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One Billion Dollars

Friday, June 25, 2010
The amount of money it would take for me to be in Mike Huckabee's shoes right now.

Huckabee cited University of Chicago Law School professor Dr. Martha Nussbaum as first “applying the phrase to the GLBT community.” But as Igor Volsky noted, Huckabee’s Nussbaum reference was “bizarre,” considering that Nussbaum uses the “ick factor” to argue that opponents of gay political initiatives are driven by their ‘aversion to man-on-man anal sex’ (that’s the ick), not any sophisticated legal or Biblical theories of behavior.” Now, Politico reports that Nussbaum is rejecting Huckabee’s characterization and demanding a “public apology”:

Mr. Huckabee has gotten bad information about my work and has completely turned its meaning upside down, imputing to me a position (that gays and lesbians are disgusting) that I criticize as childish and morally deficient. He owes me a public apology.

For those of you who aren't aware, Martha Nussbaum is one of the smartest women alive (read some of her books and you'll agree). One gets into a debate with her one if one wishes to be reduced to a quivering mess of fallacies and self-doubt. Which it why I suspect that Mike Huckabee won't get within a mile of her.

(via Think Progress)

(edited for typos)
Posted by Arbitrista @ 5:39 PM
  • I have to admit, when I read the post title, I had images of Dr. Evil. Maybe he and Huckabee are one in the same?

    By Blogger Seeking Solace, at 4:33 PM  
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