Republican friends, do me this one favor: vote for someone, anyone, other than Gordon Howie in the June primary, just so I don't have to listen to his bull all the way to November.
Prime example: on his "Get to Know Gordon" page, our newest South Dakota gubernatorial candidate proudly pledges, "I will not expel God from South Dakota."
Good night Irene. Why not pledge not to run naked down Capitol Avenue barking like a dog? Why not pledge to breathe oxygen?
As if any other candidate is campaigning to expel God from South Dakota. As if any human could expel an omnipotent being from, well, anywhere. And as if making such an asinine statement does anything to help catch criminals or pay teachers or fill potholes.
Republicans, you do not want Howie's "my piety is bigger than yours" nonsense at the head of your ticket. You do not want to fight the culture war. Howie will lose in November, just like his abortion bans. Pick one of the pragmatists on your ticket and come debate Heidepriem on real issues like how to solve the Rounds deficit and fund education, not how to perpetuate some imaginary fundagelical persecution complex.
Update 2010.01.12... or is it a downdate to note something I missed earlier? :-) Due credit to Badlands Blue for noting Howie's Christian and Republican persecution complexes last Friday. Only Gordon Howie could believe that God and Republicans are endangered in South Dakota.
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