Thursday, March 27, 2008

I Really Don't Understand this Guy

Mike Huckabee continues to surprise me. His has been one of the few voices of reason I've heard in the midst of the feeding frenzy over Jeremiah Wright.

Huckabee said,

As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, "That's a terrible statement," I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I'm going to be probably the only conservative in America who's going to say something like this, but I'm just telling you: We've got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, "You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can't sit out there with everyone else. There's a separate waiting room in the doctor's office. Here's where you sit on the bus." And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had ... more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me. (Source: MSNBC)

I'll never understand how someone with that kind of insight has stayed a fundy republican.

On the other hand I can't understand why this is still a story after all this time. Surely those media types who keep pushing it don't really think people pay any attention to what their pastors say from the pulpit.

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