ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Democrats in Minnesota need to cease their distribution of a bumper sticker comparing the president to Adolf Hitler, state GOP leaders said Wednesday.
"John Kerry's Democrat Party sunk to a new low when it made the decision to actively distribute a bumper sticker from its St. Paul (Minn.) headquarters stating "Bush/Cheney -- Most hated world leaders since Hitler," state GOP Chairman Ron Eibensteiner said. "There is no place in Minnesota politics for the kind of hate-filled trash."
According to published reports, Minnesota Democrat-Farm Labor Chairman Mike Erlandson claimed the party did not distribute the stickers and blamed a volunteer for putting them on a party literature display.
Ex-U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, R-Minn., himself a survivor of the Nazi death camps, called the bumper stickers a "grotesque insult."
"To invoke the name of one of the great monsters of the twentieth century, Adolf Hitler, for base political gain is a grotesque insult to the memory of the millions of Jews and other innocents who died at his terrible hand," Boschwitz said.