October 23, 2007

Bizarre Inaccuracies

Baptist preacher and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told the Republican primary debate audience last week that he admired the signers of the Declaration of Independence, "most of whom, by the way, were clergymen." That would have been true if by "most" he meant "one out of fifty-six."

But hey, this is politics, not Jeopardy!, after all. Gov. Huckabee isn't one to let history get in the way of pandering to the Christian right wing with weirdly wrong wording. Especially when he's secured a kick-ass endorsement for himself.

Then again, that sort of thing isn't confined to the Presidential race. Consider a few local comments about a local environmental problem: the reason a species of fish in the San Joaquin delta is endangered is because we have too many abortions and too much illegal immigration. Couldn't possibly be because we humans use too much water and are ten years into a drought.

Just goes to show you, the left wing's foggy thinkers have corollaries on the right. The difference is that I expect this sort of thing from left-wing weirdos and I'm disappointed to see it on the other side of the fence.

1 comment:

Orange Phantom said...

yeah I hear ya.......
Well botht he right and the left have one thing in common; they're both politicians. It's not about truth but all about image. Always has been and always will be. I've become more cynical lately about this subject.