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Mike Huckabee doesn't think gay couples ought to be able to adopt, because "children are not puppies"

Presidential hopeful and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R), in an interview with a college magazine, said the country shouldn't "experiment" by allowing gay couples to adopt children.

"I think this is not about trying to create statements for people who want to change the basic fundamental definitions of family," Huckabee told The Perspective, a magazine at The College New Jersey. "And always we should act in the best interest of the children, not in the seeming interest of the adults."

"Children are not puppies," he said. "This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?"

Oh, and just for fun...

Huckabee also compared gay marriage to drug use, incest and polygamy.

Well, here's what I want to compare. I want to compare Mike Huckabee's rhetoric on children, families and puppies with Mike Huckabee's record on children, families and puppies.

Specifically, his record with his children and what they ("allegedly") do with puppies:

On 11 July 1998, two young men working as counselors at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Arkansas, killed a dog at that Boy Scout camp. One of those young men was 19-year-old Clayton Frady of Texarkana and the other David Huckabee, the youngest son of then Governor of Arkansas Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee. David Huckabee was 17 at the time of the slaying, although he would turn 18 less than two weeks later. Both young men were fired over the incident.

No one connected to any of the principals appears to want to talk about how the dog was dispatched — the only person in that group who has said anything about this is Danny Frady, father of Clayton Frady, the other young man involved, and even then he didn't say what his son did, only that when his son came upon the animal, it was being hanged by others.

Anonymous rumors about how the dog was killed say Frady and Huckabee hanged the dog, slit its throat, and stoned it to death.

Hey, you know, he's right. Children aren't puppies. And thank God for that! I wouldn't even want to contemplate what Huckabee and his brood might do if they thought they were.

You're going to want to be more careful than that next time, Mike. If you think hard enough, I'm sure you can come up with something none of your kids have yet been caught torturing and murdering as the subject of your next attempt to make your political point. That way, you can stick to the merely crazy, rather than inadvertently straying into the psychopathic.

Thanks! Have a nice day!

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM PDT.

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