Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Huck The Knife

Rarely in American politics has there been a politician better at putting a shiv in his opponent's back, making sure there is never a trace of red. Huck the Knife keeps his jackknife out of sight.

According to the AP Mike Huckabee

an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks in an upcoming article, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

The article, to be published in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, says Huckabee asked the question after saying he believes Mormonism is a religion but doesn't know much about it. His rival Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, is a member of the Mormon church, which is known officially as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Anybody who knows anything about the Latter Day Saints will tell you that the Mormon doctrine concerning Jesus is far more nuanced and mainline than Huckabee's implied slur. Again from the AP
A spokeswoman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Huckabee's question is usually raised by those who wish to smear the Mormon faith rather than clarify doctrine.

"We believe, as other Christians believe and as Paul wrote, that God is the father of all," said the spokeswoman, Kim Farah. "That means that all beings were created by God and are his spirit children. Christ, on the other hand, was the only begotten in the flesh and we worship him as the son of God and the savior of mankind. Satan is the exact opposite of who Christ is and what he stands for."
Huckabee, an ordained minister with a degree in theology, is more than aware that he is slandering Romney and several million other Mormans, but he will get away with it because (1) the people he is targeting don't know any better, and (2) he is still in the middle of his honeymoon with the press so most reporters won't bother to find out what Mormans really think. By the time anybody notices, Romney will be history.

At least Romney had the decency to buy ad time for his negative attack on Huckabee.

I don't know what it is about Hope, Arkansas, but those folks sure know how to produce smooth political operators.