Thursday, August 24, 2006

We Need To Talk.

Sit down.

Take a deep breath.

Clear your mind.

Purge from your mind the names "McCain", "Giuliani", "Romney", "Frist", and any others that fit into this category.


Now, say it with me:

President Mike Huckabee

He's got my vote.

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Anonymous Former Arkansan now in California and thanks for the Happy Birthday posting. said...

The only reason that Governor Huckabee is a Republican is because he is a Baptist preacher and can not align himself with the pro-abortion camp. Other than that, he is a democrat. He has run the state of Arkansas like a democrat. He releases convicted rapists from prison. He does what he can to prevent Little Rock from becoming a tourist destination. He has spent way too much money on social programs that enable the poor and lazy to remain lazy.
On the other hand he is an upstanding moral individual who looks much better since losing all of that weight. I only wonder how much is cost the Arkansas taxpayers to retrofit his wardrobe.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Hi Sam. You live in California now. Don't they require you to check your morals at the door?

I'd rather elect a social conservative/fiscal non-conservative than the opposite. But that's just because those things are more important to me.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not saying that I would choose an immoral person who met the other criteria. I am saying that I would like someone who has the whole package.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On top of my previous comments, I bet Huckabee even voted to have Pluto no longer considered a planet because it, as we all know, is named after a Disney character, and Disney offers full spousal benefits to same sex couples, and Baptists have been known to boycott Disneyland.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Sorry, I wasn't trying to compare MY valuation of moral issues versus YOUR valuation of religious issues. I was comparing my valuation of moral issues versus my valuation of fiscal issues. The other stuff was just me being snarky because I could. My point was that most of the current front-runners (except Mitt the Mormon, who I will not vote for, but that's just me being "religionist") are socially left of many Democrats -- Giuliani and McCain especially. As a gun-lover, you should be especially concerned if Giuliani ever got into power -- he's about as pro-gun-control as they come.

And he doesn't "release convicted rapists from prison". He commuted the sentence of one rapist on the grounds that he believed the man was unjustly denied clemency by Gov. Clinton because the victim was a distant relative of Clinton's.

And it seems to be that by making it a point to rehabilitate Arkansas' national parks which had fallen into shameful disrepair would only improve the state's tourism, what with it being the "Natural State" and all. Not to mention that the (*spit*) Clinton Library is pretty much the biggest tourist attraction around right now, and is drawing all KINDS of money into Downtown Little Rock, which just a decade ago was pretty much a wasteland.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Hey, they boycotted Disney altogether, not just the park. I largely ignored the boycott because you just can't boycott a company that big, but I supported the theory, as wacky as it may be. So did you, I suspect. Besides, Pluto was worthless, just hanging out at the edge of the galaxy, not really contributing to the Solar System. Pluto should go out and get a job and stop acting all queer.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was not referring to the state parks. I was referring to the River Market issue. I understand why he would not want to allow drinking outside of the bars in a cordoned off area since he is a Baptist preacher, but his official excuse was lacking.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Can't say I know what his "official excuse" was, but outdoor drinking in a busy downtown area seems to me like a drop in the bucket compared to statewide tourism. The only place in the nation people go to specifically for getting drunk in public is New Orleans. And look what happened to them!

3:44 PM  
Anonymous J to the D said...

A couple of things:

"Pluto should go out and get a job and stop acting all queer."

Best. Astronomical. Quote. Ever.

"The only place in the nation people go to specifically for getting drunk in public is New Orleans."

Let's not forget about Vegas...we don't want Sin City to get its feelings all hurt.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

I'd argue that getting drunk in public is not the raison d'etre for Las Vegas -- it's just a byproduct of the excesses of that city. Meanwhile, in NO, yeah, you go there to drink in the streets.

7:55 PM  

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