Monday, December 31, 2007

This is Nuts

I saw this live yesterday on Meet the Press, but it's taken me a bit of time to find the link:
MR. RUSSERT: Some Americans believe that life does not begin at conception, and that it's...

GOV. HUCKABEE: Well, scientifically I think that's almost...


GOV. HUCKABEE: ...a point that you couldn't argue. How, how could you say that life doesn't begin at conception...

MR. RUSSERT: Right. Do you respect that view?

GOV. HUCKABEE: ...biologically?

MR. RUSSERT: Do you respect that view?

GOV. HUCKABEE: I respect it as a view, but I don't think it has biological credibility.
Did you hear that right? Mike Huckabee, a guy who denies evolution, says you can't argue with established science.

Mike, Mike... you can't have it both ways. Either peer-reviewed, accepted science is an authority, or it isn't. You have to decide which way you're going to come down on this. Cherry-picking the science you like and rejecting the science you don't like isn't going to help your credibility.

You know, I actually (sorta) defended Huckabee the other day. Someone said he's almost as stupid as Bush and I responded by saying that while he may not be better than Bush, he's certainly smarter.

But really, I don't know about that. I might have been mistaken. Willful ignorance is certainly dangerous. Can the republican party (or this country) survive with yet another intellectual lightweight at the helm (and let's not get started on Ron Paul)?


sravana said...

Given what he just did at a presser in Iowa (saying that he was not going to air negative ads, and the showing the ad to all the press that was there!), I'm voting for dumb as a stump.

Look here, and be sure to read the comments:

June said...

He's more dangerous than Bush (is this possible????) because he can speak in whole sentences and comes off as "nice" vs arrogant.