Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Macho, macho men

I see via The Washington Monthly that old Minister Huck is running an Iowa ad that condemns the Mitwit for not ever having killed anyone. From the link:
About mid-way through the ad, during a litany of accusations against Mitt Romney, Huckabee criticizes his rival with this data point: "No executions."

Apparently, Huckabee -- you know, the evangelical, pro-life Republican -- is going after Romney for not having executed any Americans during his gubernatorial tenure.

I realize Republican politics are far more crass than norms should allow, but it's disconcerting to think "You didn't kill anyone" has suddenly become a criticism in conservative circles.
Alas, Massachusetts (and this is the humorous part) has no death penalty. Isn't that great? According to Huck, Mit isn't a suitable president because he followed the laws of his state! Way to go, Law and Order Republicans!

And the law, of course, gives Mitwit the perfect GOP excuse: "I'd have killed PLENTY of people," we expect Governor Flip-flop would say, "only those durn liberals who elected me governor after I successfully appealed to their sensibilities wouldn't let me!"

To which Huck, no doubt, would reply: "Pansy. If you were a real Christian republican you'd have killed them anyway!"

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