Huckabee Defends Immigration Record – By Denying It

While campaigning in South Carolina, Huckabee has found a novel approach to defending his record of open-borders and encouraging immigration.  He’s denying it.  He says his record has been “misrepresented” so he’s trying to remove any doubt that he doesn’t support amnesty because he signed a “No amnesty” plan.

The video of Huckabee’s press conference and signing event is available at the FoxNews blogs.  It seems he’s trying to draw the fine line of being in favor of legal immigration while being hard on illegal immigration.  Will these subtle distinctions win over the nativist vote?

No other candidates have so far signed the pledge, so does that mean Huckabee is the border enforcer?

Are pledges more important than a candidates’ record?  After watching Hillary’s campaign, I know politicians have no shortage of promises and pledges…but are they worth anything?

2008 Primaries: The Election that Wouldn’t Die

OK, So Iowa has spoken and we all have to pick between Huckabee and Obama, right?
What? New Hampshire has their own opinion? There’s 48 OTHER states that have to vote, too?

Is it just me, or has this election been going on waaaaay too long, and still have no end in sight? We’ve had to deal with creationists, corporate-funded populsists, and more promises than could possibly fit on the national credit card. The research department is informing me that there’s actually ten more months of this nonsense before we find out who gets to ruin the country next.

Earlier in the election, there were some interesting characters. Two Hobbits, known as Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, came out of fairy-tale land to tell us of the horrors of war. There was also a friendly troll looking character named Mike Gravel, but he thought he could call out NBC’s complicity in political corruption & war and still be invited to the campaign. Silly troll.

Now we have the serious candidates. There’s a Mormon who owns a major media outlet, a bass guitar-rocking Southern Baptist liberal, and a couple of charismatic Democrats who are calling for new corporate subsidies and taxes as a way of sticking it to those corporations who are getting too fat from corporate subsidies.

I’m not even kidding about that last part.