Huck’s Good Book

From David Plotz, a longtime friend of the blog and Slate ‘s Bible guru .

Mike Huckabee managed to jam not one but two Bible references into the first four sentences of his victory speech tonight. First the former Baptist pastor mentioned the power of the “smooth stone,” a reference to the David and Goliath story. (David gathered five smooth stones for his slingshot.) A second later, he mentioned “the widow’s mite,” a famous parable of Jesus’. President Bush is famous for sneaking Biblical language into his speeches, subtly dropping references that believers will get and unbelievers won’t notice. We can look forward to more of the same in the Huckabee administration.