Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, now a longshot GOP prez contender, recently said, "If Republicans in this election vote in such a way as to say a candidate’s personal life and personal conduct in office doesn’t matter, then a lot of Christian evangelical leaders owe Bill Clinton a public apology.”

Just hilarious. The reason Huckabee made this statement is because most of the front-running contenders (McCain, Giuliani, Gingrich) have past marital issues, so perhaps he can gain voters simply by not having divorce and the like on his resume.

Of course, his statement is right. These same people who so harshly judged Bill Clinton for his actions should now stay consistent and judge this current batch of Republican presidential candidates just as harshly.

But alas, such matters of family values has always really been about partisan politics. To evangelicals and the like, adultery by a Democrat is a heinous sin to be condemned; the same for a Republican hardly gets a mention. Are they all about the sin and "family values," or political party affiliation? Hmmm, I wonder.

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