As overused as it might sound, William Shakespeare wrote the most precise description of Mike Huckabee: "O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!" The most dastardly thing about Huckabee is that, words and content aside, he seems like a nice enough guy. With his Jim Nabors smile and his old-timey zingers, he seems like a fun uncle or the office card -- that guy from accounting who's always posting Dilbert cartoons on the break room bulletin board while occasionally slipping a poo-poo cushion on your chair. Annoying and a little too old fashioned, but not unlikable.
But then he starts talking about politics and he might as well be twisting a dull-bladed farming implement into your back.
The same grinning demon who blurted out a hamfisted defense of the Duggars in the wake of the sexual molestation confession of 27-year-old Josh Duggar, and who previously condemned President and Mrs. Obama for allowing their children to listen to Beyonce, twisted that farm tool a little more over the weekend when he appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and discussed judicial review.
Several weeks ago, we got a small taste of an all-new conservative line on judicial review from the always soporific Dr. Ben Carson who insisted that the Supreme Court and district courts are creating "judicial law," as if there's such a thing. In Huckabee's case, Chris Wallace made it clear that judicial review has been the law of the land since Marbury v. Madison established it in 1803 -- that the courts reserve the right to review the constitutionality of laws and either uphold those laws or to strike them down as unconstitutional an therefore illegal. Among other acts of intellectual violence, Huckabee replied... CONTINUE READING