“I mean, it is very difficult, I’m sure, for a man to sit there and stare at his girlfriend naked and not want to go a little bit further.”
Source: Transcript of Aug. 23, 2000 Fox News segment “Should Sunbathing in Buff be Banned Altogether?”
7. O’Donnell on freak dancing.
“This is a matter of culpability. What freak dancing is isn’t just like the safety of mosh pitting,” O’Donnell said. “This is sexually explicit activity for minors. We do limit the expression of minors. There are drinking laws. There are — you know, you have to be 18 to smoke. You can’t go to school in a bikini. On one hand, you have people saying this is squelching their freedom, and then you scratch your head and say look over here, date rape is such an epidemic. There’s a connection, and, if people realize that there’s a connection, then they’ll realize that these limitations and restrictions exist for a very valid reason.”
Source: transcript of May 15, 2003 “Back of the Book Interview” on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor.
8. O’Donnell on Obama.
“He’s soooo liberal. He’s anti-American,” said O’Donnell. “He’s beating the ‘change’ drum. But let’s look at the change. He did not vote for English as the official language. What does that say?”
9. O’Donnell on the Gay Pride Parade.
“Well, I know that the one here in Los Angeles, there was S&M going on. There was mocking sodomy, mocking, you know, all kinds of crude sexual acts,” O’Donnell said. “Because — because authorities were too afraid to be called, quote, unquote, ‘homophobic’ because these homosexual special rights groups do get away with [anything].”
Source: Fox News June 26, 2000 segment “Was Gay Pride Parade in New York City Over the Top?”
10. O’Donnell on Middle Earth.
“You see Tolkien’s wisdom applied to just about everything: Tolkien and communism, Tolkien and industrialization,” O’Donnell said, speaking of the authors “Lord of the Rings” series in December 2003. “In researching this topic I even found a book on Tolkien and sexual fetishes.”
O’Donnell said it was “surprising, then, especially in today’s very hyper-sensitive, post-Gloria Steinem world, that there’s such a lack of commentary on Tolkien and women. … Is it that people assume that women don’t have an interest in Tolkien?” she asked.
The now-GOP candidate dismissed the request that Tolkien should have written more about the females in the book, saying that the books “were written from a hobbit’s perspective” and that if the film changed what was in the books it would “severely take away from the film’s legitimacy.”