Well, family is family, and, as we know, Republicans have had few problems backing a party that would disenfranchise and persecute their own families - from Cheney to Rove. But the O'Donnell family seems to me to have reached a whole new level of cognitive dissonance. David Corn and Suzy Khimm note: that Christine O'Donnell's sister, Jennie, is an out lesbian with a very, er, blue state profile. Indigo, actually:
Her long list of Facebook "likes" include "The word 'Fuck,'" Christine O'Donnell for US Senate, the No H8 Campaign (which opposed a 2008 California ballot proposition to ban gay marriage), the Dalai Lama, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
And this is how she describes her life:
I have studied and practiced many therapeutic methods, as well as many different spiritual practices, such as; The Eastern Philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, Sidha yoga with Brahma khumaris and other yoga practices for self realization. Western philosophies of Christianity, Science of mind, Course in miracles, Catholicism, Native American Spiritualities, Judaism, Muslim, Sufi, Ancient Alchemy of the Emerald Tablet, Metaphysics, Wicca, Pagan and many other world spiritualities.
Will the Christianist base support a candidate whose sister has studied Wicca and pagan spiritualities and supports marriage equality for gays and lesbians? Apparently, Jennie believes that much that has been written about her sister is untrue. She affirms her:
support of my sister,no matter what lies were made up about her...oh.. p.s. haave you heard the latest? she's homophobic... gotta laugh
No, Jennie. Gotta cry.