A conservative columnist wants all of us to forego buying any Girl Scout cookies this year because Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was once a Girl Scout.
In a column she wrote for right-wing website World Net Daily, Jane Chastain (who is also a former Girl Scout) says the organization has become a front for socialism. That, she declares, means she won’t be buying any Girl Scout cookies this year:
“It is no small coincidence that the Girl Scouts are out in force this month selling cookies on street corners, in front of grocery stores and other places of business. For many years, I would buy at least one box from every girl I met, even if I had a dozen or more boxes at home.
“The Girl Scouts were an important part of my formative years, and I sold hundreds of boxes of these cookies myself, so I considered it payback, paying it forward so to speak. Not anymore.”
Chastain makes it all sound like a bizarre conspiracy that might just as well have been spun by lugnut Alex Jones:
“The Girl Scouts are celebrating the victory won by their alums in the 2018 midterms on its website, beginning with their star, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who attributes much of her success to what she learned as part of this organization. Now Girl Scout alums make up 72 percent of female senators and 60 percent of the women in the 116th Congress. Although the website tries to strike a bipartisan tone, it is no accident that, among this year’s freshmen, Carol Miller is the only Republican, and she is much older, 68, than the rest. Her training in scouting was well before the feminist takeover that occurred in 1970.”
Feminist takeover of an organization for girls? The horror!
The only solution, Chastain concludes, is refusing to buy cookies being peddled by the young radicals:
“So before you decide to embrace an International Women’s Day celebration or buy the cookies, ask yourself, “Will the country be better off with more representatives like the young socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez?
“If not, it’s a good time to start your diet.”
I don’t know about you, but thanks to Jane Chastain’s moronic rant, I’ll be buying TWICE as many Girl Scout cookies this year than I normally do. To hello with the diet!
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