I, er, stiffed you on what should have been an obligatory “rampant penis theft reported” post so I’d better follow through with this freak show. The bad news: He’s a Republican. The good/obvious news: He is, of course, not the party nominee, just one of several candidates running who’ll be duly stomped in the primary.

“This is just a great opportunity for me to witness,” he said, referring to his message and his Christian belief.

He also told WIMS radio in Michigan City that he didn’t believe the event he attended included people necessarily of the Nazi mindset, pointing out the name isn’t Nazi, but Nationalist Socialist Workers Party…

“I told (Channel 16, WNDU in South Bend) in the beginning that I’d speak to any group that wanted me to speak,” Zirkle said Monday. He said he’s also recently spoken on the subject to a pair of black journalists…

“That’s the risk you have to take to get your point across,” Zirkle said. “If the Black Panthers or the Jewish Zionists want me to speak about these issues, I’ll do it.”

Make sure you follow the link and get a good look at the photo. His confusion over whether National Socialists might be the same as Nazis is rather highly nuanced indeed. Exit quotation: “nauseating and repulsive.”

Update: Comments imported.

Update: The answer to Ace’s question is, of course, that Bill Ayers had good intentions.

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