The media and most viewers of the Oct. 19 Delaware Senate debate thought Republican Christine O'Donnell's question about the First Amendment directed at Democrat Chris Coons was a pretty epic gaffe for the hardcore tea party favorite and Constitution proponent.TPM
O'Donnell did not see it that way, however.
"It's really funny the way that the media reports things," O'Donnell told ABC News this morning. "After that debate my team and I we were literally high fiving each other thinking that we had exposed he doesn't know the First Amendment, and then when we read the reports that said the opposite we were all like 'what?'"
Ummm....Christy....Coons RECITED the 1st Amendment to you! Let's also include the context by one of the authors of the Constitution:
"I contemplate, with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American People which declared that their ligislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of releigon, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof'. Thus building a wall of seperation between Church and State". Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 1 1802.