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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Thursday open line. Plus, Huckabee on slavery and hot weather

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM


Here's your open line and daily video roundup. Plus:

* HUCKABEE ON SLAVERY: Did the failing presidential candidate Mike Huckabee really mean it? He thinks slavery as punishment for criminal offenses is a good idea? Or will he just nod in agreement with anything any crackpot says to him in his desperate quest to get somebody, anybody, to vote for him? Salon's right. He better clarify.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee seemingly endorsed “biblical” slavery over the modern prison system on Wednesday’s edition of “Mickelson in the Morning,” ThinkProgress’ Scott Keyes reports.

In Huckabee’s defense, host Jan Mickelson was firing ideas at the long-shot for the GOP candidacy, and many of those ideas were couched in familiar biblical phrases that would incline Huckabee to agree with them content-be-damned, so it’s entirely possible that he simply didn’t understand what he was endorsing.

Huckabee, who once proposed quarantine for people with AIDS, is capable of saying some pretty wild stuff. So who knows?

* ENOUGH WITH THE HEAT: Little Rock tied the record high for all of October with a 97, the Weather Service said. UPDATE: Now they're saying 98.

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