In addition to being a producer on The West Wing, O'Donnell also played President Josiah Bartlet's father in a flashback sequence of the episode "Two Cathedrals".In the April 3, 2012, broadcast of The Last Word, O'Donnell made comments regarding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), saying it was an "invented religion," which was "created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it." Before showing a taped October 2010 interview with RNC Chairman Michael Steele, O'Donnell caused controversy over his intro to the interview which was considered racially insensitive.Wait, are we SURE this isn't a bearding or merkin situation?I watch Tamron every day but I don't know much about her other than she's beautiful and smart. I never would've IMAGINED that he wasn't anything but a serious, low-key liberal host, but here he is, a playa with a love for chocolate.
During an October 2011 interview, O'Donnell accused Republican primary candidate Herman Cain of not participating in protests during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and also charged him with avoiding the draft during the Vietnam War.
O'Donnell began his political career as an aide to U. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and was Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee.