WaPo’s Colby King Finds Christine O’Donnell Worse Than South Carolina's Alvin Greene

January 1st, 2011 3:53 PM

 On Friday’s Inside Washington on PBS, during a discussion of the biggest political mistakes of the year, Washington Post columnist Colby King asserted that the Delaware Republican Party’s choice of Christine O’Donnell for U.S. Senate was an even worse choice than the South Carolina Democratic Party’s selection of Alvin Greene in that state’s Senate election to face Republican Senator Jim DeMint. Greene was facing charges at the time for showing pornography to a college student as he tried to seduce her in a computer lab at the University of South Carolina. After initially declaring it a "tie" between the two, he ended labeling O'Donnell the " absolute worst candidate known to mankind."

Below is a transcript of King's comments from the Friday, December 31, Inside Washington on PBS:

GORDON PETERSON: Any other major foul-ups?

COLBY KING, WASHINGTON POST COLUMNIST: Oh, yes, yes, yes, yes. First, there was a tie in my book. I thought that the Democratic Party of South Carolina was the biggest foul-up when they gave us Alvin Green, the unemployed - but I think they were beaten out by the Republicans in Delaware who gave us Christine O’Donnell, who is the absolute worst candidate known to mankind.