Huckabee Blasts the Irony Meter ™ to Smithereens

From PERRspectives Blog:

I don’t know if I should laugh or cry…

In Iowa on Friday, Huckabee with no apparent sense of irony offered his analysis of the forces that led to Bhutto’s doom. As the Huffington Post reported:

Huckabee called Bhutto’s death a tragedy, but he suggested she had been a threat to Islamic fundamentalists. “An educated, sophisticated, strong, capable woman leader — that does pose a threat to those who don’t believe that women should be given that platform and that level of equality,” Huckabee said.

Huh?  Wait a minute….didn’t Huck say….?

Americans could be forgiven for their confusion. Huckabee, after all, has made it clear that he himself is one of those “don’t believe that women should be given that platform and that level of equality.” As I noted previously, in 1998 then Governor Huckabee was one of 131 signatories on a full page ad in USA Today which praised the Southern Baptist Convention, for among other things, its defense of traditional marriage and the subservient position of women. The ad declared:

“You are right because you called husbands to sacrificially love and lead their wives. You are right because you called wives to graciously submit to their husband’s sacrificial leadership.

More importantly, you are right because your statement is based on biblical truth.”

Soooo, was he lying in the ad, or is he lying now?  The Flying Spaghetti Monster will be displeased either way.

The Angry One says it best.  Read the whole post here.

12 thoughts on “Huckabee Blasts the Irony Meter ™ to Smithereens

  1. I just got off the the one with His Noodleness – he’s really pissed off. I fear a smiting might be coming and perhaps the taking of foreskins too.

  2. Let’s see, ten years ago, the huckster was for spousal subserviance, but now he’s had an epiphany.
    I wonder if he still espouses “home correction”?

  3. Oh I hope, I hope, I hope Chuckleberry gets the nomination. Especially because the party regulars don’t want him and because exposing all his hypocracy would be oh so fun.

  4. RUC, what was the name of your “meter?” I couldn’t remember it, and didn’t want to guess — so I came up with the Irony Meter.

    I’d like to change it to your idea and give you a hat tip, if it’s ok with you.

  5. Seriously now, the conservative movement in the USA has a lot more in common with the fundamentalist strain in Islam than either one would like to acknowledge.

    Both would like to keep women submissive, barefoot and pregnant, both want to mix government and religion (essentially forming a theocracy), and both reject any aspect of science that doesn’t conform with their preconceived notions.

    I am constantly baffled by the 30%ers’ paranoid fears of a Muslim takeover of the USA, when they are more than ready to elect the American version of a Mullah into office…

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