Ms. O’Donnell, meet the First Amendment

Whoever’s supposed to be watching out for Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell might oughta rethink this business about debating Democrat Chris Coons. AP reports from an exchange today in Wilmington, Delaware:
“Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” O’Donnell asked him. When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O’Donnell asked: “You’re telling me that’s in the First Amendment?”
AP reports that you could hear the crowd gasp. Or maybe it’s all in the ear of the beholder. From a WDEL blog commenter identifying himself as Earl Grey:
“I think that Christine did very well and held her ground while debating with her opponent. She has moxie. “Chris Coon [sic] has continued to appear like a condescending know-it-all.”
(Thanks to Political Carnival for the video.)

Chris Coons, Christine O'Donnell and Delaware

Ms. O'Donnell, meet the First Amendment