March 4th, 2011 10:01 EST
Outrage: Mike Huckabee Slams Natalie Portman For Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy
"Mike Huckabee is knocking Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman for her out-of-wedlock pregnancy.
In her Oscar acceptance speech, Portman thanked her fiance for giving her `my most important role of my life.`
Huckabee lashed out on the `The Michael Medved Show,` a conservative talk radio show, saying, "It`s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of-wedlock children."
"People see a Natalie Portman who boasts, We`re not married but we`re having these children and they`re doing just fine. I think it gives a distorted image. It`s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of-wedlock children."
Of course, Portman never boasted that she`s unmarried and pregnant. Portman and her fiance are thrilled that they are having a baby, and instead of condemning her Huckabee should rejoice with them. If religious concerns preclude Huckabee from publicly expressing his joy for them, then he should simply shut up.
I`m a progressive, but I like Mike Huckabee: He`s personable, intelligent, humorous and charismatic.
Even though Huckabee is a former Baptist minister, he`s not a holier-than-thou type. In 2007 he wasn`t so cruel when talking about the then 16-year-old pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears:
"I hope it is not an encouragement to other 16-year-olds who think that is the best course of action... I`m not going to condemn her... There`ll be plenty of people in line to and I always look for the shortest lines. I just hope that she will make another right decision, and that`s to give that child all the love and kindness and care that she can."
Why was Huckabee pandering to the far-right radio host, Micahel Medved? I think it has everything to do with the fact that Huck plans to run for president. To win the Republican presidential nomination a candidate must appeal to the far right.
Huckabee is the best of a rotten bunch and I hope he wins the Republican nomination, but let`s pray that the good reverend doesn`t lose his soul in the process.
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