Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Huckabee on "Hardball"

Just saw Chris Matthews interview Mike Huckabee. Damn, he looked good. He came across really well--calm, reasonable, sane, refreshing, and honest. He acknowledged in response to a Matthews question that he was both a "fundamentalist" conservative and a "fundamentalist" religiously, then quickly added that religious conservatives needed to add "hunger, poverty, the environment as well as education and health care reform" to the conservative fundamentalist agenda. Huh? Is he saying he's a Rick Warren kind of fundamentalist?

Matthews did his trademark slurping number and compared Huckabee to Martin Luther as a reformer, a "'Here I stand' kind of guy." This against the backdrop of the breaking story that former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's book, which comes out next April, says that the president, his chief of staff, the vice-president, his chief of staff (now convicted but commuted), and Karl Rove were involved all along in the attempt to discredit Joe Wilson by outing his wife as a covert CIA agent and sent McClellan out to lie about it every day.

Huckabee really liked the Martin Luther comparison. I just hope he doesn't harbor the same views Luther held about uppity peasants and Jews.


Blogger Samuel Wilson said...

Regarding Huckabee as a modern Luther, let me add the hope that he doesn't end up instigating wars of religion all over the country, whether among the fundagelicals (I dig that word!) or between them and everyone else.

7:09 PM  

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