Republican Candidate Crusades Against the Girl Scouts, Tries To Hide It

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Sept. 10 2010 12:14 PM

Republican Candidate Crusades Against the Girl Scouts, Tries To Hide It

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Hans Zeiger , a Republican candidate running for Washington State's House of Representatives, did what many people with a bone to pick do and took to the Internet to denigrate the object of his ire. Unfortunately the object of his ire was the benevolent makers of America’s most delicious cookies, the Girl Scouts, which he labeled an abortion-loving, lesbian-training group . In the man’s own words:

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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.

Zeiger is now trying to get his more absurd essays removed from various right-wing sites, arguing that they’re a "distraction" to his political campaign (PR-speak for "you do not mess with people’s favorite cookies and get elected"). Surprisingly, this is not the first time conservatives have railed against the Girl Scouts. Back in 2008, Townhall.com columnist Kathryn Lopez took offense at the fact that Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute an informational packet about HIV at a Girl Scout convention. You know, because information leads to homosexuality.

Of course, if Zeiger cared to back up his radical claims, he could take a look at famous Girl Scout grads like Laura Bush, Pat Nixon, and Joyce Brothers - all atheist lesbians now.

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