Commenting on the perennial Confederate-flag dispute in South Carolina:
If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them what to do with the pole.
Even putting aside the joy of watching the the Republican establishment writhe in agony and the prospect of a Democratic landslide in November, the sheer comedy value of a Huckabee campaign is enough to make me root for him to win the nomination. And I don’t just mean that my bicoastal friends and I would have lots of fun laughing at Huck’s ignorance; the man has a real comic gift.
Huckabee v. Obama would be the wittiest Presidential contest ever. And, like all good comedies, it would have a happy ending.
Footnote Which is not to deny, of course, that Huckabee is a thoroughly evil SOB. Huck’s buddies are running a push-poll in South Carolina charging that John McCain, who supports stem cell research, “voted to allow scientific experiments on unborn children.”
Second footnote I’m surprised to see that Fred Thompson is actually on the right side of the Confederate-flag issue.