Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Straight from the Huckatollah

A bit ago, when I was handicapping the candidates (not that they don't seem capable of handicapping themselves), I sorta kinda maybe suggested that Mike Huckabee was, how shall we say, a little out of touch with reality (i.e., completely Looney Tunes).

Today this story comes out, and if you weren't scared of Huckleberry Hound before, now's the time to dust off the passport....Huck: We Need To Amend The Constitution, Bring It In Line With God
By Eric Kleefeld - January 15, 2008, 1:00PM

At a Michigan campaign event last night, Mike Huckabee gave an interesting reason for why he wants to amend the Constitution to ban both abortion and gay marriage: Otherwise, the Constitution would be in conflict with God.

Huckabee first observed that some of his opponents don't want to amend the Constitution on both of these topics. "But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God," Huckabee said. "And that's what we need to do, is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards."

3 comments:

splattworks said...

Addendum: Mike Huckabee's fighting to keep your pets safe from, uh, fellatio:

QUESTIONER: Is it your goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible? Some people would consider that a kind of dangerous undertaking, particularly given the variety of biblical interpretations.

HUCKABEE: Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage. I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal. Again, once we change the definition, the door is open to change it again. I think the radical position is to make a change in what’s been historic.

E. Hunter Spreen said...

Mike needs his own country. Let's get him out of ours. Anyone else wants to join him, give them a boat. Seaworthiness not necessarily an issue since Mike is absolutely certain he won't be voted out of heaven.

splattworks said...

I'm actually hoping he does well in the primaries so that the Wall Street brokers and the fundies get in a huge, gory public fistfight. But I can't see why anyone would vote for him in first place. He clearly doesn't even love animals!