December 21, 2007

Mr. Rogers Runs For President

I'm glad to see Mike Huckabee is focusing on the pressing issues.

"It's a tragedy when a sixteen year old who is not really prepared for all the responsibilities of adult life is gonna now be faced with responsibilities of honest to goodness adult life," said Iowa GOP frontrunner, former Arkansas Governor and Baptist minister Mike Huckabee.

He was talking about Britney Spears' younger pregnant sister Jamie Lynn.

"I respect that apparently she's going have the child," Huckabee continued, per ABC News' Kevin Chupka. "I think that's the right decision, a good decision and I respect that and appreciate that. I hope its not an encouragement to other 16 year olds to think that that's the best course of action."

I only wish he were as interested in foreign policy...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 21, 2007 12:24 PM

Yeah, someone else made a similar point yesterday, this is the same guy who had no friggin' clue about the Iran NIE, yet boy he had plenty of things to say about a knocked up teen pop star.

Posted by: doubleplusundead at December 21, 2007 01:13 PM

"I respect that apparently she's going have the child ... I hope its not an encouragement to other 16 year olds to think that that's the best course of action."

Think, Mike, before you open your mouth, not after.

Posted by: Bill Faith at December 21, 2007 08:08 PM

Bill, I am no Huckabee supporter (as a quick look at my blog will reveal), but as far as the "going to have the child" comment, it seems to me that he was contrasting having the child with aborting it.

Posted by: C-C-G at December 21, 2007 08:24 PM

In all fairness, didn't we rag on Dan Quayle some time ago for criticizing Murphy Brown's unwed pregnancy? He was mocked and belittled for focusing on "trivial entertainment."

And shortly afterward, wasn't even the MSM printing the headline, "Dan Quayle Was Right?"

Extramarital sex, teen pregnancy and unwed motherhood ARE, begging your pardon, major issues in this nation, and getting bigger all the time--- the burden it places on our country's welfare system, crime rates, and more are long documented. And I don't think the attention or concern is misplaced, when Hollywood celebrities are out there getting knocked up and flaunting it before a watching world full of celebrity-worshipping teenagers.

Posted by: RHJunior at December 21, 2007 09:30 PM