Rake-Stepping for Speed and Accuracy
More contenders for the 2016 Goat Rodeo are running through rake-infested lawns, it’s not just Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio! The daily email thingie from Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) breathlessly linked us to CNN’s scoop:
Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are rushing to defend Indiana’s “religious freedom” law, standing with social conservatives on a measure that opponents have said opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, meanwhile, is backing the “principle” of the measure.
Scott Walker backing anything with his sense of principles is almost a comedy routine on its own. But I digress. The Smart Bush goes first, does he see the rake?
“This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs — to be able to be people of conscience,” Bush said. “I think once the facts are established, people aren’t going to see this as discriminatory at all.”
THWACK! (And what the heck is faith space?)
Noted Konsti2shunal S’koala and boy exorcist Bobby Jindal makes a mad dash across the rake-strewn lawn – by giving an interview at the Breitbart home for the criminally mundane:
“The great irony is that in the minds of today’s liberals the only bigotry to be tolerated is their own bigotry against religious beliefs,” Jindal said.
And of course, Doc Carson who only a week or so ago promised he’d never talk about gay people or marriage equality again put a toe on the lawn:
“It is absolutely vital that we do all we can to allow Americans to practice their religious ways, while simultaneously ensuring that no one’s beliefs infringe upon those of others. We should also serve as champions of freedom of religion throughout the world,” Carson said.
And we conclude, as we must, with that frothy mix of lube and fecal matter, Rick Santorum: