has Clown Dad
Lord, why so many obstacles?
Christine O'Donnell's campaign is
facing yet another set of questions about her background, and this time
on a really weird line of discussion -- whether her father was
Philadelphia's local Bozo the Clown. Seriously.
As Mark Leibovich at the New York Whore Times reports, the O'Donnell
family's past claims that her father
Daniel O'Donnell had worked as Bozo sparked an uprising of online
commenters who insisted that no,
Daniel O'Donnell was not listed on Wikipedia as having been one of the
many regionally licensed Bozo the Clown TV hosts.
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But now Leibovich has sorted things out -- Daniel O'Donnell was an
occasional understudy Bozo,
not a full-time holder of the Bozo mantle. From their phone
"Who told you I was Bozo?" he wanted to know.
"Your son," I said, at which point he confirmed that yes, he was Bozo,
but not an official, full-time
more of a part-time Bozo.
"To be an official Bozo, you had to go to a special school in Texas,"
explained Mr. O'Donnell. He never did.
Instead, he was asked to fill-in for the official Bozos whenever they
would have to travel out of the Philadelphia area for acting gigs.
"They would leave, I would come in and work for two or three weeks,
whatever, until the regular Bozo came back,"
Mr. O'Donnell said. "I was the fill-in Bozo."
Maybe having a fill-in Bozo for a Dad is why Christine grew up funny.
"I would have become a Hare Krishna but I didn't want to become a
And that is honestly the reason why -- because I'm Italian, I
-- The Masturbating Witch,
If she uses her taste in food to pick her God,
how will she decide which bills to support as Delaware's junior
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