First, the GOP nominee for governor of New York came out against the Statue of Liberty. Now, a Republican candidate for the Washington State House of Representatives is on record as hating the Girl Scouts.
Hans Zeiger, the Republican nominee for district 25 in the Washington House race called Girl Scouts “lesbians” and “atheists.” Zeiger also claimed the Girl Scouts were “pro-abortion, pro-homosexual” and guilty of promoting a “secret feminist agenda.” An embarrassed Zeiger eventually had to disavow his remarks and scrub them from his website after media and voter backlash.
But where would Zeiger get such insane ideas about an all-American organization like the Girl Scouts? Well, first, the “Girl-Scouts-are-lesbians” meme is now a standard Tea Party talking point. And, this is not just right-wing blogger hysteria. A columnist from the Washington Times name Austin Ruse pitched the same anti-Girl Scout rhetoric based on one Planned Parenthood leaflet allegedly found at ONE Girl scout meeting in Washington D.C.- a leaflet which the scouts denied knowing anything about.