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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Huck apologizes, sorta

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 5:39 PM

Re Mormons, Jesus and the debbil

And the Mormon gaffe only helps fuel examination of further religious themes, such as Huck's joining in the Southern Baptist statement that women should "graciously submit" to leader husbands. Bonnie Erbe rips him for that here.

And a writer at The Atlantic makes the bigger point: Huckabee's lucky if the NY Times magazine article is remembered only for the Mormon remark. In a very subtle way, it makes the bigger point that "Huckabee is not ready for prime time" -- on foreign affairs, particularly. Writes Yglesias:

Ross is dead right if the biggest thing people remember about Mike Huckabee from Zev Chafetz' New York Times Magazine profile is the business about Mormons believing Jesus and Satan are brothers (it seems this is real Mormon doctrine) then Huckabee's getting off easy. What really comes away is that he doesn't know what he's talking about. He has no record on foreign policy issues, says his thinking is a mélange of Frank Gaffney, Tom Friedman, Duncan Hunter, and he once chatted with Richard Haas. So it'll be run-amok militarism, plus Friedman-style moralism, plus realpolitik.

Except, obviously, it won't. Huckabee's just kind of making stuff up.

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