Saturday, January 19, 2008

A few days ago, everybody was abuzz with secular terror over Mike Huckabee's saying, "I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view." Now, Fred Thompson has gone on the attack and busted Huckabee on his theocratic views--on the grounds that they prove that Huckabee is actually a liberal. Thompson writes that when he first heard this unattributed loose talk (Fred, being a fiscal conservative, saves money by subscribing to a special newspaper that tells him what all the important quotes of the day were but doesn't mention who said them), "I assumed this came from Senator Clinton or Senator Obama. It is identical to what Al Gore said when he was running for President in 2000... [Huckabee] does not appear to understand that reliance on the notion that the Constitution is a living, breathing document is precisely the kind of wrong-headed thinking about the Constitution that gave us Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across our nation, and Lawrence v. Texas, which decriminalized sodomy." The way Fred sees it, Huckabee's willingness to change the Constitution according to the specifications of right-wing religious nuts is a sign that he may not appoint judges who'll do enough to criminalize abortion and throw preverts in the clink. Go down swinging, Fred!

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