States' Rights When It Comes to Flagpoles

I’ve been thinking a bit about Mike Huckabee. Of course, I’ve mostly been thinking about what a disaster for the country it would be to follow the idiot currently in the White House with another. But you’ve got to admit Huckabee would be funny.

For example, let’s consider his performance on the Confederate flag in South Carolina issue. First, he obviously considers whether South Carolina wants to erect a racist lightning rod over its capitol a states rights issue. I couldn’t agree with him more. But, if South Carolina can have its states rights issues, what’s Huckabee’s problem with, say, Massachusetts permitting gay marriage or California having stricter air quality standards for cars?

And then there’s that whole remark he made about the flag poles. In case you missed it, here it is: "If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them what to do with the pole. That’s what we’d do."

I’m going to take a wild guess as to what Baptist preacher Mike was talking about and say "shove the pole up their ass." Do you think? (Do Baptist preachers really talk like that?)

Ok, but somebody’s going to have to explain to me why Mike’s so all fired anxious for some people who might be visiting Arkansas to shove a pole up their ass and he’s so dead set against people who happen to live in Massachusetts doing the same thing.