**It’s been a while since I’ve thought about ole’ Mike Huckabee. You remember Mike, the happy-go-lucky, God-loving Christian nut who ran for President in 2008, and may run again.
Well, every time I think Huckabee is just charming enough, and has just enough “aw shucks” charm to woo the common folk, he goes and says something like this.
Talking to The Perspective, a newspaper in New Jersey, said America shouldn’t “experiment” with letting gay couples adopt children.
“I think this is not about trying to create statements for people who want to change the basic fundamental definitions of family,” Huckabee said. ”And always we should act in the best interest of the children, not in the seeming interest of the adults.”
“Children are not puppies,” he said. “This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?”
Ah yes Mike, I get it. Gay people have absolutely no clue how to raise a kid, not as well as, I don’t know, single unwed teenage mothers like Bristol Palin.
But wait, my man Huck said more!
Huckabee went on to draw parallels between homosexuality and other lifestyles that are considered by some to be morally aberrant.
“You don’t go ahead and accommodate every behavioral pattern that is against the ideal,” he said of same-sex marriage. “That would be like saying, well, there are a lot of people who like to use drugs, so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, so we should accommodate them.”
I beg of you, Republicans, please nominate this man in 2012. Who knows what he’ll say next?
**Gotta say, I’m pretty impressed by the cojones shown by the New York Jets front office these days. I’ve never rooted for a team that just went out and got the most talented players, regardless of their off the field reputation or attitudes. Rex Ryan knows that he can whip any malcontents into shape.
So what if Braylon Edwards has a few arrests, Antonio Cromartie’s mailman gets a hernia on Father’s Day from carrying all the cards to his house, and OK, so Santonio Holmes (that’s him, above, holding the trophy we Jets fans dream about), the newest star brought in, may not be up for sainthood anytime soon.
I’m done caring about whether my team has good guys on it. After 40 years without a Super Bowl, I don’t care how it gets done. Just get it done.
The whole thing could blow up in the Jets’ faces; all the egos in the locker room could absolutely crash and cause a horrible distraction and the team could go 6-10 next year.
But it’s a risk I’m more than happy to take. Glad to see the Jets aren’t too wimpy to take it, too.
By the way, I’m pretty sure this is the only blog in America today running photos of both Mike Huckabee and Santonio Holmes. I’m just saying.
**Finally, here’s an early nominee for dumbest teenager of the year. Make sure to click on the second video as the “genius” 19-year-old decides it’s a good idea to take a sip of beer in the back of the police car she’s riding in.