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January 17, 2008

Mike Huckabee “Clarifies” His Views On The Constitution And God

by Doug Mataconis

On Wednesday Jason noted that Mike Huckabee had stated his desire to amend the Constitution to bring it in line with “God’s law.”

Later that day, he appeared on Hannity & Colmes and attempted to clarify what he had said earlier in the day:

On last night’s Hannity & Colmes, Colmes cited Huckabee’s quote about changing the Constitution and said, “That makes people a little worried. It sounds like you’re looking to have a theocratic state when you make statements like that, talking about changing the Constitution in keeping with your view of God.”

Huckabee responded, “Not at all. On two things. The context is two things: Human life amendment, which I support and which has been in the Republican platform since 1980. And, by the way, Fred Thompson doesn’t support it. Nor does John McCain. And yet it’s part of our platform. And it’s a very important part of our platform to say that human life is something we’re going to stand for. And the second thing is traditional marriage. So those are the two areas in which I’m talking about. I’m not suggesting that we rewrite the Constitution to reflect tithing or Sunday school attendance. I want to make that very clear… Except for you, Alan. I think maybe you should, maybe you should obey those things.”

Colmes said drily, “Well, thank you for the suggestion.”

And here’s the video:

I don’t buy it. Huckabee meant what he said, his effort to “clarify” the statement seems to be in response to the generally negative reception it got in the press.

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1 Comment

  1. I want to make that very clear… Except for you, Alan. I think maybe you should, maybe you should obey those things.”

    IMO, This comment negated his entire defense.

    I’m not diggin’ this guys sense of humor!

    Comment by Amyz — January 17, 2008 @ 11:42 am

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