Friday, October 29, 2010

The "Leader" and the SS Waffen Candidate

This has so much texture for deep analysis of language, motives, and politics. Almost makes me want to start a blog.

Mr. Boehner is to appear Saturday at a rally for Lucas County Republicans, one of several county rallies he is attending to thank volunteers for their get-out-the-vote efforts. Mr. Iott recently announced on his Web site that he would be appearing with Mr. Boehner at the event; his campaign staff did not return e-mails seeking to confirm his attendance.

“Leader Boehner will be rallying Republican volunteers at the Lucas County Victory Center to support the local Republican Party’s get-out-the-vote efforts,” said Don Seymour, a spokesman for Mr. Boehner.

Elan Steinberg, a spokesman for the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, asked Mr. Boehner to reconsider the joint appearance. “We know that Rich Iott is not a Nazi,” Mr. Steinberg said in a statement. “But his failure to apologize for his Nazi role-playing demonstrates a profound failure of moral judgment and sensitivity which cries out for a response.”

Mr. Boehner has donated $7,000 to Mr. Iott’s efforts to unseat Representative Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat.

We know Rich Iott is not a Nazi, but he likes to dress up like a member of the SS on weekends.

"Leader Boehner." Isn't that a lot like "Fuhrer Boehner?" Just sayin'.

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