On the way in, I had the local talk radio station on. It was running Mark Levin. A caller was essentially trying to shift blame for the current fiscal situation away from Obama. The caller said that it was "what the people" wanted. Levin countered by saying he did not care what the people wanted.
That probably is troublesome to a lot of my fellow countrymen. We tend to think if people vote for stupidity, they ought to get stupidity. On a local scale, that's mostly true. But at the national level, that is exactly why we have a Constitution and constitutional limits on the federal government. That those limits are almost completely ignored these days doesn't mean they do not exist or that they are not binding.
On a related note, I see that the Huckster is starting to stake out his territory. Huckabee says he experienced significant culture shock from all the “trashy” women swearing in a professional setting. ... “My gosh, this is worse than locker-room talk,” Huckabee continued. “As we would say in the South, that’s just trashy.”
Last I checked, Dallas is in the South. I knew a number of nice, professional women when I was working down there in the '80s and '90s. They talked like the men talked. Now, I didn't talk that way, but I didn't think much about it. Actually, those who knew me tended to tone it down around me, or at least throw in a "pardon my french" if they forgot. The Huckster has lived a sheltered life.
Plus, his record as Arkansas governor indicates that he has the big-government mindset. Sure, Huckabee Nation might be more "Christian", but it would be just as oppressive and intrusive as the current one.
Here's the thing. I would like to have Mike Huckabee as a neighbor. We would get along fine. We'd be buds. He's got a decent sense of humor. His taste in music isn't bad. He has the same Christian values that I have. As a person, I like Mike Huckabee. I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher, but I like him.
I grabbed the picture from ABC News.
Megyn Kelly, of course, one of Governor Huckabee's colleagues at Fox, and not even one of her better pictures (credit: Wikipedia).
Do I even need to add this?