Christine O'Donnell, who won the GOP Senatorial primary in Delaware, admitted to having committed the gaff of appearing on Bill Maher's talk show in the late 1990's.
The judgement lapse is seen as potentially damaging to the young Senate hopeful. Guests on the Maher show typically are either well past their sell by date, or are yet to have been recognized as having any significant merit for the viewing market.
The disquieting revelation of an event from eleven years back is seen by some as placing in question O'Donnell's taste and judgment. Maher, known throughout the industry as a pathetic windbag, attempts to pass his snarky comments off as witty and intellectually interesting. Politically Incorrect, as the show was disingenuously titled, was anything but. Listeners were nightly treated to his recantation of left leaning politics and societal psycho-babble. His show had been cancelled after he thought to correct President Bush following the 9/11 attacks. This is the same Bill Maher who today believes Christine O'Donnell has shown questionable judgment... as a teenager.
For his part, Bill Maher has committed to continue showing re-runs of his 1999 shows in an attempt to flag his flailing ratings. The playboy mansion frequenter and Hugh Hefner want-a-be has pledged to flog this horse till it drops.
O'Donnell has passed off the appearance as a youthful indiscretion.