Sportscaster turned right-wing columnist Jane Chastain celebrated International Women’s Day by calling for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies because Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) “was a girl scout.”
In a column she wrote for right-wing website World Net Daily, Chastain, who became the first woman to call an NFL game in 1974 and was also a girl scout, says the organization has become a corrupt front for socialism.
“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,” Chastain wrote. “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,” she wrote, “and I sold hundreds of boxes of these cookies myself, so I considered it payback, paying it forward so to speak. Not anymore.”
The conservative columnist then complained that the organization had recently boasted on its website about former girl scouts who were recently elected to Congress, including Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
“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.”
The only solution, Chastain concludes, is to boycott the organization.
“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?’” Chastain wrote. “If not, it’s a good time to start your diet.”