Konishiki he Ain't
TOWM quote of the day comes from Jacob Sullum's latest column The Thin Man Goes to Washington:
In his inaugural New York Times column, William Kristol suggests Mike Huckabee may be the right Republican presidential candidate to beat "a liberal Democrat" who will "want to increase the scope of the nanny state." This is like counting on Godzilla to save us from King Kong.
Quite right. Huckabee is about as nanny-state as they come. Support for the fair tax a possible exception (I doubt he is sincere in his support anyway), Huckabee stands for government as personal trainer. He's a social engineer if ever there was one.
I would just like to state again for the record how pleased I am at his crappy showing in New Hampshire last night. (Pitty about Ron Paul, though.)