Friday, January 04, 2008

A New Day in American Politics: NOT!

So the results for Iowa are in and Mike Huckabee who expects his guitar playing to give him some general credibility has won the Republican caucus. He proclaims a "new day in American Politics." Doesn't look like a new day in politics to me. All we are getting is pandering to the religious right. At least Huckabee is authentic, which is more than we can say for Bush. But authenticity is worth nothing is you are clueless about the real world.

What are we to make of someone who in the early 1990's wanted to isolate people with HIV. Maybe he can claim he changed his mind, but when Huckabee made that statement we knew enough about the HIV virus and it's transmission to know that isolation would be counter-productive. What are we to make about a global warming skeptic? We have had one of those in the White House for the past 8 years, thank you. What about some one who doesn't believe in evolution and thinks that creationism should be taught along with evolution? That to me is a good sign that he doesn't understand science any more than Dr. Dino and the hucksters at the so called Creation Museum. It does matter Mr. Huckabee what you think about evolution!

If Mr. Huckabee is evidence for a new day in American Politics heaven help us! Seems like if he gets in, it's another 8 more years of deer in the headlights.
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