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Sunday, October 10, 2010

they sure do look wicked happy 'PLAYING' nazi dress up

i don't really have any commentary here. the pictures speak for themselves (plus mr green of the atlantic says it better than i anyway)

Why is This GOP House Candidate Dressed as a Nazi?

Joshua Green -

An election year already notable for its menagerie of extreme and unusual candidates can add another one: Rich Iott, the Republican nominee for Congress from Ohio's 9th District, and a Tea Party favorite, who for years donned a German Waffen SS uniform and participated in Nazi re-enactments. Iott, whose district lies in Northwest Ohio, was involved with a group that calls itself Wiking, whose members are devoted to re-enacting the exploits of an actual Nazi division, the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking, which fought mainly on the Eastern Front during World War II. Iott's participation in the Wiking group is not mentioned on his campaign's website, and his name and photographs were removed from the Wiking website.

When contacted by The Atlantic, Iott confirmed his involvement with the group over a number of years, but said his interest in Nazi Germany was historical and he does not subscribe to the tenets of Nazism. "No, absolutely not," he said. "In fact, there's a disclaimer on the [Wiking] website. And you'll find that on almost any reenactment website. It's purely historical interest in World War II.".........


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert both had a field day with this tonight! Really, it just writes itself!

a rose is a rose said...

i'll have to watch it on demand at my pop's house. NO tv here (although i do seem to still watch way too much)