Delaware Road Adopted by Neo-Nazis
Dept. of Transportation originally rejected request
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 9:15 AM CST
Traffic is bumper to bumper as people leave the Delaware beaches northbound on Highway 1in advance of Hurricane Irene Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, Near Smyrna, Del.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – A two-mile stretch of a rural road in Delaware has been adopted … by a neo-Nazi group. Two Adopt-A-Highway signs list “Freedom Party” as the name of the adopting group, but its full name is the National Socialist Freedom Movement Nazi Party. Not surprisingly, that name—as well as a shortened version, NSFM88 Nazi Party—were rejected when Edward McBride III originally applied to adopt the roadway, the News Journal reports. "DelDOT chose not to associate the state with the term," explained a rep.

So McBride had his wife apply under “Freedom Party,” and the Delaware Department of Transportation approved the request. Despite the fact that the word “Nazi” is conspicuously absent from the version of the name that was accepted, McBride’s wife claims DelDOT has a sexist double standard: “They would rather a female do something than a male,” and gave her husband “the runaround” because they thought he was a skinhead, she says. Now that the Freedom Party has adopted the stretch of highway, it will be required to clean it three times a year. The News Journal has pictures.