Attacking Rove

Powerful forces are aligned to destroy Delaware senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. It's hard to know why people like Karl Rove are so eager to tear her down, but John Cornyn moved today to correct rumors that the National Republican Senate Committee wouldn't be helping O'Donnell.

“If we have money to spend and Delaware’s in play, then we’ll definitely play there,” said Cornyn.

“If not, it’s going to be one of those unfortunate situations where we simply have run out of resources.”

Okay - it's not exactly a glowing endorsement.

But at least Cornyn is trying to calm the boiling O'Donnell frenzy. She may not be the most teflon coated of candidates, but if Castle doesn't mount an independent bid, the GOP had best rally around and act excited.

Cornyn pledged O’Donnell the maximum $42,000 allowed candidates directly, although in competitive general election races with Tea Party candidates, like Florida and Colorado, the NRSC has pledged $2.5 million in support. In those states and four others – Alaska, Kentucky, Nevada and Utah – Tea Party favorites knocked off GOP establishment candidates.

O'Donnell may be pretty edgy in her viewpoints...

O'Donnell first offered her views on masturbation in an MTV documentary called "Sex In The 90's" when she said "the Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery" and that "You can't masturbate without lust." Therefore, she concluded, masturbation is wrong.

Even more shocking, she doesn't believe in the right of 12 year old girls to get abortions without their parent's knowledge, and she doesn't think that grade school kids should be taught about homosexuality!

The power of the people, unleashed, is a scary thing for officials accustomed to thinking they have no bosses.