Friday, September 10, 2010

In Retrospect, I Suppose the Vests Should Have Tipped Me Off

Washington state GOP House candidate Hans Zeiger, a while back:
The Girl Scouts allow homosexuals and atheists to join their ranks, and they have become a pro-abortion, feminist training corps. ... If the Girl Scouts of America can't get back to teaching real character, perhaps it will be time to look for our cookies elsewhere.

Future homosexual atheist pro-abortion feminist in training.

The most amazing thing to me about this is that Mr. Zeiger was actually a punk-ass teenager when he posted this to the Interwebs, rather than the bitter 60-year-old he apparently channeled while typing. And seriously, looking elsewhere for your cookies? Can Safeway give you something better than Thin Mints? I don't think so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in the district Hans Zeiger hopes to represent. We elect two representatives each even numbered year. The Republican incumbent, Bruce Dammeier, has endorsed Zeiger despite Zeiger’s extreme views. (Tacoma News-Tribune, April 16, 2010.)

Zeiger’s attacks against the Girl Scouts only begin to reveal his hatreds. In his book about the Boy Scouts, Get Off My Honor, he says, “Churches fail to speak for manly virtue.” (Page 55.) He denies that Episcopalians are Christians. (World Net Daily June 22, 2006.) He disdains “Unitarians, mainstream Baptists, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, members of the ‘Military Pagan Network’ and other watered-down ecumenists.” (World Net Daily May 6, 2004.)

Zeiger labels the PTA "decadent" (World Net Daily November 13, 2004.) and his public school as the “local government indoctrination center.” (World Net Daily November 13, 2004.) He believes "government is not meant to be in the college-aid business," (Seattle Times May 24, 2003.) which can’t be good news for the University of Washington, Washington State, and the other state supported universities and community colleges where in-state students by definition receive aid in the form of in-state tuition rates.

Zeiger has both disclaimed his writings as youthful and tried to hide them (Tacoma News-Tribune September 2, 2010), but they reveal his core character—both his mind and his heart. They show that Zeiger is entirely too extreme to represent our district.

With Zeiger so clearly out of the mainstream, it is extraordinary that Bruce Dammeier thinks Zeiger would be a worthy colleague. Given what we now know about Zeiger, if Dammeier won’t abandon Zeiger, then he too is unqualified to serve the District and the State.