Thursday, October 21, 2010

Candidate Poses in Nazi Uniform

Rich Iott, Republican congressional candidate in state of Ohio recently stirred up a media storm when pictures of him posing in a Nazi military uniform were discovered. He was immediately labeled as having Nazi sympathies. However, the truth is the picture was taken as part of a historical re-enactment of World War II events. It seems that Iott is somewhat of a history buff and enjoys participation in re-enactment events.

From my perspective, a congressional candidate who has a sense of history should be seen in a positive light. I wish more of our politicians understood a bit about the history of this world. They might have a much broader perspective as they deal with policy implications for the nation. Unfortunately, such a thing does not sell like a full-blown scandal does. And, we must never forget that the media is mostly about making a profit.

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