Saturday, January 19, 2008

Don't Mind Me! Just Pandering to Evangelicals

Mike Huckabee on the confederate flag:

"The President ought not to be involving himself in a state issue that has not one thing to do with being President of the United States."

Mike Huckabee on abortion:

"This is the kind of geographic morality we fought against in the Civil War. If you believe in the sanctity of human life, it applies as much as in Arkansas as in Massachusetts."

Okay. Wow. Flags don't present a federal issue, but a woman's uterus does?

Besides the intellectual inconsistency here in Huck's selective federalism, the Pastor also manages to invoke the virtue of the Civil War to score points on a completely unrelated issue while staying above the flag fray, a Civil War issue. This doesn't even qualify as sophistry. It's pure campaignese gibberish.

All this in back-to-back questions of a single interview, where Shuckabee also preaches that 'full faith and credit' is a clause in the commerce act (?!?), on MSNBC with Scarborough/Brzenszki.

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