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Roy Sekoff: With Palin, O'Donnell Voters 'Embracing Ignorance As A Virtue'

10/21/2010 08:25 pm 20:25:43 | Updated May 25, 2011

Roy Sekoff joined MSNBC's Ed Schultz on his show to discuss some "not ready for prime-time" candidates, including GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell from Delaware. Sekoff and Schultz joked about O'Donnell's inability to name a Democratic senator, but Sekoff stressed the more important side to the story lines playing out with tea party favorites like O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, and Joe Miller (where we get "ignorance mixed with thuggery").

O'Donnell "has been a comedy goldmine," said Sekoff. "But there really is a much more serious narrative at play here. With candidates like O'Donnell and Sarah Palin and Carl Paladino, voters are actually embracing ignorance as a virtue. They're going, 'Wait a minute! She can't name a Democratic senator and she can't name a recent Supreme Court ruling? Well, neither can I!"

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