My comments about Mitt Romney’s win in Wyoming were NOT an endorsement of Mike Huckabee, and I wanted to make that clear. I’m just NOT all about the evangelists. Sorry. Fundamentalism in any form gives me the heebie jeebies, almost as bad as when Tom Cruise opens his mouth and spiders come crawling out. If your mantra is “My God is better than your God,” please don’t stop here at Trapped. We are busy putting away our Christmas presents and making New Year’s resolutions, and we don’t have time for all that bullshit.
Just to make sure you know I don’t “heart’ Huckabee, check this story out.
Even editorialists and columnists at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state’s dominant (and Republican-friendly) daily paper, use words like “petty” and “thin-skinned” to describe Huckabee. Then again, he’s compared hard-hitting (and accurate) news reporters for the Democrat-Gazette to the press fabulists Jayson Blair and Janet Cooke. He called liberal columnist John Brummett of Stephens Media “constipated” when that early admirer commenced some gentle criticism. His administration paid $15,000 to settle a suit filed by Roby Brock, the host of a public TV news show whom Huckabee’s people tried to force off the air for his critical commentary.
Then there’s me. I’m the editor of an alternative weekly, but I began covering Huckabee when I was a columnist for the now-defunct daily Arkansas Gazette in 1991, and Mike and I have been on the outs pretty much ever since. He once called me and the Memphis Commercial Appeal bureau chief “junkyard journalists” for our reporting. He also compared me, in print, to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and, I’ve been told on good authority, has wished aloud for my early and violent demise.
Holy crap. Uh, Mike? If you can’t take the PROVERBIAL heat, get the hell out of the kitchen!
The presidential race always brings to mind the saying, “The lesser of two evils.” Who the hell wants to pick a lesser evil? I hate politics.
(I’m just going to go on record here to say that if I HAD to pick the lesser of two evils, the lesser evil WOULD be Romney. Let’s see how many people, pro and anti-Mormon alike, that can anger! Not to mention the SoBaps…..