Former Gov. Jon Huntsman, the GOP's maverick failed-presidential candidate, is in the news again, annoying Republicans by making sense.

Huntsman, failing to win the GOP's presidential nomination, has gone on to become his party's conscience. He recently announced he will not attend the Republican National Convention because the party that nominated fellow-Mormon Mitt Romney sucks too much.

OK, that's not exactly what Huntsman said. What he said about the former Party of Lincoln was even more more shaming:

“I will not be attending this year’s convention, nor any Republican convention in the future, until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States – a future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as our fiscal and economic deficits.”

This is the same guy who stung Mitt with a "Country First" campaign theme--after Romney attacked him for serving as ambassador to China for Obama.

"[Romney] criticized me… for serving my country in China. Yes, under a Democrat. Like my two sons are doing in the United States Navy. They’re not asking [what] political affiliation the president is…. I will always put my country first.”

(If you recall, none of Romney's many children have served in the military.)

Of course, all this embarrassing turmoil could be cleared up if Rep. Jim Matheson, who is again snubbing the Democratic Convention, simply joined the Republicans in Tampa and Huntsman took Jim's seat at the Democratic convention.