It turns out that Christine O’Donnell’s father was briefly a fill-in as Bozo the Clown in the 60’s on a local station in Philadelphia. In true Christine O’Donnell style, her father’s stint as Bozo was completely overstated. At least they didn’t say he went to clown college at Oxford. Daddy O’Donnell was a local Bozo on a Philadelphia UHF station that became Fox channel 29. Now his daughter is a national Bozo. And they both only appeared on Fox!
And now, from comically inappropriate Republican candidates to tragically inappropriate ones. A Republican running for Congress in Ohio likes to pretend he’s a Nazi… unlike most Republicans, who like to pretend they’re not. It’s true. Republican Congressional candidate Rich Iott of Ohio is a Nazi re-enactor. Being a conservative Republican, it’s not that much of a stretch. He’s already got the attitude, all he needs is the SS uniform. And he and his pals all seem to have found them. Where does one go to find an SS uniform these days? Is there an “LL Ich Bean” catalogue?
Iott and his pals re-enact the battles of the 5th SS Wiking Panzer Division. Why are these people re-enacting the Second World War? Probably for the same reason Southerners re-enact the Civil War—they don’t like the way it turned out. Iott says his Nazi fantasy weekends were part of “a father-son bonding thing.” Somebody should have told this guy about Little League. Or, ever hear of the Boy Scouts? I’d rather have my kid learn how to tie knots than learn how to machinegun Jewish peasants.
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