Cold showers instead of birth-control pills may be a plank in the next Republican platform, if Mike Huckabee has his way. Huckabee seems to be concerned about women's libidos, a subject rarely addressed by politicians, most of whom privately want to let those libidos run free. In a murky speech at a Republican gathering, Huckabee said:
"If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe they are hopeless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them with their prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it — let us take that discussion all across America." Huckabee becomes the first presidential candidate to work libidos into an otherwise typical round of good solid Republican drivel. Presumably Nancy Pelosi will reply, if she can ever find the point.