Tuesday, December 18, 2007

This man is crazy

Which man? why Mike Huckabee of course. How do I know? Andrew Sullivan told me so...

Again: you try and disentangle this. I can't. "Institutionally supported necrophilia"? The man is nuts.

Source: From Under Huckabee's Rock

I followed Sullivan's link back to the original article in Mother Jones. it was from a book review of Mike Huckabee's 1998 book Kids who Kill. I plucked this quote from the article.

He also declared that people who do not believe in God tend to be immoral and to engage in "destructive behavior."

Source: Mike Huckabee: Playing Both Sides of the Pulpit

Kids who kill is about:

In Kids Who Kill, Huckabee argued that school shootings were the product of a society in decline, a decline marked (and caused) by abortion, pornography, media violence, out-of-wedlock sex, divorce, drug use, and, of course, homosexuality. Huckabee and his coauthor bemoaned the "demoralization of America," observing, "Despite all our prosperity, pomp, and power, the vaunted American experiment in liberty seems to be disintegrating before our very eyes."


At least he did not argue that the shooting were God's wrath on a sinful nation (although I am sure that is what he thinks).


Al-Ozarka said...

"(although I am sure that is what he thinks)."

Maybe he thinks instead that the school shootings are a symptom of a liberal, immoral society!

I'm sure you are smarter than Huckabee though.

pistol pete said...

Contextualizing a quote from a more expansive source can be difficult, though you seem to do a rather good job. I think, however, that rather than being a fiend or bufoon, Huckabee is simply a man who, sadly, is all too in love with his own hyperbole. No doubt he has views considered bizarre by some (maybe many), but I think the main thing he needs to develop is the ability to communicate more clearly without overstating his case. I think he's doing this, but it may be too late. His past is coming back to haunt him.