November 11th, 2010
08:57 AM ET
12 years ago

Book, reality show in O'Donnell's future?

(CNN) - She handily lost her bid for the Senate, but Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell says she's fielding plenty of other job offers.

Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno - the Tea Party-backed candidate whose colorful comments rocketed her to the national stage but ultimately hindered her Senate hopes – said plenty of high-profile opportunities are knocking on her door.

"The offers have been interesting," she told Leno. "Anything from a book deal to a reality show."

But O'Donnell – who beat establishment Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Primary and subsequently found little support among national Republicans – said she's more interested in hosting a program that keeps the government accountable.

"I am not necessarily interested in a reality show…I would like to do something like a watchdog-type show," said O'Donnell.

And when it comes to the possibility of mounting a fourth bid for federal office, the Delaware Republican said she isn't sure.

"I don't know if it'd run again. I'd like to keep that option open," she said. "Our country is facing serious issues. Whatever I do, I'd like to continue to advocate for those issues."

"How about being a pundit on Fox News?" Leno asked.

"I did the pundit thing and that's what got me in trouble in the first place," she replied.

A spokesperson for Fox has said the network has no plans to hire O'Donnell.

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soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Indy

    It would be fitting to follow in the steps of Sarah Palin and become a professional liar and Cookie Monster, the pay is good and there is a segment of America that believes whatever nice looking ladies have to say.There is a trend right now that awards liars and unqualified politicians with huge amounts of money for their lies, very rewarding career financially but has suck when you get to the pearly gates.

    November 11, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  2. Seattle Sue

    And the name of the reality show will be, Being Stupid With The Stars. I would think people would be sick of seeing this nitwit but then there is Sarah Palin.

    November 11, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  3. Tam

    Lord help us. At least she speaks in complete sentences. But someone would buy her book?!

    November 11, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  4. Dave

    O'Donnell is really not that interesting a person, so I'm not sure why they're shopping her around for a reality show. I'm sure she'd love one, since she could use it to do the thing she was running for office to do - evangelize her religion, which is all her interest in holding office was about. She's part of a movement the right-wing evangelicals started years back, to try to fill the offices of government with their Christ-bots. Better O'Donnell do her preaching from some TV show than from a house of governance, because this country still isn't a theocracy, and I hope we never will be... that's worked out lousy for every country that's ever tried it.

    November 11, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  5. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    DING – I'm sorry, but your 15 minutes are up! Go back under the rock you crawled out from.

    November 11, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  6. Bob, Virginia

    What a surprise - running for Senate was nothing but a money-making opportunity for this clown.

    November 11, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  7. GADemocrat

    She would make the perfect character for a sitcom. Something similar to "Curb Your Enthusiasm" where she plays an aspiring politician who struggles to understand why she's not taken seriously by the public at large. In addition to her stalled political career, she cannot maintain a stable relationship with men.

    Talk about life imitating art! Even I would watch that show.

    November 11, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  8. Donnatella

    Why not make a fool of yourself by running for office get a reality show, I hate reality shows and why anybody with a thinking mind would waste their time looking at this idiot is beyond me.

    November 11, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  9. twiddly

    She already did the pundit thing? What? Appearing on Bill Maher's show as an ignorant pretty face spouting ridiculous opinions?
    She makes Palin look almost intelligent (and that's not easy to do).

    November 11, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  10. Todd the Mod

    Only in America. Dim witted pretty face will be rewarded financially far more than the working class. It works for so many: Palin, "entertainers", etc.

    November 11, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  11. Fair is Fair

    Life threw her lemons – and she made lemonade. I admire that. She's crazy all right... crazy like a fox.

    November 11, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  12. NVa Native

    I'm sure the fox propoganda machine had a contract signed sealed and delivered way before it was clear she was a loser.

    November 11, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  13. a in austin

    Just say it – "I can make money spewing lies, I'll take that road. And, don't forget my book will be coming out soon...."

    November 11, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  14. Sue

    Another Palin in the making......stop this woman before we have another ignorant woman like Palin that set the women of this country back......what company would want to pay equal pay to women like Palin or ODonnell to run their companies......if they are smart enough not to hire women like these......why in God's name would we want them running our government? But their ignorence makes the rest of the women of this country that are serious and smart enough to run a corporation, look bad.....stop the insanity now.........before it comes back and bits us in the butt.......stop giving this woman and Palin air time.......

    November 11, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  15. Rick McDaniel

    Worked for Palin.

    November 11, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  16. Barry from Wisconsin

    Reality and O'Donnell is an oxymoron. Come to think of it, that is a very good play on words as well.

    November 11, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  17. Sgt. Joe

    First, doesn't she need to find "reality"?

    November 11, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  18. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    She's going to write a book about witchcraft and how she was once a member of the Witches of Eastwick.

    November 11, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  19. RonFromNM

    Newest hot job category: Professional idiot for all to see.

    November 11, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  20. John

    She's a witch

    November 11, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  21. John

    She should get a job at the wtich museum in Salem, Mass

    November 11, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  22. Anonymous

    Nobody can turn their head from a train wreck. What does it say about our country when poeple with talent or quality TV is replaced with Palin and O'Donnell?

    November 11, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  23. Emile Zola

    Ms O'Donnell is just another Sarah Plain milking her racist fans to the the last drop, like the Maxwell House commercial.

    November 11, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  24. John

    Want it take to get a reality show. Well let see, Saran palin and now they offers Christine O'Donnell one, so all it take is being a IDIOT and stupid.

    November 11, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  25. sara

    The sad thing – the media promotes people who are not very bright, and more than half of the American people believe the media and its polls. Our current President is way to smart for most people. I guess we live in a society of not very educated people. What a shame.

    November 11, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
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