Go Mikey H!
Well, the 2008 elections are rapidly approaching (unfortunately)… and I must admit, I am getting more and more impressed by Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee. Both claim that they will annhillate the IRS and/or the current US Tax Code (Thank you, Reagan!), and both claim that the number 1 focus of the politicos should be the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Both want to go about it in different ways and for different reasons, but I’m massively impressed by both men… I just hope both can stick around for the finish. Were I the one making the decisions, whichever one got the nomination would pick the other for a running mate… talk about your Conservative juggernaught…I don’t really have a whole heck of a lot to say in this post, but I was watching the replay of the Republican CNN/Youtube debate curtesy of the NY Times Online, and I wanted to pull this quote from Mike Huckabee, responding to a question about whether or not the candidates believe every word of the Bible is true… “Sure, I believe the Bible is exactly what it is. It’s the word of revelation to us from God himself. And the fact is that when people ask ‘do we believe all of it,’ you either do or you don’t believe it… [more amazing quoteness]
And as the only person here probably on this stage with a theology degree, there are parts of it (the Bible) I don’t fully comprehend and understand, but I’m not supposed to because the Bible is a revelation of an infinite God, and no finite person is ever going to fully understand it. If they do, their God is too small”
When asked about the Death penalty: “…Now, having said that, there are those who say, ‘How can you be pro-life and believe in a death penalty?’ Because there’s a real difference between the process of adjudication where a person is deemed guilty after a thorough judicial process and is put to death by all of us as citizens under a law, as opposed to an individual making a decision to terminate a life that has neve been deemed guilty because the life was never given a chance to even exist. That’s the fundamental difference.”
Anderson Cooper: “Governor, I have to press, though, the question, which–the question from the viewer was, ‘What would Jesus do? Would Jesus support the death penalty?'”
Huckabee: “Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office, Anderson. That’s what Jesus would do.”
Thanks for the laugh, Mike….. good luck in Iowa!