Video: Christine O'Donnell's Idiotic Statement on the Establishment Clause

lawhawk10/19/2010 10:57:35 am PDT

Did Coons do any better on this than O’Donnell? From Politico:

Following the next question, Coons revisited the remark — likely thinking he had caught O’Donnell in a flub — saying, “I think you’ve just heard from my opponent in her asking ‘where is the separation of church and state’ show that she has a fundamental misunderstanding.”

“That’s in the First Amendment?” O’Donnell again asked.

“Yes,” Coons responded.

O’Donnell was later able to score some points of her own off the remark, revisiting the issue to ask Coons if he could identify the “five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.”

Coons named the separation of church and state, but could not identify the others — the freedoms of speech, press, to assemble and petition — and asked that O’Donnell allow the moderators ask the questions.

“I guess he can’t,” O’Donnell said.

The exchange followed an attempt by O’Donnell to fix a misstep from last week’s nationally televised debate in which she was unable to name a Supreme Court case with which she disagrees.

That section isn’t in the clip above but followed several minutes later.