I’m a bit sick of O’DonnellGate already, but TPM is doing yeoman’s work digging up all the crazy shit she said. My favorite so far is this:
American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains.
And all this from a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow.
There’s a Burkean brouhaha raging: is O’Donnell a real Merkin who speaks too plainly for the ears of the elite or is she an idiot nutsoid? The truth is she’s a nutsoid who was nurtured by the creme de la creme of serious, high-brow conservative institutions (the same one that
birthed Conor Friedersdorf published five or six op-ed length pieces that Conor Friedersdorf wrote early in his career. ). If she hadn’t talked so much about masturbation and “man pants” and man-mice hybrids, we’d be hearing about her prestigious intellectual pedigree.