At a recent appearance in Polk County, Iowa -- a nice place to start planting seeds for a presidential bid -- Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Slim Fast™) recounted a story about a trip he and his daughter made to Yad Vashem, the Jewish people's memorial to those lost in the Holocaust. As they toured the site, Huckabee wondered if his daughter would get the message:
Aside from the fact that this may be the emptiest political slogan since Homer Simpson's "Can't Somebody Else Do It?", you have to admire the sheer testicular fortitude that Huckabee has here in equating voting for Republicans with standing up to Nazi genocide. Because, as we all know, Ted Kennedy is every bit as evil as Heinrich Himmler. And fatter, too!
"Would she understand why it is so important that people, like us, have to get involved in our own government... why we can't just sit back and allow people to take our country from us?"
I watched my daughter as she took that pen [to sign the guest book] .... I'll never forget it as long as I live... these are the simple words she wrote:
"Why didn't somebody do something?"
"And I thought, you know, what a shame if someday some father took a daughter through a memorial dedicated to the memory of America... and a father would have to watch his daughter write these words about our country:
"Why didn't somebody do something."
Well Ladies and Gentlemen, the reason you need to work hard in Polk County next year, the reason that it is important that you sign up to help candidates get elected who believe like you believe...is because you're the somebodys and you gotta do the something, because if you don't and I don't, who will? And if we don't do it now, when will it get done?
Somebody has got to do something.
If this is the way the Huckster is beginning his run for national office, I can't wait until the primaries force him to ratchet up the rhetoric. What's next? A warning that Democrats and their ally Herod will kill your first-born?
(Thanks to Musement Park for the tip.)