Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Just following up my somewhat unclear post from last night about gaffes. Essentially gaffes happen in politics when the vapid chattering class meets and decides a gaffe has happened. Now one might think that complete ignorance and/or mendacity about this nation's history would qualify as a gaffe. But it won't, because it's a gaffe which fits into the pleasing narrative about the great and glorious Christian nation of the United States of America. So Huckabee can make a completely false statement about the founding of the country and it fails to be a "gaffe" because... yes, Stephen, it's truthy.