A Republican candidate for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives is being criticized for outrageous statements about mothers-to-be she posted on her right-wing blog.
Sheila Kihne hopes to unseat state Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), who she claims is insufficiently conservative to represent the district. "People want a choice," Kihne told Minnesota Public Radio. "I was at a point where I felt like I couldn't vote for [Loon]."
"Don't you think that if you're having a baby -- and you're not married -- that you should forego the shower?" she asked. "I also think that if you get married -- and are knocked up -- you should get married quietly. At a courthouse, at a private home."
Kihne specifically said that there should be no dancing or dinner for prospective brides who are pregnant. She acknowledge that "I'm seen as very cold-hearted with this issue and it's caused a couple of big arguments in my family," but insisted on standing her ground against "the idiots in Hollywood who make it look 'cool' to tote a baby around sans daddy."
In that same post, she complains that an unwed mother included a portable DVD-player on her Target registry, addressing a complaint about the "extravagant lives" of people who are below her station. On her Twitter account, she posts photographs -- accompanied by outraged comments -- of what she is watching on television:
Two big Harley's & a newer model SUV in the garage of gvt-subsidized housing unit pic.twitter.com/CvAn6Gz7JQ— SheilaKihne (@SheilaKihne) May 14, 2014
Kihne bills herself as a "small-government conservative," but is unafraid to insert herself into every aspect of a person's life.
She wrote a book with her sister about convincing men that the woman who purchased it is "the one." According to the "About the Author" section of The List -- which promises to teach women how to convince their prospective husbands to "take 7 swift actions to secure [their] love forever" -- Kihne is one of a pair of "fiery sisters who share a passion for telling other people what to do."
[Image of Sheila Kihne via Sheila Kihne for House 48B Facebook page]