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Mike Huckabee, meet my mouth. Slurp.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 16, 2007 12:27 PM

Call me silly but Huckabee is going to be the Cinderella of the GOP and the big surprise. I think he will get the nomination or be second. Either way, he is going to be on the ticket for the GOP in 2008.

Posted by New Deal Demoncrat | November 16, 2007 12:27 PM

I think you've got your metaphor mixed up a bit. A sexual predator would probably be quite welcome at a Republican event.

Posted by Mike | November 16, 2007 12:35 PM

Screw Huckabee. Spend more time with the really crazy ones. You should ask Fur Coat Lady if she knows where the European Parliament meets (hint: not Brussels). Or pretty much anyone there about (a) torture or (b) immigrants.

Posted by Fnarf | November 16, 2007 12:41 PM

I was really hoping there would be a picture of the sheerly-clad elderly woman. Like, sheer all over? Was she wearing undergarments? Details, details...

Posted by Julie | November 16, 2007 12:49 PM

They have red eyes!

Get behind me, Satan!!

Posted by Tlazolteotl | November 16, 2007 12:53 PM

What you don't seem to understand is that I'm sparing you from having seen that poor woman, who might well have children who might have to change their names and leave the state.

(Also, someone from the event said I was making people nervous with my camera, and that I needed to stop taking everyone's photo.)

Posted by R.Jackson, Intern to the Stars | November 16, 2007 12:54 PM

@7. Understandable, I guess. I didn't want to see her face or know who she was or anything. Just... you know... what type of sheer outfit, exactly, would an elderly woman wear. Same thing with fur coat lady. This sounds like it was an excellent people watching opportunity -- I'm a little jealous.

On another note, man, does the guy from look like a giant douche in that picture. Maybe it's just a bad picture, but wow.

Posted by Julie | November 16, 2007 1:04 PM

Nice report! I hope you got Hendrik Herzberg's autograph.

Posted by Brendan | November 16, 2007 1:06 PM

Aww, Mr. Poe and your daddy complex.

Posted by Lake | November 16, 2007 1:19 PM

Ever since I first saw Huckabee on the Daily Show, I've been worried he might get the nomination. He's the only Republican that I can see beating any of the Democrats. He oozes sincerity and folksy charm, but on the issues he might as well be Pat Robertson. I think the red eye in the photos is proof of demonic possession. Evil, and scary.

Posted by Cascadian | November 16, 2007 2:08 PM

Exactly, and his name is so presidential.


Posted by Will in Seattle | November 16, 2007 3:30 PM

The following article was commented on by Mort Kondracke. Mort said that if only one-third of the accusations were true, the Hucksters candidacy is over;

The Dark Side of Mike Huckabee

and just one more;


Posted by Winghunter | November 16, 2007 4:38 PM

@13 - Yes, if a third of them were true ... but it turns out, they're not. These have been investigated over and over again. I refer you to:

... the one finding against him was reversed on appeal. So, this is hardly damning stuff.

So, a bunch of reporters hate him. That's hardly a shock.

As for the Club for Growth ... again, this has been refuted. 90+ tax cuts, and a reduction in overall state spending if you don't count federal pass-through. Sure, he had to raise taxes at other times ... to meet mandates. States have to do that sometimes.

Even the sainted Gov. Reagan had to ... I can only speculate that CFG would have been against him, too?

Posted by Ken | November 16, 2007 5:31 PM

Dude. You name Doug Parris and list me only as a "Sound Politics blogger".
That's the last time I pretend to like ya!

Posted by Don Ward | November 16, 2007 5:46 PM

Winghunter, and others, Huckabee responds to all of the accusations made against him in this interview with Hannity & Colmes two days ago...

Check it out:

LINK: Huckabee on Hannity & Colmes

Posted by Joe | November 16, 2007 10:41 PM

Thanks, Ryan, for mentioning me over that Sound Politics Blogger. I know it was confusing, so just to clarify the Chaos theory,
LINK:Political Chain Reaction
Some people just have a proper sense of perspective, Don.

Posted by Doug Parris | November 18, 2007 4:19 AM

Club For Greed doesn't like him?

Somebody is really afraid of him. Remember earlier this year, before the Iowa Straw Poll, the Club for Growth spent around $100,000 on ads here slamming Huckabee when he was only polling around 1%. This same organization got a Federal Election Commission fine of $350,000 for failing to register as a political action group and failing to list its sources of contributions. (The biggest fine ever levied by the FEC)

Whether you agree fully with him or not, Huckabee is a man with a message (& not million$) and a man of character (& no consultants). I'll take someone with a solid core of principles that he's held for a long time versus a candidate who flip-flops depending on how the polls tell him to believe.

Posted by Dale Fitzpatrick | November 19, 2007 9:55 AM

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