Huckabee: The only difference between me and Palin is that she looks better in stilettos

posted at 12:45 pm on November 24, 2008 by Allahpundit

I’m exaggerating. He also concedes that she has better hair.

Asked about Sarah Palin, he responded, “She, uh, was an appropriate choice, because she put John McCain back in the game.” That was the get-along answer, but a few minutes later the new, aggrieved Huckabee resurfaced. He recalled, “It was funny that all through the primary—I mean literally up until McCain got enough delegates to win—people said, ‘You know, Huckabee’s really running for Vice-President. Gee, Huckabee would be a great Vice-President.’ And from that day forward, when I actually was no longer running for President, nobody ever said, ‘Gee, Huckabee would be a great Vice-President.’ ” Neither was he quite so unperturbed by the Palin pick: “I was scratching my head, saying, ‘Hey, wait a minute. She’s wonderful, but the only difference was she looks better in stilettos than I do, and she has better hair.’ It wasn’t so much a gender issue, but it was like they suddenly decided that everything they disliked about me was O.K. . . . She was given a pass by some of the very people who said I wasn’t prepared.”

Er, what is the major difference between her and Huck, aside from the fact that he has much more executive experience than she does? He’s impeccably socially conservative; so is she. He’s questionable on amnesty; so is she. He’s prone to anti-Wall Street rhetoric aimed at pandering to blue-collar voters; so is she. The big rap on him is that he’s always seemed a tad too comfortable with regulation for Republican tastes, but he stridently opposed the bailout while she supported some form of intervention to avert another Great Depression. (She’s opposed to additional bailouts.) It can’t all come down to taxes, can it? The ‘Cuda’s record isn’t spotless there, either.

Some of this can be blamed on her being a good soldier during the campaign and trying to conform her message to Maverick’s, although of course that didn’t stop her from publicly disagreeing with him about ANWR and the federal marriage amendment — another big government, anti-federalist measure, albeit one which Huck also supports. The real difference, I think, is tone. Palin’s charm rests in her perceived authenticity whereas Huck’s guileless nice-guy persona is forever being undercut by sniping at Republican rivals and “innocent” misunderstandings that look suspiciously like sly, nasty attacks: The “Christian leader” ad, the musings about Jesus and Satan in Mormon doctrine, the press conference called to announce that he wouldn’t be airing a negative spot against Romney before promptly playing it for reporters. Above all, for a guy who’s famous for saying that he may be a conservative but he’s not mad about it, resentment figures heavily in his rhetoric: Class resentment, especially vis-a-vis Romney, political resentment at how Beltway Republicans have supposedly snubbed Christians, and even petty personal resentments about how colleagues like Palin have had an easier ride than he has. As likeable as he is onscreen, that bitterness and calculation is never far from my mind when I watch him.

But I digress. His suggestion that he and Palin are no different is false, but surely they’re not so different that one should be heralded as the second coming of Reagan while the other’s name is practically an epithet to huge swaths of our readership. Exit question: How’d that happen?


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HUCK IS AWESOME!

He was the best presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan.

All you bitter RomneyRINO’S are a bunch of morons.
Romney was a total fraud and a liberal.

If you are so stupid that you couldn’t figure that out yourself…you shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Romney would have lost in an EPIC LANDSLIDE DEFEAT.

The only one who ever had a chance at winning was Huck.

SaintOlaf on November 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM

As for destroying Romney, I don’t think that Mittens acted as anymore of an adult during the campaign than CHuckles did. Both should go back to the kiddies table and throw food at each other while the grownups discuss important matters.

Illinidiva on November 24, 2008 at 4:29 PM

true … Mitt is already flipping flopping on his piece in the NY Times about GM

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 4:31 PM

HUCK IS AWESOME!

He was the best presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan.

All you bitter RomneyRINO’S are a bunch of morons.
Romney was a total fraud and a liberal.

If you are so stupid that you couldn’t figure that out yourself…you shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Romney would have lost in an EPIC LANDSLIDE DEFEAT.

The only one who ever had a chance at winning was Huck.

SaintOlaf on November 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM

Is this reality?

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Has she signed up a gift registry to allow her supporters to purchase furnishings for her home? I think not. That’s a huge difference. I don’t think she is an opportunist and I know Huckabee is. He is a slime ball, she has some class.

bopbottle on November 24, 2008 at 4:36 PM

The only one who ever had a chance at winning was Huck.

SaintOlaf on November 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM

You Dream sir.

McCain was the closest thing moderate republicans could stomach after the Bush 8 years. Palin helped McCain as much as she could. Obama had too much going for him. Palin merely slowed him down because she was so new and refreshing in a party of Check Pants Country Club Republican Rinos. Huckabee would have been dead weight. He’s too folksy for his own good. Plus in a rebuilding year he insists on stabbing everyone in the back.

portlandon on November 24, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Is this reality?

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 4:32 PM

At first I thought it was sarcasm, but then I looked at the poster.. Very annoying CHuckles supporter, so he might be sincere.

Illinidiva on November 24, 2008 at 4:42 PM

God dammit Mike Huckabee. Sarah Palin and you are miles apart, for many reasons. Stop being such a baby.

gippergal1984 on November 24, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Huckabee could never win a national election – he was the media darling during the republican primary because of his boot-strap campaign, folksy personality and and anti-business economic views. Conservatives won’t vote for him because he can’t be trusted on economics and liberals because of his views on social issues.

Romney, who I supported, showed that he really doesn’t have the political skills to overcome the perception that he’s an opportunist who chamges his views depending on who he’s speaking to.

People need to get real – both these guys lost to McCain for a reason.

kcewa on November 24, 2008 at 5:02 PM

I am proud that I voted for Huckabee in the primaries. I think he would have done a lot better against Obama than McCain. I think he would have been able to beat him. His support of the FairTax is REAL Change we can believe in. The FairTax would be the biggest change our country has seen in decades. Not to mention he was opposed to the bailout which McCain showed no leadership on at all.

RightXBrigade on November 24, 2008 at 5:04 PM

It comes down to personality and public appeal, admittedly cosmetic considerations. That, and Huck’s been sort of a crybaby lately, and some people might have seen that coming.

Sarah just goes back to Alaska and tries to move on. Nice.

manwithblackhat on November 24, 2008 at 5:06 PM

As for destroying Romney, I don’t think that Mittens acted as anymore of an adult during the campaign than CHuckles did. Both should go back to the kiddies table and throw food at each other while the grownups discuss important matters.
Illinidiva on November 24, 2008 at 4:29 PM

*

Chuck Norris threw a tater tot at Kim Jong il. Nuff said?

marklmail on November 24, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I am proud that I voted for Huckabee in the primaries. I think he would have done a lot better against Obama than McCain. I think he would have been able to beat him. His support of the FairTax is REAL Change we can believe in. The FairTax would be the biggest change our country has seen in decades. Not to mention he was opposed to the bailout which McCain showed no leadership on at all.

RightXBrigade on November 24, 2008 at 5:04 PM

I’m thinking that he barely wins Arkansas if he is the nominee

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Huckabee’s theology is an evangelical version of Jeremiah Wright’s.

kcewa on November 24, 2008 at 5:22 PM

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 4:16 PM

She gave a good interview to IBD back in July where she addressed a lot of these questions about how she had to balance the cut backs in federal money with her state’s needs. The state coffers were full from oil revenue but the citizens of Alaska were suffering from oil prices which are higher in Alaska than anywhere else in the country.

You can hear the interview here.

ramrocks on November 24, 2008 at 5:29 PM

She gave a good interview to IBD back in July where she addressed a lot of these questions about how she had to balance the cut backs in federal money with her state’s needs. The state coffers were full from oil revenue but the citizens of Alaska were suffering from oil prices which are higher in Alaska than anywhere else in the country.

You can hear the interview here.

ramrocks on November 24, 2008 at 5:29 PM

thanks … its amazing how easy it is to find stuff like this yet people are content with the SNL Palin

oh … she gave that interview on my birthday too … nice

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 5:35 PM

I like Huck okay, but I’m a little disappointed by this statement. It sounds too much like Biden’s “she’s better looking than me” comment. Am I oversensitive, or is this kind of sexist?

Dee2008 on November 24, 2008 at 5:38 PM

HUCK IS AWESOME!

Huckabee is a religious intolerant bigot of the first order. At some point you guys are going to have to look around at the Mormon numbers and not just count on it.. especially if you court idiots like Huckabee.

Noelie on November 24, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Huckagee lost all creditability a long time ago. He whines more than my 10 year old

KBird on November 24, 2008 at 5:39 PM

He’s impeccably socially conservative

You’re joking.

jaime on November 24, 2008 at 5:48 PM

The only one who ever had a chance at winning was Huck.

SaintOlaf on November 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM

He won, a TV show.

Schadenfreude on November 24, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Huckabee just keeps trying to be relevant…

Buckeye Babe on November 24, 2008 at 6:06 PM

What’s the difference between Mike Huckabee and Tammy Faye Bakker?

Lipstick

Norwegian on November 24, 2008 at 6:07 PM

and if Palin wrote a book

All the book would have to be is a picture of the Palin family on the cover.

On page 1 a picture of Todd and a sentence or 2.
On page 2 a picture of Sarah and a sentence or 2.
On page 3 a picture of Track and a sentence or 2.
On page 4 a picture of Bristol and a sentence or 2.
On page 5 a picture of Willow and a sentence or 2.
On page 6 a picture of Piper and a sentence or 2.
On page 7 a picture of Trig and a sentence or 2.

I would pay $20 for a book like that.

cjs1943 on November 24, 2008 at 6:20 PM

I never realized that Huckabee’s State of Arkansas gave $1200 checks to each of its citizens every year, or that his State ran a surplus every year he was in office.

The thought of Huckabee hunting carabou in stilettoes had me in stitches! By the way, what do they hunt down in Arkansas, anyway? I know what they hunted when Bill Clinton was governor there, but I’d been given to understand that the permit rules were changed after he left office…

unclesmrgol on November 24, 2008 at 6:20 PM

It would have to be a book based on policy and her ideals for the future. She needs to forget about the past or she will be killed by the lefty networks. Hopefully she does this.. add a little bit of your story but contribute policy outlooks towards the future.

An Era of Hate on November 24, 2008 at 6:32 PM

The whole crew that showed up for the primaries was about worthless.

dpierson on November 24, 2008 at 6:32 PM

Huckabee is a phoney

bill30097 on November 24, 2008 at 6:37 PM

and her last name isn’t Huckabilly

stormin1961 on November 24, 2008 at 6:47 PM

Huckabee is the answer to the question that nobody wanted to be asked.

His Jerry Springeresque monologues on his show are unbearable. His audience reaction is a forced clapping like the Ron Popeil Ronco Spaghetti roasting juicer knives infomercials.

Is his 30 minutes of fame over yet?

portlandon on November 24, 2008 at 6:51 PM

30 thousand comedians out of work and this jerk applies for a job.

Wade on November 24, 2008 at 7:25 PM

HUCK IS AWESOME!

He was the best presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan.

All you bitter RomneyRINO’S are a bunch of morons.
Romney was a total fraud and a liberal.

If you are so stupid that you couldn’t figure that out yourself…you shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Romney would have lost in an EPIC LANDSLIDE DEFEAT.

The only one who ever had a chance at winning was Huck.

SaintOlaf on November 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM
Is this reality?

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 4:32 PM

No, it’s Axelturfing.

Huck still doesn’t quite understand the whole likablility thing.

Sarah Palin is likeable.

Huck isn’t.

Sarah Palin presents herself as one of us, one of the people.

Huck presented himself as The Christian Leader.

The way Sarah presents herself gives one the feeling that she’s someone who shares the values of the majority of Americans from across all social, political, racial, etc…spectrums.

Huck kind comes off as the kind of guy who wants this country to be a sort of Christian version of Iran.

At least that’s the impression given by his supporters here. Then again, even money says most of them are Axelturfers, and not to be taken seriously as their “concerned Christian” stance is but a canard.

Another difference, Track Palin’s off in the Gulf serving his country, Mike’s got a kid who strangles cats.

Speaks volumes about the character of their parents.

SuperCool on November 24, 2008 at 7:32 PM

Huckabee will win 2012. He relates to many demographics. Hell, the guy got 48% of the black vote in ARKANSAS! Place your bets now for 2012 while you can still get good odds. I did.

marklmail on November 24, 2008 at 7:41 PM

As a former Baptist preacher, he should remember the references in the Bible to “coveting”…

Gohawgs on November 24, 2008 at 7:44 PM

This retard is out of his ever loving mind.Huchabee do the country and the party a big favor.Just shut your pie hole and just go away far far away out were the buses don,t even run.

thmcbb on November 24, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Exit question: How’d that happen?

You answered the question in talking about the Huck verbal sniping machine.

I try to like the guy, but he just comes off as such a jerk whenever he gets the opportunity.

His failure to take responsibility for the release from prison of a rapist, who went on to murder someone, doesn’t help either. Whether it was the legislature that was responsible or not, him owning up to his lobbying for the prisoner’s release would have gone a long way. Instead, the buck stops with someone else.

Hawkins1701 on November 24, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Huckabee

Booooooooooooooooo!

Huckabee

Boooooooooooooooo again, I say!

Huckabee

Just go away!

Huckabee

…That’s it; I’m voting libertarian!

Tzetzes on November 24, 2008 at 8:17 PM

my husband and i used to live in arkansas. this man ruined the educational system there. there are school children busing 1 1/2 hrs every day due to his bonehead ideas. he once said he was “called” to be a preacher. i guess he got a return “call” and was told to run for governor then president. Hmmmmmm.
sour grapes….dude!
even repubs can’t help hatin on Sarah….jealousy is a terrible thing.

sandlin71 on November 24, 2008 at 8:59 PM

Huckabee will win 2012. He relates to many demographics. Hell, the guy got 48% of the black vote in ARKANSAS! Place your bets now for 2012 while you can still get good odds. I did.

marklmail on November 24, 2008 at 7:41 PM

Sorry, I AM what is supposedly the Huckster’s core demographic- social conservative, male, evangelical Christian, Southerner, veteran, gun owner….

I voted for McCain with disgust but had Huckabee been at the top of the ticket I would have stayed home entirely.

highhopes on November 24, 2008 at 9:04 PM

How do we know that Palin looks better in stiletto heals than Huckabee? I demand an empircal test with data to prove or disprove this hypothesis.

adagioforstrings on November 24, 2008 at 9:30 PM

This dude is the biggest whiner I have ever witnessed in my life

joey24007 on November 24, 2008 at 9:35 PM

How can we miss Huck if he won’t go away?

As long as he’s gonna stick around, Hannity needs a new disreputable Lib to replace Colmes. Huck already has a FOX contract. Two birds…

sulla on November 24, 2008 at 10:02 PM

Huck is such a bitter whiner its pathetic…hes a lamer version of Al Gore…all we need is for him to make a 2 hour documentary about religion while constantly whining about how he didnt get a charity nomination……GO AWAY!

Conservator23 on November 24, 2008 at 10:03 PM

Okay I am beginning to think Huck is a bit of a bastard…Good Job Sir!

Dritanian on November 24, 2008 at 10:47 PM

Once again, Huck slams a ‘fellow’ Republican. She should demand an immediate apology.

Huck is a slick sheister. The exact opposite of Palin. Maybe she should sue for defamation?

TechieNotTrekkie on November 24, 2008 at 10:49 PM

TechieNotTrekkie on November 24, 2008 at 10:49 PM

Only Huck and his acolytes are “true Republicans” — just ask them — so Huck is merely slamming a GOP wannabe poseur.

Being slammed by Huckabee is a bit like being named Olby’s “word person in the world” for a day: a badge of honor from a dishonorable cur. I imagine Palin looks at the source, shrugs, and gets on with her pretty darn good life.

sulla on November 24, 2008 at 11:18 PM

re: SuperCool “Another difference, Track Palin’s off in the Gulf serving his country, Mike’s got a kid who strangles cats.”

ALLEGEDLY! I was going to write that this information might put off any possible PUMA support, but it appears that he allegedly strangles DOGS not cats:

“One issue likely to get attention is his handling of a sensitive family matter: allegations that one of his sons was involved in the hanging of a stray dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998. The incident led to the dismissal of David Huckabee, then 17, from his job as a counselor at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Ark”

adagioforstrings on November 24, 2008 at 11:31 PM

appears that he allegedly strangles DOGS not cats:

Had it been cats, I might have been able to excuse it. I mean…they’re cats.

But DOGS? No forgiveness.

sulla on November 24, 2008 at 11:33 PM

However, mixing metaphors, the dog story seems to be something of a red herring. In the rest of the article, it appears that the Huckster has his own troopergate scandal:

“But John Bailey, then the director of Arkansas’s state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabee’s chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor’s request. Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabee’s Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyer’s intervention as improper and terminated the conversation. Seven months later, he was called into Huckabee’s office and fired. “I’ve lost confidence in your ability to do your job,” Bailey says Huckabee told him. One reason Huckabee cited was “I couldn’t get you to help me with my son when I had that problem,” according to Bailey. “Without question, [Huckabee] was making a conscious attempt to keep the state police from investigating his son,” says I. C. Smith, the former FBI chief in Little Rock, who worked closely with Bailey and called him a “courageous” and “very solid” professional.”

adagioforstrings on November 24, 2008 at 11:34 PM

re: kcewa “Romney, who I supported, showed that he really doesn’t have the political skills to overcome the perception that he’s an opportunist who chamges his views depending on who he’s speaking to.”

I believe that Romney was portrayed as a Republican John Kerry…not certain who should be more insulted by the comparison, but I’ll be generous to a fellow elephant & say Romney.

adagioforstrings on November 24, 2008 at 11:46 PM

Chuckle-bee pontificating that the only reason he occupied a lower rung on the GOP political ladder, has something to do with women’s footwear?

Brilliant.

realitycheck on November 25, 2008 at 12:19 AM

[apacalyps peeks through the door] Aw, look at all the “faux-cons” driving the Republican party even further away from its base of the hard-working middle class. Now apparently painting solid southern Christians Republicans as evil. [Leaning out the door] Ignorance is bliss; they are having a blizzard, leave them alone [apacalyps closes door].

apacalyps on November 25, 2008 at 12:35 AM

Exit question: How’d that happen?

I think the answers are simple, Huckabee uses religion as a weapon. He wields that weapon to his advantage to seek and destroy his enemies. He did it to Romney. Palin may be next.

The next problem is Sarah serves the citizens of Alaska with a servant’s heart. Her desire to serve the people is genuine, it is real and it radiates from deep inside her.

I cannot say I ever sensed this servant’s heart in Huckabee. He was all about destroying the enemy.

I had the pleasure of seeing Sarah live and in person twice and I met Mike Huckabee once. It was no contest.

Just watching each one walk into the room, it really was no contest.

Sarah’s eyes and smile lit up the stadiums. She immediately made a bee line towards the children, the elderly and those in soldier’s uniforms or veteran’s gear. She even stayed for a very long time on both occasions to hold the babies, sign the autographs and thank the American soldier in uniform. She often spoke of your life, your goals and your dreams and how she wanted to make it better.

Huckabee on the other hand, preached at is about how awful the direction America was moving. Then chatted for just a moment with the important looking men in the room and left.

Clearly Huckabee was not a man interested in serving the people. In fact, I cannot say that I have actually ever heard him speak of serving the people. Huckabee spoke about himself way more than he should have and nothing about the people he wanted to serve. This is not the type of man that I want to be a president.

The election primaries were about one thing for Mike Huckabee and that was getting himself elected. That works sometimes. ie…See Barack Obama.

For Palin, it was about getting John McCain elected and then using whatever she had left to serve the people by helping the disadvantaged children, helping supply this hungry country with it’s energy supply and protecting and keeping her fellow Americans safe.

Tell me you see that out of Mike Huckabee. It just is not there. Maybe a long time ago, when he was a preacher that was there, it just is not anymore. At least, I cannot see it and I have no more interest in giving Huckabee a chance to show it.

kcarpenter on November 25, 2008 at 12:42 AM

What an ass.

Oathkeeper216 on November 25, 2008 at 12:43 AM

He used to be a preacher, right? He reminds me soooooo much of the protestant preachers on Sunday morning television that it’s really kind of creepy to me. I was raised in a protestant home (never went for it, became Catholic as an adult) and I have nothing against them per se, plus I voted for Huckabee in the primary…….but it’s creepy to me. He seems much more suited for the pulpit than the President, don’t you think? He’s a preacher and that’s how I will always see him.

gocatholic on November 25, 2008 at 2:44 AM

Huckaphoney. Not much better than McCain

darwin-t on November 25, 2008 at 5:44 AM

HUCK IS AWESOME!

Not!

He reminds me of a sleezy gameshow host.

gdonovan on November 25, 2008 at 6:13 AM

As an outsider looking in, Huckabee is a tosser (but his Chuck Norris ad made me laugh). You guys surely can do better than that. (Mind you Americans just voted in Obama, but hey, you know what I mean.

saint on November 25, 2008 at 7:05 AM

Is Mr. chuckabee under the impression that trashing Romney, and then Palin will win him the admiration of base conservatives? I’m with whoever it was that said they voted for McCain because of Palin, (since Romney got screwed by the Chuckster and McCain) and if Chuckabee had been the nominee I would have stayed home. He sets my teeth on edge.

anniekc on November 25, 2008 at 7:47 AM

The Huckster is just as much of a RINO as McCain was. He shouldn’t embarrass himself by comparing himself to Palin.

wildcat84 on November 25, 2008 at 8:04 AM

Chuck Norris threw a tater tot at Kim Jong il. Nuff said?

marklmail on November 24, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Chuck Norris could KILL someone with a well thrown tater tot.

Red State State of Mind on November 25, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Uh, Huckabee is another RINO. His actual record says it all.

dogsoldier on November 25, 2008 at 9:41 AM

Yo, Huckster: Even were it true, that would make her a superior messenger.

EconomicNeocon on November 25, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Chuck Norris could KILL someone with a well thrown tater tot.

Red State State of Mind on November 25, 2008 at 8:52 AM

They say that underneath Chuck Norris’ beard there is no chin. Only another fist.

BKennedy on November 25, 2008 at 10:16 AM

Huck needs to just ride off in the sunset and dissapear.

Rick007 on November 25, 2008 at 11:24 AM

I don’t think that insulting Palin in a pseudo-fun way is going to help him endear himself to conservatives who love Palin. And conservatives don’t like her…they love her.

latinchic on November 25, 2008 at 12:37 PM

I voted for Huckabee in the primaries and am proud of it. That said, he has made himself a polarising figure in the party by being too argumentative, something that Sarah Palin has not done (thus far, at least).

I am bored by the Huck vs. Romney talk. Both are talented in their own way, and both will be necessary to help rebuild. Romney has real executive skills. Huckabee has media skills, something I think most people here underestimate. Palin started losing ground with people after her disastrous interviews with Gibson and Couric. She flubbed several questions that she should not have, and she has a tendency to prattle on too much which makes her sound less knowledgable than she really is. If she’s to re-emerge for 2012, she needs serious media training, and she needs a staff that is worth more than a dog turd (I refer to whoever let her be interviewed in front of turkeys being slaughtered, even though lib hissyfits are ridiculous she should never have allowed that).

zmrzlina on November 25, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Huck only was able to hang around the primaries because he cracked a few jokes and had a nice personality

stick to the tv show dude

joey24007 on November 25, 2008 at 1:15 PM

There’s another difference. Gov. Palin isn’t the tax-increasing socialist that Gov. Huckabee is.

LFRGary on November 25, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Huckafuck, like McCain, is backstabber, fragger, turncoat and a LOSER. Judecca is waiting for the both of them.

Hyperpole perhaps, but we won’t let RINOs drive the boat anymore.

thebrokenrattle on November 25, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Huckabee is a douche-bag attention-whore that throws Repubs under the bus to make himself look good. F*ck him!

thebronze on November 25, 2008 at 3:48 PM

We already have an inept, easily-led President and we have another one just like him waiting in the wings – what in the world do y’all want Huck for? Reenforcements?

Venusian Visitor on November 25, 2008 at 3:51 PM

HUCK IS AWESOME!

He was the best presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan.

All you bitter RomneyRINO’S are a bunch of morons.
Romney was a total fraud and a liberal.

If you are so stupid that you couldn’t figure that out yourself…you shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Romney would have lost in an EPIC LANDSLIDE DEFEAT.

The only one who ever had a chance at winning was Huck.

SaintOlaf on November 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM

Now that is funny!

What do you do when you aren’t pretending you’re a saint? Talk about religious delusions.

I voted for McCain because of Palin but even she couldn’t have gotten my vote for the small minded, mean mouthed, Arkansas bigot.

Lynn2008 on November 25, 2008 at 4:34 PM

I used to like Huck. He’s starting to get on my nerves…

BiasedGirl on November 25, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Funny how of all the candidates only 1 writes a book trashing the others, and it’s the Pastor in Chief.

hanzblinx on November 25, 2008 at 5:14 PM

I can never forgive the Huckster for his shenanigans that led to McCain getting the nomination. For someone who purports to be a conservative, he inflicted a moderate on the base…the only thing that kept McCain from a total blowout loss was Sarah…

golfer1 on November 25, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Take notice of who all the “contenders” are trying to pull down to their level. They are all talking about Palin or not talking at all. Palin isn’t talking about any of them. A couple more years of running a state under budget, making natural resources more affordable to the U.S. population, and raining money on her constituents from what was left over after the state was taken care of and she is going to be the one to beat.

Hog Wild on November 25, 2008 at 6:06 PM

SaintOlaf is a hucking shill.

Geochelone on November 25, 2008 at 8:30 PM

I get the sense – not just here but in every thread I read – that there a lotta people out there who don’t understand the problem.

Your religious freedoms do not mean a thing to the Feds. The people who are running things want nice atheists without any strong principles that will cause them to ask questions or rock the boat. And they don’t like you to have guns, either. That’s double-plus undiversity.

The Feds aced the Branch Davidians in Waco and lied like fools, all nicely covered up by the Ministry of Tru – er, news media. The same news media that gave you Obama and McCain to choose from. Whatever your religious persuasion, you are next. And no minister is going to save you from that fate. We need a strong and capable political leader with enormous charisma to have even a chance of living in a world we will recognize ten years from now.

Venusian Visitor on November 25, 2008 at 9:44 PM

huckabee is a nice guy. But his whining in a friendly way makes him look aweful. Makes him look small. Makes him look petty, trite and well…..unworthy of the highest office in the land.

I’m glad he didnt get the nomination and saddened that a class act smart guy like Romney didn’t get the nod because of him.

But..we move forward. (not withstanding any more ‘wah wah’s’ from gov huck).

Handel on November 25, 2008 at 11:42 PM

I love it—notice the huge number of posts whenever Huck is mentioned.

Hmmmmm….

same for Sarah.

Hmmmmmmm……

The GOP needs G-O-D or else it is D.O.A

ignore the religious right and seal your doom

John The Baptist on November 26, 2008 at 12:49 AM

the only thing that kept McCain from a total blowout loss was Sarah…
indeed

but it wasn’t Huck who hurt anything—the damage done in the primaries was not on his side–he got more votes than everybody but Mccain remember?

John The Baptist on November 26, 2008 at 12:51 AM

Funny how of all the candidates only 1 writes a book trashing the others, and it’s the Pastor in Chief.

hanzblinx on November 25, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Excellent point!

You lost preacher man–now SHUT UP!

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 1:18 AM

Huckabee is a douche-bag attention-whore that throws Repubs under the bus to make himself look good. F*ck him!

thebronze on November 25, 2008 at 3:48 PM

One of the BEST descriptions of Widdle Huckie, EVER!

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 1:29 AM

If she’s to re-emerge for 2012, she needs serious media training, and she needs a staff that is worth more than a dog turd (I refer to whoever let her be interviewed in front of turkeys being slaughtered, even though lib hissyfits are ridiculous she should never have allowed that).

zmrzlina on November 25, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Simple Sarah is a turd then. She herself was asked if that setting was okay and she herself said “no worries”! This woman lacks the judgment and substance to EVER be VP or Pres!

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 1:50 AM

Nix on Huck, nix on Palin – are there any Republican sorts that you like, Shelby?

Venusian Visitor on November 26, 2008 at 2:04 AM

How do we know that Palin looks better in stiletto heals than Huckabee? I demand an empircal test with data to prove or disprove this hypothesis.

adagioforstrings on November 24, 2008 at 9:30 PM

LOL !!! If Huckie looks better in the stiletto heals, good for him! At least he’ll have ONE POSITIVE THING GOING FOR HIM!

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 2:17 AM

Nix on Huck, nix on Palin – are there any Republican sorts that you like, Shelby?

Venusian Visitor on November 26, 2008 at 2:04 AM

Absolutely VV! Mitt Romney, the man of excellent family morals and high intelligence who could have won this election against Obama! Thanks for asking, VV.

Romney poses bigger threat to Obama”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/romney-poses-bigger-threa_b_102262.html

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 2:21 AM

Huckabee

Booooooooooooooooo!

Huckabee

Boooooooooooooooo again, I say!

Huckabee

Just go away!

Huckabee

…That’s it; I’m voting libertarian!

Tzetzes on November 24, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Right on, Tzetzes! I STILL like you a lot! ;-)

That video you posted months ago of Widdle Huckie saying God was helping him win in the primaries, is pure GOLD. I’ve posted it often. THANK YOU for that and for your great posts!

Huckabee: “Divine Providence Helps My Poll Numbers”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSQNSlUUoOc&feature=related

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 2:32 AM

But I digress. His suggestion that he and Palin are no different is false, but surely they’re not so different that one should be heralded as the second coming of Reagan while the other’s name is practically an epithet to huge swaths of our readership. Exit question: How’d that happen?

Offhand, I’d say it’s a question of sincerity vs. naked pandering, or at least the perceptions thereof.

Cylor on November 26, 2008 at 5:06 AM

If you do an anagram of SaintOlaf you get some pretty interesting results; Loaf Stain or Anal Foist seem to be the most apropos.

electric-rascal on November 26, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Offhand, I’d say it’s a question of sincerity vs. naked pandering, or at least the perceptions thereof.

Cylor on November 26, 2008 at 5:06 AM

Well, depending on who’s doing the naked pandering, I…oh, forget it.

Snowed In on November 26, 2008 at 8:55 AM

Simple Sarah is a turd then. She herself was asked if that setting was okay and she herself said “no worries”! This woman lacks the judgment and substance to EVER be VP or Pres!

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 1:50 AM

At time she was asked that question when no turkey’s were being killed. The cameraman had to make an effort to shift the camera angle to the right to get the killing. Palin wasn’t centered for the shot which is common practice when you are interviewed by the press.

Oh god, Don’t tell me this nut Shelby posted a huff link…. OMG.. It explains a lot. (just another mindless liberal)

An Era of Hate on November 26, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Shelby, by critisizing Palin and using a Huff-Po (!) column to pump Romney, you have basically eliminated Romney as an acceptable nominee for me in 2012. Thanks!

My criteria for eliminating a 2012 nominee: Anyone who critizises other GOP conservatives or anyone getting positive coverage in the nutty left press. Results so far:

Huckabee
Romney
Crist
Sanford

Norwegian on November 26, 2008 at 10:46 AM

Norwegian on November 26, 2008 at 10:46 AM

BS! You were never for Romney in the first place.

Let’s hear your BS take on the following article!

McCain and Romney, now that’s the ticket

By Marie Jon

http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/jon/080820

Shelby on November 26, 2008 at 1:30 PM

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