Regulators? Mount up! There’s a quisling in the midst, and her name is Jennie O’Donnell. Sister to Delaware GOP Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell, Jennie is a big lesbian who’s out there on the campaign trail pushing voters to support her sister. Haven’t we seen folks like this before?
Of course! But the Mary Cheneys of the world are usually pushed to the background, told to keep quiet, and appear only in carefully orchestrated publicity opportunities. (Even when their kids are born: The official 2007 photo of Mary’s then-newborn son Samuel David featured not the mom, but grandparents Lynne and Dick.)
“Blood is thicker than politics” says Jennie, a complete unknown until her sister started her Tea Party-backed Senate campaign. Jennie has left her West Hollywood home — where, according to Facebook, she lives “with my girlfriend and my dogs” and is “just try to keep it simple and live!” — to join her sister’s campaign trail, Christine’s thoughts about her “identity disorder” and “perversion” be damned.
Jennie has already popped up, defending her sister on Facebook: “to all my friends and family..thank you for your great wishes.. for the wisdom to see through the insane lies that were being tossed around, and still will be, i supose [sic]. i’m sure they will make up new ones; but thank you for your love, support prayers, good humor… and support of my sister,no matter what lies were made up about her…oh.. p.s. haave [sic] you heard the latest? she’s homophobic… gotta laugh.”
And laugh we will, though it feels more like a cackle than a belly roll.
Particularly because it appears Jennie might suffer the same disorder as her sister: making up credentials. On LinkedIn, Jennie says she’s a “doctor of metaphysical universe studies,” as well as “a certified hypnotist, an ordained minister, and a massage therapist.” Let’s see how she works out her sister’s kinks.