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Peggy Noonan Thinks Huckabee is “Unreasonable”

Peggy Noonan views the Iowa field and counsels everyone via the pages of the Wall Street Journal to be "reasonable" in choosing a candidate.

In her mind, Obama is reasonable — Hillary and Edwards are not. Romney and McCain are reasonable, Rudy isn’t (though she won’t say why), and Huckabee needs to get off the bottom of her shoe. Ron Paul — well, he doesn’t even get mentioned.

Peggy’s personal history of "reasonable" includes giving the Pope John Paul II a spontaneous knuckle job ("The pope proceeded down the line, nodding and patting, and when he got to me I jerked into a kind of curtsy-bow and touched his right hand with my hands. Then I bent and covered his thick old knuckles with Chanel No. 23 Red Raspberry lipstick. I couldn’t help it. I think I said, "Papa.") Via Frederick Clarkson, let’s look at the "reasonable" folks Pegaloon and her pack rode to power manipulating:

Earlier this year, antiabortion revolutionary theocrats celebrated the tenth anniversary of the crimes of Paul Hill, the ex-Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) minister who, on July 29, 1994 assasinated abortion provider Dr. John Britton and James Barrett one of his escorts, and seriously wounding another, June Barrett, outside a clinic in Pensacola, Florida. Hill was convicted of his crimes and was executed by the State of Florida.

The festivities were called Paul Hill Days. The underground Army of God organization is now promoting a video of the celebration’s reenactment of the murders.

The video is quite stirring. You get to watch a bunch of men self-righteously parade around, quite engorged with the conviction that they are doing the Lord’s own work. And remember, Huckabee is the guy who compared abortion to the holocaust. Dollars to donuts, he’s their guy.

Sorry if Huckabee and his tribe offend the Crazy Jesus Lady, who once counciled the Democratic Party to take a strong, public stand on Christmas. You don’t get to egg these people on for years and then shout "enough!" when you find out they’re really serious about this stuff.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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