The Huckleberry Shuffle

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Huckleberry Huckabee was interviewed on “The Today Show” this morning and presented his first performance of what might be called the Huckleberry Shuffle. On the subject of Iraq, he faulted the Bush administration for being too timid, too stingy, and not sufficiently bloodthirsty (He is and “evangelical,” after all). He said he would have been in favor of using “overwhelming force, not underwhelming force,” which is how he described what has gone on in Iraq over the past four-and-a-half years.

He next claimed to be anti-establishment (!!!)by claiming that “Wall Street” and “D.C.” oppose him as an outsider. Unlike Hillary, who once claimed to have made a hundred grand overnight in the commodities markets by reading the Wall Street Journal, The Man from Hope (Arkansas) must not read the Journal. If he did, he would know that the paper’s editorial board has been urging the use of more and more military force throughout the entire Middle East for years. He’s their kinda guy: an imperialistic warmonger who drapes himself in the flag and the Bible in order to con the public.

Finally, he said that what really motivates him to become president is the opportunity to help the children and the poor, as he claims to have done in Arkansas.

7:46 am on December 19, 2007