What has been a strange and religious (strangious?) campaign already, just took what might be the most ironic turn yet: church services led to the Washington state GOP calling the primary for McCain. Huckabee lost because of church!?! Et tu Jesus?

Of course, as it turns out Huckabee did not take the lead even after the recount (where have we heard that before), but the election was called seemingly early because the Washington state Republican party volunteers had to get up and go to church in the morning.

Party chairman Luke Esser explained today that the state GOP is “a volunteer organization and that our volunteers do need to get some sleep, and most of them want to be fresh and alert for Sunday church services.”