This morning HorsesAss alerted us to the existence of one Hans Zeiger, runner-up in the 25th District House primary and possible irrational human being. Zeiger is a former contributor to WorldNetDaily, that online safe harbor for homosexual-hating birthers and other lesser loons, and in 2005 he wrote an article asking "What Happened to the Girl Scouts?"
Next month, the Girl Scouts USA national convention will be held in Atlanta. It will be a gathering of radical feminists, lesbians, and cookie peddlers with an agenda far removed from the classical image of Girl Scouting and from many local Girl Scout troops.Goldy is freaked out that this, and Zeiger's other seemingly weird declarations of nuttiness, are going unnoticed by the local press. But what's got me concerned is that Zeiger did his cookie-girl bashing almost half a decade ago.
At the time, he was only 20 years old. Time tempers strong feelings. And 20 year olds often don't know just how ignorant they are until years later. So now that he's running for political office, does Zeiger still feel today as he did then about the Girl Scouts?
"I'm not gonna talk about the Girl Scouts because the Girl Scouts have nothing to do with this election," he told Daily Weekly. But he did offer some explanation for his comments.
"I wrote a lot of stuff when I was 18 or 19 years old," he said. "I'm 25 now, which is young in terms of a politician, but the changes you go through between 18 or 25 are significant. Since then, I've graduated from college, grad school and realized the world is a whole lot more complex than I first thought."
Zeiger says he quit writing for WorldNetDaily a year after his Girl Scout rant. And that, if given the chance, he "wouldn't have written that today."
"The short answer is that I grew up and realized there are a lot of different opinions and I don't have a monopoly on the truth."