When we read Cathie Adams’ e-mail comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler for addressing students across the country in a speech yesterday, we recalled that Adams has endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for re-election. Gov. Perry’s campaign issued a press release on Aug. 21 announcing the endorsement from Adams, who heads the far-right Texas Eagle Forum:
“I am deeply honored to receive Cathie’s endorsement. Her efforts to defend life and family in Texas surpass all and I look forward to working with her on these important issues so we can continue to ensure Texas’ strength well into the future.”
In her e-mail late Saturday, Adams said the speech from our nation’s president about students working hard and staying in school was “eerily like Hilter’s youth movement.” Most conservatives are now pulling back from their absurd criticism of the speech, but Adams isn’t. Today she forwarded to her list an e-mail in which Phyllis Schlafly, the national head of Eagle Forum, accuses the Obama administration of trying to “brainwash” America’s children and turn them into “Obama’s servants.”
Still “deeply honored” by an extremist’s endorsement, Gov. Perry?