Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"I'm a man of faith." "Faith in what?" "Hey now, my beliefs aren't up for discussion!"

Huckabee wonders why people are so fascinated by a creationist running for president. (Although as an aside, it is somewhat interesting that people are grilling him about it, if only because the media generally treats creationism as "just another side" rather than the mind-shriveling lunacy that it is)
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist preacher who has surged in Iowa with evangelical Christian support, bristled Tuesday when asked if creationism should be taught in public schools.

Huckabee — who raised his hand at a debate last May when asked which candidates disbelieved the theory of evolution — asked this time why there is such a fascination with his beliefs.

Gee. You say such things as this--"Faith doesn't just influence me. It really defines me."--in your television ads, trying to score political points by making your dogma that allows you to ignore reality and evidence the cornerstone of your campaign, and yet you can't fathom why people are asking you about it?

This sounds just like Romney. Sure, he's a Mormon, he's a "person of faith", and he claims that we need someone with "faith" to guide this country. Yet when people begin questioning the insane tenets of his beliefs, all of a sudden his religion is off the table. Not up for discussion.

Well guess what, you poltroon politicians? You don't get to have it both ways. Either you have to talk about your belief in hundred- or thousand-year old fairy tales, or you shut up about them. I'd like to suggest the latter, but then we might actually elect one of you without knowing the full depths of your mental vacuity. So please, Huckabee, tell us more about how you don't believe that we came from no stinkin' monkeys.

And everyone else, keep asking him about it.

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