Other people have written about this already, but here, for the record, is the full quote of Governor Mike Huckabee's comment on tonight's Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Huckabee suggested (again) having Stephen Colbert as his running mate. Colbert asked Huckabee, "George Bush: 'great President' or 'the greatest President'?"
Next to me, he'll rank right up there with McKinley and Harding and several others. It's gonna be a great moment of history, but Stephen, when you're Vice President, just remember: when my pulse stops, you'll take over the Free World.President William McKinley started a war under false pretenses, with the help of the Rupert Murdoch and Fox News of the day, William Randolph Hearst and his newspapers; President Warren G. Harding was so corrupt — specifically in the area of oil! — he makes Richard Nixon look like a poster boy for good governance. In other words, Bush is a corrupt war-monger, and you heard it right from the lips of a Republican candidate for President.
Earlier in the interview, Huckabee deflected a question about his disbelief in evolution, replying, "I believe in devolution, and here's what I mean by that. Evolution says that we once were monkeys and now we're people. I've been watching Congress; I'm convinced that we once were people, and, if you look at Congress, we're turning into monkeys." Your summary of evolutionary theory, Governor Huckabee, is as thorough and as accurate as reducing the Bible to, "There was this Moses guy, and this Jesus guy, and a bunch of other people, so boys shouldn't kiss other boys." Same level of distortion of the message.
Anyway, I'm working on a transcript of John McCain's interview on tonight's Daily Show, which I'll have up here very shortly.
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