Sunday, July 18, 2010

Huckabee Profiled

One Ariel Levy has a long piece in The New Yorker on Mike Huckabee, entitled: "Prodigal Son - Is the wayward Republican Mike Huckabee now his party’s best hope?"

Short excerpt relevant to Israel:

Sun was bouncing off the miles of Jerusalem stone and the black hats of the Hasidim on the afternoon when Mike Huckabee went to visit the Wailing Wall, earlier this year...wearing yarmulke[s]. “I think what I should do is convert,” Huckabee said, squinting in the sunshine. “This covers my bald spot completely.”

...Huckabee does not believe that Palestinian is a legitimate nationality.

...Conservative Christians are desperate for a leader who will govern according to their values. Some feel betrayed by George W. Bush, who, though stalwart on social issues, increased debt and spending, consolidated federal power, and bailed out the banks, all in violation of small-government principles. Many right-wing Christians are also disheartened by politicians who have risen from their ranks only to fail, sometimes spectacularly, to uphold family values...

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