Rather than have tonight's debate between Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons deteriorate into back-and-forth name calling, the two candidates have exchanged lists of names to avoid.
"The idea came up last night at my coven meeting," said O'Donnell, "I was totally stressed worrying that Old Baldy would act his IQ and start calling names. One of the other coven members, I guess you could call her a witch, suggested that The Taxman and I just agree that some names will be out of bounds."
Early this morning, the O'Donnell campaign made the offer to the Coons campaign. "At first, we were a little wary," said a Coons campaign staff member "After all, we are dealing with Christine O'Boy-you-better-not-masturbate. But once we took a few minutes to discuss the proposal, we decided that we could go a few hours without using the words "unqualified" and "misappropriation".
While the lists will not be made public, each candidate was allowed to select a prerecorded signal that will play should there be a slip and one of the words is used. O'Donnell selected an air horn, Coons has selected a tape recording of his own voice saying "Did he say unqualified?".