Not sure what the fat thing has to do with this. Does this validate the very-much-not-fat Bush daughters then? What the hell is the point? Wonkette is wack.
That said, the Huckabees need to work on their Kingston Trio/Beach Boys shirts. Too many stripes.
Yikes. Especially considering that vertical stripes are thinning!
That kid in the middle is one fat fucker...
Also, what is with families wearing matching shirts? That is so odd to me...
Hey, John Candy is alive! And he's related to Mike Huckabee!
I don't even know where to start. I was thinking along the lines of a Smuckers joke, and with a name like Huckabee.... but then I'm just stumped. I'm stuck on the stripes, the chins (all nine of them), the park bench and the strength of the wood... it's shocking.
I think I'll leave it at that. So many topics. head. feels. fat.
Dan has found the key to skinny. Every time you fat offended people write in Dan loses five pounds.
Oh... I do not mean that you are fat if you are offended.
I'm going to try this. I need to lose ten pounds.
Dan, if you, Terry and DJ ever send out holiday cards, I vote for matching shirts as well. And you even have a dog to pose with!
I'm so happy you posted this, Dan. So happy.
That middle guy looks sort of like Quasimodo, right? Or that guy from Goonies. He's sort of scary.
I wonder if they did this on their own or if they had assistance. I mean, who advised them to do this?
Where's the postcard in which he touts his work to get parole for rapists/murderers?
Yes, but what of the fact that the women in the family are supermodels compared to the men? Are the men not doing their part to keep that hott southern baptist action alive?
Agreed, but only if the matching shirts have elbow patches.
Wait, never mind. I just answered my own question. The wife is supposed to accept her husband's whaleness with humility and servitude or whatever the SBC said.
I can Haz many, many cheezburgers?
Holy fuck. Look at all of that pork!
Also, lefties making fat jokes in lieu of Bill Clinton's presidency is one of the most hypocritical actions possible at this point, in a stooping-to-Clinton-haters-making-fat-jokes kinda way.
I knew Wonkette had gone downhill, but wow, what a true piece of shit that site has become.
well at least whatever self-esteem issues are going on there aren't going to be magnified a zillion-fold by having Daddy as POTUS. Oh, wait.
I've got $10 saying that one or both of the boys are superfat because they are hiding from their gayness through food.
The gals look good. I suppose keeping their girlish figures is part of the required submission to the husband.
Is that the governor's mansion? The architecture looks more like that of a public mental health facility (lack of any detail around the windows, relatively short second story, thin unadorned cornice, and really cheap mixed bricks.
The shirts seem to be sown from circus tent fabric, which given the sizes was probably a wise choice. I think they might have opted for a few more buttons though, which might have controlled the belly-roll flare a bit better.
Really, do go read the Wonkette comment thread. It turns out that at least one of those fat-ass sons has at least one of the signs of becoming a serial killer (animal torture).
I had no idea, but damn, between that and the Dumond business, we will all be breaking out the popcorn if he becomes the nominee, because it will be so entertaining watching the shit fly.
Damn, those boys are fat.
Animal torture? What did they do? Try to eat it alive?
i love this pic sooo much!
i got john edwards' xmas card in my email today. Now that's one handsome family! Everyone's dressed up in holiday casual... except John, who looks like he's taking a break from tuning up the F150. Idiotic!
@ #21, Just look at the picture, Mrs. Huckabee is strangling that poor dog.
I know that fags are generally pretty catty, but get off the "Fat people are ugly" wrap. It's boring and cruel.
Are the outfits an attempt to reinforce gender norms among the children? "Remember, even though you might have tits like Mommy, you're still a boy so you dress like Daddy."
My objection is to the clothes. Matching outfits? Ugh. I guess I'm old fashioned, but I prefer that people wear nice clothes for their posed family pictures. Is that so hard...for a governor's family?
@24 I agree Ecce but it's not going to happen and with every neg comment it will probably provoke five more fat topics on slog.
It's a family pic that is not even that bad. They look quite squishy and cuddly if you ask me but I'm a nice nerd.
I have to get back to work and break this slog habit.
Edward C. Mun, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
"The notion that obesity is the result of a lack of willpower on the part of affected individuals is simplistic, unscientific, and counterproductive in combating this disease."
Get off your meth-using bug-chasing going-to-bars-means-you're-a-bad-father wrap. It's boring and retarded.
(Miller County, Arkansas) Two boy scout counselors, 17 year old Clayton Frady and 18 year old David Huckabee, the son of Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, have admitted to catching a stray dog during their summer session at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, AR, and hanging the dog by his neck, slitting his throat and stoning him to death.
Camp officials, who did not report the crime to law enforcement officials, have admitted that the act did occur and have fired the boys from their positions. However, no charges have been filed against the young men.
Are those obese children of Mike's trying to crush that bench into smithereens with their big saggy guts? Hoping the whitehouse has re-inforced flooring!
Got a link, Irena?
The Huckabee kids aren't fat. Tyra Banks is fat!
Can't find a link for Irena's story, though. At least not one from a reliable source.
According to Matt Drudge (not that I like him or anything), the DNC is intentionally taking it easy on Huckabee because they think he'll be easier to take down in a general election. This might be true (and is perhaps why The NY Times and others are currently professing nothing but love for Huckabee), but it still makes me pretty freakin' nervous (like what if they miscalculate and Huckabee wins?), kind of like we homos are being used as sharkbait by the DNC (not that that's really any surprise).
The matching outfits thing and the women family members keeping themselves up while the men bloat and bloat is very very Heartland. It's quite easy to end up in a holiday photo like this if all your friends and neighbors take one just like it.
Is the daughter bulimic or something? How is she not as rotund as the others?
@30 Oh.. So I guess they are not so cuddly after all.
Then it's open fire on those fatties as far as I'm concerned!
That is scary and beyond cruel.
It's on the letters thread and also here, but that's it.
(Ooh, nice one, Poe)
Ecce knows from boring and cruel.....
Hey Dan, here's a link to a reputable news source that mentions the dog-killing incident at the end:
Are those pirate shirts? Look how blousey the sleeves on Huck's are. Hott.
I thought stripes were supposed to be slimming! Oh Snap!
they should've hired a gay to clue them into the notion of steering clear of vertical stripes. oh that's right, gays are aberrant sinners...
Is it just me, or does it look like Ms. Huckabee is strangling that poor dog?
This totally cheered me up today. Not that I was sad, but wow, this is great. The post. The photos. The comments. All together fine work people. (Sorry, not you ecce homo. I really didn't understand your comment.)
"the one one the left looks like he's propping himself up while having a heart attack"
(best comment at Wonkette, hahah)
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