This one explodes right over the libertarian/social con fault line. The battle is joined, my friends; let all who defendeth the booty shorts call me “brother.”

Q: I read that you’re against miniskirts.
A: If a person dresses provocatively, they’re calling attention — maybe not the most desirable kind — to private parts of their body.

Q: What about a burka?
A: No, that hides everything. I think a person’s hair, arms, shoulders, legs are an appropriate display of who they are. I want people to be attracted to me because they find me interesting, not because I’m wearing something…well, I doubt I own anything provocative.

Thus ends the age of Huckabee-mania. Well, actually, no: the other likely VP candidate, assuming he doesn’t win the nomination himself, is Mitt. Huckabee might actually be the more libertarian option on this point.

Might as well give him some free press, then.