

    It was a sweet, sweet moment. Nitey, losers. Gotta' run.

    1. DoktorZoom

      Nice video here:

      Hell, I think Gates is worth quoting in full:

      And with respect to polling the services… I didn't spend a career in the military, but I read a lot of history. I can't think of a single precedent in American history of doing a referendum of the American armed forces on a policy issue. Are you gonna ask them if they want 15 month tours? You gonna ask them if they want to be part of the surge in Iraq? That's not the way our civilian-led military has ever worked in our entire history.

      1. real_dc_native

        Yeah, I don't remember reading about Harry Trueman doing a poll about racial integration, or a poll about women flying helicopters. Why now?

  33. Pizzapotomus

    I only hope she plans to approach this Kenny Powers-style:

    No writing, just spoken words. The old-fashioned way.

  34. neiltheblaze

    St. Martin's? Jesus. I remember when they had standards. It was long ago – but this is just sad.

  35. deleted2693485

    Jokes about witches, masturbation and pubic hair aside; could there be any greater testament to the profound and likely terminal sickness of American society? In what remotely sane society would this person secure a book deal? How deranged would someone have to be to purchase it? How is this possible? (Forgive the lack of "snark").

    1. real_dc_native

      Yes, last year:
      Ireland's police service (An Garda Siochana), for writing and presenting more than fifty traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country — Prawo Jazdy — whose name in Polish means "Driving License".

  36. mavenmaven

    She signed the deal now, but it will take her 15 years to finish it. However, in the interim, she will write a one page assignment off campus at Oxford, at which point she will be an Oxford published writer so la dee da.

  37. Gorillionaire

    A book deal, eh? What the fuck does it take for a wingnut to get discredited in this country?

  38. zhubajie

    St. Martin was famous for giving his clothes to beggers. Is Xtine the Cherry Girl going to be equally generous?

  39. JackObin

    Someone needs to let Christine know that a revolution requires one to put down the press-on nails and get off the couch.

  40. KochFembot

    I think St. Martin's is just hoping to get some of that sweet sweet nectar of wingnut welfare where books are bought by the truckload and the title shoots up the best seller list. Joke's on them because that ain't happening with O'Donnell's book. Who does she think she is, Sarah Palin?

    Oh, right.

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