Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The importance of quoting Gilbert

After Mike Huckabee quoted G.K. Chesterton in his Iowa victory speech, a U.K. Telegraph reporter wrote that the great British author "is fast becoming the poet laureate of the political underdog."

With that in mind, a question for you: Given that the remarks of Chesterton, who died in 1936, remain apropos in this election year, what did he have to say about each of the current crop of presidential hopefuls? Which Chesterton quote could best be applied to Hillary Clinton, for example? What did he have to say about Obama, or McCain, or Huckabee himself?

Here's a page of choice G.K. quotations from the American Chesterton Society to get you started.