Bill Maher unearths Christine O'Donnell clip

5:35 AM PST 09/20/2010 by Lindsay Powers, AP

Tea-party candidate talks about 'dabbling in witchcraft'

Tea-party Republican Christine O'Donnell, who is running for the Delaware Senate, canceled two television appearances last week after Bill Maher showed old footage of her admitting she "dabbled in witchcraft."

In a 1999 clip from Maher's ABC Show, "Politically Incorrect," where she was a conservative pundit, O'Donnell admits, "One of my first dates [with] a witch was on a satanic altar and then we had a little midnight picnic." Watch below.

O'Donnell was supposed to appear on "Fox News Sunday" and CBS' "Face the Nation" over the weekend before Maher showed the clips on his HBO show last week.

Her campaign says there was no connection between her ducking out of the Sunday shows to the clips; instead, she was too busy at church at a GOP picnic. "It was high school!" she explained. "Bill wanted ratings… I gave him ratings!"

This won't be the only clip of O'Donnell to hit the Web. Maher promises to unearth and air one a week until she agrees to be a guest on his current show.

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