City West Seattle Blog on West Seattle Bonehead
posted by August 5 at 14:06 PMon
It began with a simple query on West Seattle Blog:
Anyone see the Republican propoganda bus sponsored by Salty’s owner? It quotes Hitler as a positive thinker.
The bus has been spotted all over West Seattle, and eventually WSB Key Master lowmanbeach provided photos, including the one above and this one highlighting the positive-thinking Hitler quote.
lowmanbeach also provides some eyewitness details:
The door of the truck says “The Kingen Family” followed by Wolfi’s and Patriots. Salty’s owner’s name is Gerry Kingen.
..and some valuable history:
[Kingen] apparently does have a track record of [controversial] political involvement. This story came up from 2004.
So, apparently, the owner of Salty’s (who’s also owner of the Red Robin chain) is a Native American-baiting, Hitler-quoting loon. Who knew? (Besides the entire P-I editorial board, I mean…)
Thanks, West Seattle Blog! (And Slog tipper Explorer.)