Friday, March 20, 2009

Huckabee's sermon in LA

Steven Mikulan chronicles Mike Huckabee's sermon/speech to the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, California last night.

His verdict: a cynical read on Huckabee's chances for the White House, as well Huck's motives themselves.

Mr. Mikulan:

Huckabee's name is always included in discussions about potential Republican presidential contenders for 2012, but it's hard to fathom how seriously people - himself included -- take his chances. Last night, however, he was only concerned with getting into heaven, and told his rapt listeners how it's not the pious who'll necessarily get there, but those whom people would never suspect of having a chance. But here, perhaps, he was secretly speaking of his White House opportunities.

And there's one final note on the visit.

Said Huckabee:

"The sin of being good is sometimes worse than the sin of being bad."

Of course, Huck doesn't mean it's actually better to butcher your enemies than bless them -- instead he was referring to the sanctimony often accompanying religious dogma.

Imagine that one out of context in a campaign ad


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