2008 Mike Huckabee on Flags & Fags
posted by January 18 at 6:00 AMon
I hope one of the reporters following Mike Huckabee around South Carolina will ask the candidate if his states-should-mind-their-own-damn-business policy applies to all states or just to states that display of the Confederate battle flag. Today in South Carolina Huckabee had this to say:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told South Carolina voters Thursday that the government had no business making decisions over the Confederate flag.
“You don’t like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag,” Huckabee said at a Myrtle Beach campaign event. “In fact, if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them what to do with the pole, that’s what we’d do.”
Hm. That’s very interesting. Because when I was in South Carolina earlier this week I heard Mike Huckabee promise a room full of South Carolinians that he would do all he could to ban same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and put an end to civil unions in Connecticut and Vermont and California (where the state legislature has twice approved full marriage rights for same-sex couples). So…
Will some enterprising young reporter please ask Mike Huckabee how come the residents of South Carolina have a right to impose their values on Massachusetts where marriage equality is concerned but the residents of Massachusetts don’t have a right to impose their values on South Carolina where racist douchebaggery is concerned?
I’d kinda like to have an answer to that question.