The man who never misses an opportunity to brag to the world that he wakes up every morning knowing exactly what he believes can’t figure out–during a fine interview with Ross Douthat–how well George W. Bush’s presidency has been going:
If you had to give George W. Bush a grade right now for his time in office, what would you give him?
No, I wouldn’t. History is better at looking at things after they’ve had time to simmer. I’m a pretty good chili maker. I can tell you right now, the chili tastes better two days from now than it does the day you make it, because the flavors get in.…
Huckabee knows he wants to be president, he just has no idea how our current one has been doing for the last seven years. I mean, George W. Bush might taste better two days from now, so what’s the point of discussing how he tasted the better part of a decade? Look, he’s a chili eating man who cares. Folksy! Stop bothering him with the details and let him emote already. Huckabee apparently never watches the news, either:
Generally speaking, do you think it’s fair for people to take a candidate’s theological convictions into consideration at the polling place?
As long as everyone gets the same scrutiny. That’s what I don’t think is fair: I’ve been given an unusual level of scrutiny. No candidate gets quizzed to the depth that I do about faith.
Really? Even Mitt Romney?
He hasn’t gotten nearly as much for his Mormonism as I have for being a Baptist. I mean, I’ve never heard the kind of interviews with him that I got from Bill O’Reilly or Wolf Blitzer. No one’s just kept pressing and pressing and going into the details of his doctrine. Not that I’ve heard.
Uh, right. Might be an interesting theory to bat around with, say, someone who has been living in a cave for the last 18 months. Alas, liberal on taxes, liberal on the environmentalism and liberal in his desire to ultimately be a victim…Not that that actually helps him with the libs.
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