Why Isn't Bill Zedler Angry about Ted Nugent Glorifying Sex with Teen Girls?

by Dan Quinn

Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, is upset that rocker Ted Nugent’s racist insults (like “subhuman mongrel”) about President Obama and his equally repugnant attacks on Hillary Clinton  (like “toxic c***,” “two-bit whore” and “worthless bitch”) have made the news.

Of course, Zedler is conveniently ignoring the extensive media coverage of Maher’s crude and deeply offensive insult of Palin. He is also ignoring some other important facts. For one thing, President Obama didn’t defiantly campaign with Maher and refer to him as his “blood brother” — as Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has done with Nugent. Moreover, this isn’t just about the numerous racist, misogynistic, homophobic and other vile insults Nugent has vomited over the years.

Nugent has also bragged about having sex with minors. He has even glorified preying on 13-year-old girls in his music, as the Dallas Morning News points out. The newspaper notes these lyrics to “Nugent’s 1981 paean to sex with underage girls entitled Jailbait”:

Jailbait you look so good to me Jailbait won’t you set me free Jailbait you look fine fine fine I know I’ve got to have you in a matter of time

Well I don’t care if you’re just thirteen You look too good to be true I just know that you’re probably clean There’s one lil’ thing I got to do to you

Jailbait you look so good to me Jailbait won’t you set me free Jailbait you look fine fine fine I know I’ve got to have you in a matter of time

So tell your mama that I’m back in town She likes us boys when it’s time to get down She’s got this craving for the underage I just might be your mama’s brand new rage.

Rep. Zedler launched his political career more than a decade ago by helping form a group called Decency for Arlington, which opposed  the opening of a Hooters restaurant and bar in his hometown. He claimed that Hooters, known for dressing its female servers in tight shorts and tank tops, would attract sexual predators. In response, local firefighters who supported the restaurant wore t-shirts proclaiming: “Mr. Zedler, I’m not a sexual predator.”

Now Zedler is making excuses for a musician who glorifies sex with 13-year-old girls and the gubernatorial candidate who campaigns with him. Talk about hypocrisy.

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