The New York Times opens up this morning’s article on Mike Huckabee’s use of religion to promote his presidential campaign with the innocuous headline, Between Pulpit and Podium, Huckabee Straddles Fine Line. Yet, the photograph at the top of the article directly contradicts the headline. The photograph, taken by Yana Paskova for the New York Times, but which is not shown in the online edition of the New York Times, shows Mike Huckabee signing his autograph on the inside cover of a boy’s Holy Bible.
Here’s the photograph (sorry for the poor resolution – I don’t have a good camera on me today):
Who the heck does Mike Huckabee think he is, putting his autograph on the Holy Bible at a presidential campaign rally? Does he think that he wrote the Bible? Is he making an edit to the Book of Revelations?
Whatever line Mike Huckabee is walking in mixing religion and politics, this photograph shows quite clearly that it isn’t a fine one. Huckabee’s faith-based arrogance gets more outlandish with every passing week. Promising to reshape the Constitution to make it conform with right wing Christianity certainly isn’t walking the fine line either.
The editors of the New York Times should have seen the discrepancy between their moderate headline and Mike Huckabee’s religious extremist reality.