Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell is already famous for wanting people to stop touching themselves; it's only to be expected that she also wants people to stop touching each other. Greg Sargent of The Plum Line introduced a video from 2003 in which O'Donnell, speaking on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" as a representative of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (which she later sued for gender discrimination), debated Eric Nies of the Moment of Hope Foundation about whether youngsters should be counseled on safe sex. Watch:
Nies: I tell them to have safe sex. I tell them to be careful. You have to wear a condom. You have to protect yourself when you're going to have sex, because they're having it anyway. There's nothing that you or me can do about it.
O'Donnell: The sad reality is -- yes, there is something you can do about it. And the sad reality, to tell them slap on a condom is not --
Nies: You're going to stop the whole country from having sex?
O'Donnell: Yeah. Yeah!
Nies: You're living on a prayer if you think that's going to happen.
O'Donnell: That's not true. I'm a young woman in my thirties and I remain chaste. Come on. It's unrealistic to think they're just gonna do it anyway.