From Pine View Farm

Voice of Reason 1

A while ago, I said that Mike Huckabee had a singular trait amongst the pretenders for the throne of King George the Wurst.

I said that he was a sincere and honest candidate (no wonder he’s out of the Republican race) as much as I disagreed with him in many ways and on many levels.

He has now weighed in on the Barack Obama/Rev. Wright thing in a way that will, no doubt, make it impossible for him to ever get another vote in a Republican primary. Ever.

And one other thing I think we’ve got to remember: As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, “That’s a terrible statement,” I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I’m going to be probably the only conservative in America who’s going to say something like this, but I’m just telling you: We’ve got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, “You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can’t sit out there with everyone else. There’s a separate waiting room in the doctor’s office. Here’s where you sit on the bus.” And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had a more, more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.

Via Susie.


1 comment

  1. Opie

    March 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    He does not sound like the kind of man who would think the answer is to call names back.