At a GOP picnic, Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell laughed off her 1999 claim that she "dabbled into witchcraft": "How many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? There's been no witchcraft since."

Wait—so she's not denying the initial claim that she once went on a date on a satanic altar? Christine continued: "If there was [witchcraft], Karl Rove would be a supporter now." This is one step away from turning into The Crucible.

On the other hand, you know how we're always talking about metaphoric witch hunts in Washington? What if we finally elected someone crazy enough to embark on a real one? [AP, image via AP]