Wow. Must be slower in Indianapolis than I thought. The battle for right to work legislation must have worn both sides flat out, as now there's an apparently punch-drunk or sleep-deprived state representative more or less calling out the Girl Scouts.
In a letter to fellow Republicans in the Indiana House, Rep. Bob Morris (R-Ft.Wayne) said that after talking with "well-informed constituents" conducting some Internet research, he was not going to support a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, as he now believes them to be a "radicalized organization" that supports abortion and promotes homosexuality.
Naturally, cause if I had a nickel for every time the Girl Scouts started beating on my door, demanding I buy four boxes to support their big lesbian drum circle abortion rally, I could afford a subscription to the poorly-mimeographed newsletter that must play in this guy's head.
No mention was made if another reason was those delicious, delicious Samoas, and how they should be named Chewy Chocolately Democracy with Coconut instead.
Is this Morris' view of the Girl Scouts?
Morris, the only member of the House to refuse to sign the resolution, said his research turned up allegations the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, encourage sex, and allow transgender females to join.
Seriously, has Morris been drinking more than the recommended two Five-Hour Energy shots a day or something, because this is the kind of shit you see crumpled up on the floor of the South Park writers' room.
As expected, Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) President and CEO Betty Cockrum issued the following statement earlier today in response to Morris, and Ashley Sharp, spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, said Monday the group's website states it leaves sex and reproduction questions to parents, and accepts transgender youth on a case-by-case basis.
Morris, who has served District 84 (Allen County, including the city of Fort Wayne and most of St. Joe Township) since 2010, also told the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette that other would join him in opposing the resolution, but in true dingbat fashion, walked that statement back later during an interview with the Associated Press.
While Rep. Morris may have the whole don't steal candy from a baby ideal down pat, maybe someone could nudge him and remind him that bullying a Girl Scout (let alone all of them) is just as bad. If not, test the water table in Allen County, cause boy howdy that "informed constituency" just might not be as well acquainted with the word informed like you think they are...
2/24/2012 10:47:46 pm
I was in Brownies and Girl Scout till I was 18. Loved it. This man is
2/25/2012 12:00:16 am
He could be removed by recall election, but I hardly think this issue is big enough to warrant that expense and process. I do hope this is telling enough about the priorities or the ability of Rep. Morris to be misguided, and he does not survive a reelection bid. I am in the process of launching a political action committee in Indiana, so Rep. Morris may have to stay on my radar a bit longer...
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