Thursday, August 28, 2008

Huckabee rips Pat Robertson!

Referencing Pat Robertson's "ability" to predict and prevent storms from striking America, Mike Huckabee made quite a humorous dig at the aging TV evangelist.

Think Progress...
During his radio show today, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh asked former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) how he believed the Republican party would respond if Hurricane Gustav makes landfall in New Orleans during the Republican National Convention. “I think they’ve called in Pat Robertson to pray it off the coast,” Huckabee jokingly responded.
LINK: Huckabee jokes that Republicans have ‘called in Pat Robertson to pray’ Hurricane Gustav ‘off the coast.’

You can listen to it here.

A couple of things strike me in this clip. First of all, when did Mike Huckabee and Rush Limbaugh become so friendly? Earlier in the primary season, Rush repeatedly bashed Huckabee. And Huckabee was not so gracious towards Rush, either. However, he did eventually rolled over and knelt at the feet of the talk show giant. This is also interesting about Huckabee because he has been called "the new Pat Robertson" regarding his influence in the evangelical movement and his upcoming TV show on FOX. So, is this his way of attempting to push Robertson out the door? Is this a sublte attempt to undermine Pat Robertson's credibility? Remember, Huckabee is no fan of Robertson, he implied that Robertson 'lost his way' here. Also, I thought this might be a subtle dig at Republicans who still support Robertson or perhaps an even sublter criticism or how the Republicans handled Hurricane Katrina. (Here's how John McCain handled it.)

To this day, Mike Huckabee is my favorite of the former GOP Presidential contenters, and altough I think he has become a parody of himself in sorts, I still think he's pretty cool. At least he has a sense of humor.

-Mr. Joseph

PT Update...

Hi all, as you can tell, I have take the better part of the Summer off from blogging. I have been paying close attention to politics and I am watching the Democratic National Convention as I write this, but I haven't updated this website since July. And for that, I'm sorry. I've been spending most of my time working, preparing for my second semester of college, and dealing with West Allis Public Access regarding my documentary (which I plan to release by the end of September).

I've also spend a lot of time going to classic rock concerts. Since the end of June, I've seen the Steve Miller Band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Styx, Boston, Elvis Costello, The Police (currently on their final tour), Alice Cooper, REO Speedwagon, and I have tickets to see Bruce Springsteen on Saturday (my birthday!) and then the Eagles in September! I don't know about you, but I have learned that I LOVE live performances! But I digress.

As you know, I have skipped covering a lot of major news this summer -- most notably, the Edwards Sex Scandal. I am in a bit of a predicament with that -- I endorsed him and repeatedly announced good news from his campaign. I also was very proud that I was able to meet the man in person. So, given his admission to the affair and the obvious end of his career, I guess I will have to accept that he will never hold office again, which is dissappointing because he had more political potential than almost anyone in the country. But I what I will not accept is the idea that because he had an affair, he is no longer to be deemed credible. This is nonsense. Edwards's message is as important today as it always was. And that message of "Two Americas" must not be ignored simply because he cheated on his wife. Speaking off, I really feel just awful for Elizabeth. Her lifelong career of bringing important issues to the forefront of political discussion is now being sideswiped by the media's fascination with scandal. This is reprehensible -- Elizabeth has worked too hard to be overshadowed by John's poor decision. I am happy, by the way, that John did not drag Elizabeth for his Nightline interview. That is just so degrading and it just makes me furious when guys like Larry Craig or Elliot Spitzer bring their respective wives into the spotlight just to make it appear they have marital support.

Well, I'm done ranting and I'll close this post with saying that I will start posting more often, and I will have two essays entitled "The Case Against McCain" and "My Endorsement of Obama" that I will release soon.

So check back soon!

-Mr. Joseph

PS I will also review some political events I attended including a speech by David Horowitz, an Obama campaign rally, and a private Republican dinner with McCain that I worked at.