We've been trying to focus on the Aug. 9 recalls in Wisconsin, but we couldn't resist commenting on a rather extraordinary Republican who's trying to unseat Jim Holperin, a Democratic (Teamster-endorsed) state senator, on Aug. 16.
Her name is Kim Simac. She is a spouse-swapping "family values" candidate who compares teachers to Nazis. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, she said the fact that her ex-husband married her current husband's ex-wife is "one of those quirky American stories."
Here are some quirky things Dim Kim has said (really):
I've abused animals, I think
If America is to continue, we must stop the indoctrination of thoughts and conduct, so very contrary from those who came before us.
Off with their heads!Dim Kim actually retracted one of her wackier comments by taking down a blog posting in which she compared public school teachers to Nazis (really). Talking Points Memo recovered the post, which read:
I am done raising my kids but if I was a young parent today I would take my kids out of the public school system today. At what point will we stop talking about the comparisons to what is occurring today and what actually happened by the regime of the Nazi's in the past?... Take the commercial that Glenn Beck showed from British Progressives that explains to little children that if they do not listen to their teachers recommendations on subjects such as carbon emissions, they could have their heads blown off. Add to that Kindergarten Sex Ed classes and I really wonder how it is American parents smile and kiss their children good bye every morning and in good conscience hand their most precious resource over to the hands of such questionable people.Oh, and there's the tax thing. Should be a fun race to watch.