David Petraeus as King David

You should really watch the entirety of this week’s bloggingheads with our own Anthea Butler, especially our discussion of evangelizing in the military (featuring Jeff Sharlet’s book C Street, and his reporting on Petraeus), whether Ralph Reed exaggerated the pull of white evangelicals, and Anthea’s challenge to the Catholic bishops. But before all of that, we discussed Mike Huckabee’s comparison of David Petraeus to King David (as in the biblical King David). Watch:

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