Archive for December 10, 2007

My Mike Huckabee Dilemma

December 10, 2007

On the one hand, I think he’d be an atrocious president, combining the worst ignorance of the religious right with the nanny state instincts of the left. The state would be policing people’s bedrooms AND their refrigerators. I’m sure he’s a nice guy – more a God’s Politics type than a Moral Majority type – but a totalitarian is a totalitarian.

On the other hand, when asked where I went to college, it would be nice, rather than struggling to identify my school’s location and explain how to pronounce its name, to simply say, “You know, the president’s alma mater.”

(It’s in Southwest Arkansas, halfway between Texarkana and Little Rock, and it’s pronounced wash – i – tah, if you’re wondering).