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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mike Huckabee: Television Star

posted by on March 5 at 15:50 PM

Commence drinking now.

As Mr. Huckabee’s campaign plotted a concession speech on Tuesday, some analysts suggested that viewers would see the longshot Republican presidential candidate on television again very soon.

On the MSNBC program “Morning Joe,” the Republican strategist Mike Murphy predicted Mr. Huckabee would “suspend his campaign, hire excellent agents, and begin negotiations for a cable TV talk show, all within the next 10 days.”

“We’ve got a chair here he could fill,” the co-host Mika Brzezinski remarked.

The New York Times blog post that brings us this insanity goes on to mention numerous options for the affable Huckabee, including taking a kind of Pat-Buchanan-but-funner role on one of the cable news channels, or, uh, a recurring guest spot on VH1’s Best Week Ever.

The most promising, however, would seem to be an offer from ultra-religious Baldwin brother Stephen for Huckabee to take a role at the Christian Values Network. The only problem with this option is that, per the same blog post, it’s hard to ascertain whether the CVN is actually real:

“The Web site launches on Friday, so Mike, I’m going to be calling you soon,” Mr. Baldwin said, putting his thumb up for the camera.

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At least Huckabee was smart enough to realize that with the GOP losing 2:1 or 3:1 (or 8:1 in N.H.) he was better off not being the sacrificial lamb given the Bush Kiss of Death ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 5, 2008 4:10 PM

There's always a spot for him on the Colbert Report...

Posted by dr0q | March 5, 2008 4:54 PM

Well, true, and there's guest appearances on SNL as well.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 5, 2008 5:27 PM

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