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