A month ago we told you that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was boosting Scarlett Johansson for her support for settlement product, SodaStream, even as he was opposing government support for birth control because of women’s libidos.
Well Huckabee is back at it. He says Johansson is smarter than 99.9 percent of the folks at the U.N. and that Oxfam owes her an apology for stating that her SodaStream endorsement runs counters to its principles, prompting her resignation from Oxfam. From the JPost:
“The BDS movement is embarrassingly stupid because Israel represents the one place [in the Middle East] where freedom exists,” said the former Arkansas governor, who came to the capital with nearly 300 Christian American pilgrims to tour the city and attend a new exhibit at the museum….
“Much to her credit, [Johansson] showed she has more sense than 99.9 percent of the people sitting in the UN today,” he said. “She showed she has far more scholarship and understanding of the issues than most of the people serving in the foreign service and diplomatic corps.”…
Huckabee also called on Oxfam, which he claimed was a proven funder of Palestinian terrorism 30 years ago, to issue an apology to Johansson.
“If anything, Oxfam owes Scarlett Johansson a big apology for ever trying to embarrass her,” he said. “And the whole world owes her big thanks for having the courage and the intelligence to stand against that nonsense.”
Huckabee also said that the BDS movement was full of stupidity and anti-Semitism. “How else can someone understand this?” He said. “I was so proud of Scarlett Johansson,” he added, for deciding to quit Oxfam rather then drop her agreement with SodaStream, which operates a West Bank plant…
A month ago, Huckabee, caused some controversy when he came out against providing birth control pills in state-supported health-care plan.
And here’s the rightwing Israel Project’s Thank You Scarlett campaign, raising money off the star for the organization and railing about the fringe extremists who supposedly support BDS:
When you stood up for Scarlett Johansson, you stood up for the truth —because peace and coexistence is a better way forward than boycotts and hate. But a fringe group of anti-Israel extremists is increasing their efforts to delegitimize Israel and turn world opinion against the Jewish state.
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