At least she's managed to not address a birthday celebration for Adolph Hitler put on by the "National Socialist Workers Party." That's what one GOP Congressional hopeful in Indiana did (via Dave @ Orcinus):
U.S. Congressional candidate Tony Zirkle is facing criticism from one of his primary opponents, and a host of people on the Internet, for speaking at an event over the weekend that celebrated Adolf Hitler's birthday.I know politicians as a rule are wont to equivocate and avoid taking stands on tough issues, but c'mon?!? You can't come out against the Nazis!
Zirkle confirmed to The News-Dispatch on Monday he spoke Sunday in Chicago at a meeting of the Nationalist Socialist Workers Party, whose symbol is a swastika.
When asked if he was a Nazi or sympathized with Nazis or white supremacists, Zirkle replied he didn't know enough about the group to either favor it or oppose it.
Oh, but the epic level stupid continues:
"This is just a great opportunity for me to witness," he said, referring to his message and his Christian belief.'cause, you know, "Nazi" isn't derived from "National Socialist German Workers Party," or anything.
He also told WIMS radio in Michigan City that he didn't believe the event he attended included people necessarily of the Nazi mindset, pointing out the name isn't Nazi, but Nationalist Socialist Workers Party.
Just in case you're inclined to give Zirkle the benefit of the doubt, consider this post by Orac at Respectful Insolence, wherein he discovers that Zirkle is crusading against the "porn dragon" (which, as somebody points out, would be a tremendous name for a band), which is apparently enslaving white women across the country. His sources? Such redeeming folks as David Duke, the Klan, and "Jew Watch." Priceless.