The Christianist Extremism Of Mike Huckabee

Yes, he's for expanding West Bank settlements, about the worst thing you could back if you want to advance US interests in the Middle East. If you want to hasten the Apocalypse, on the other hand, I'm sure Netanyahu and Khamenei will be all too willing to help. Then, er, there's this:

Huckabee has joked that he "answers" to "two Janets." One is his wife, Janet Huckabee. The other is Janet Porter, the onetime co-chair of Huckabee's Faith and Values Coalition. And Porter, the former governor has said, is his "prophetic voice." But that voice has said some weird things over the years: Porter has maintained that Obama represents an "inhumane, sick, and sinister evil," and she has warned that Democrats want to throw Christians in jail merely for practicing their faith. She's attributed Haiti's high poverty rate to the fact that the country is "dedicated to Satan," and she suggested that gay marriage caused Noah's Flood. And there's this: In a 2009 column for conservative news site WorldNetDaily, Porter asserted that President Barack Obama is a Soviet secret agent, groomed since birth to destroy the United States from within.

This lunatic is in the top tier of Republican candidates for 2012. Here's hoping he prefers a nice big Florida home and a niche on Fox.