Peggy Noonan, bless her heart ... she who applauded so loudly when the Republican Congress and El Presidente decided to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, for the sake of religion, now views the rise of Gov. Mike Huckabee as a dangerous moment for the GOP. What a smug and odious little born-again is Gov. Huckabee, Noonan opines. He betrays "the purring pleasure of 'a Christian with four aces,' in Mark Twain's words."
Her Ladyship helped create this GOP, so she can bloody well live with it.
Another architect of the far-right take-over of the Republican Party, His Lordship Rich Lowry, is also alarmed at the thought of Huckleberry (and betrays in the process the dirty little secret of many extreme right intellectuals ... their utter contempt for the intelligence of the common masses they've been manipulating for two blessed decades!).
"Huckacide" is how Lowry labels the sudden and improbable rise of the Good Christian Governor:
The GOP's social conservatism inarguably has been an enormous benefit to the party throughout the past 30 years, winning over conservative Democrats and lower-income voters who otherwise might not find the Republican limited-government message appealing. That said, nominating a Southern Baptist pastor running on his religiosity would be rather overdoing it. Social conservatism has to be part of the Republican message, but it can't be the message in its entirety.
Noonan and Lowry are partly responsible for setting those wind machines on high many years ago. Let them reap their whirlwind.
And stop the whining!