View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Liberal Columnist Praises Huckabee

"Ex-Gov. and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's talk show on Fox. Have you seen that thing? It's so bizarre it's incredibly entertaining. Watching Huckabee interview Dan Rather was great television, if you could get past the scary feeling that you'd dropped through a cosmic worm hole and turned up in a parallel universe. And there's no better place to see your favorite old-time musicians. Where else would you see Neil Sedaka perform these days? Or hear the band Yes performing "Owner of a Lonely Heart?" You won't see that on "Good Morning America."

Fact is, I've become very fond of Huckabee since the presidential primary. He's funny, and earnest, and he talks about conservative politics and values in ways that make sense. If the GOP is really looking for future leaders who can draw voters from middle-of-the-road America, they ought to be thinking about Mike Huckabee. The man is so likeable that the writer of an article about him in Esquire said that "he's so damn folksy and self-deprecating that the liberal media (i.e., me) just want to hug him." Someone like that is a force to be reckoned with."

- from a column by Greg Bean


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