Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was about to give the invocation at a Republican Governors Assn. fundraising event Monday night when his cellphone rang. Huckabee answered and began a mock conversation with God.
After mentioning that the president was at the event, Huckabee looked at Schwarzenegger, standing on the stage with the other GOP governors, and said: “Yes, he’s here, too.
“You say you need an autograph?”
Just a note to elected GOP officals- it is a little tough to deflect charges that all Rpeublicans are right-wing theocrats when you pretend to have phone calls with God during your press conferences, particularly on the same day that your party leader proposed amending the constitution to define marriage.
John, it’s also a little difficult to claim that conservatives aren’t humorless gits when they complain about funny — and mildly blasphemous — phone call routines.
Ayatollahs in America, mate, from the faith-based violations of the separation of church and state to the federal interference in citizens lives based on the theocratic demands of the religious police.
Then perhaps we should apply a religeous test to public service? If one is religeous one cannot perform public works? We already have senators denying judges a vote based on their faith.
Even I’d give Huckabee a pass on this one, John. There was a similar dust-up on Tacitus’s blog yesterday over something similar done by Andy Rooney in a newspaper column. Some may find pretending to converse with the Almighty is blasphemous (or at least offensive), but it’s when people really are convinced that God is talking to them that the results can be tragic.
Politicians making jokes about G-d in public?
Oh my, we’ll have Shari’ah within a year!
Oh, cmon John Cole, thats frickin hilarious. Take it for what it was, a Joke. As someone who devoutly belives in God, I know god wouldnt give a darn about GWB, or Arnold. Thats what makes it so funny.
or at least their postion in socitey….god even loves you John.
Funny, it’s not usually God who’s getting people to sign things. It’s the other guy.