Birthdays are special days. But if you’re an Indiana politician, you might not want to go to every birthday party you’re invited to. According to nwitimes.com:
A congressional candidate is defending his speech to a group celebrating the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birth, saying he appeared simply because he was asked.
Tony Zirkle, who is seeking the Republican nomination in Indiana’s 2nd District, stood in front of a painting of Hitler, next to people wearing swastika armbands and with a swastika flag in the background for the speech to the American National Socialist Workers Party in Chicago.
“I’ll speak before any group that invites me,” Zirkle said Monday. “I’ve spoken on an African-American radio station in Atlanta.”
That last excuse sounds a lot like, “I totally have black friends!”
But I don’t even want to bother getting into the political, personal or social ramifications of speaking at Hitler’s birthday. I’m more interested in how those wacky Nazis go about celebrating it. Do they get cake? Do they karaoke “Deutschland Uber Alles”? Do a bunch of Nazi pals sit in a circle and read aloud from Mein Kampf? If so, I hope they read a few chapters from this 1943 German bestseller.