The parallels are uncanny:

[Former aides] remember a candidate who was less interested in conservative causes than scoring a television deal, one who suggested dodging campaign vendors, believed she could give the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention and fixated on a harebrained idea to distribute tens of thousands of two-ounce suntan lotion packets to voters.

Paranoia:

"She told me that she thought Joe Biden tapped her phone line."

Media wannabe:

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.

And, of course, totally unaccountable:

The O'Donnell campaign did not respond to repeated requests for comment for this story.