From the Los Angeles Times:
DES MOINES — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was a guest Wednesday on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — though he seemed earlier in the day not to know that he would be crossing a picket line to appear.
Huckabee flew from Iowa to make the appearance, a day before the state’s first-in-the- nation caucuses. The candidate made no mention of the Writers Guild strike during his appearance and instead joked about having lived in a “triple-wide” trailer when he was governor of Arkansas. The amateur musician also played his guitar in Leno’s band.
Strike supporters outside the NBC studios carried signs calling Huckabee a scab. One read: “Huckabee you can’t deny this cross.”
The Leno show is among those being struck by the Writers Guild of America.
Until Wednesday, the show had been off the air since the strike began in November.
Democratic candidates have vowed to honor the writers’ picket line.
Earlier Wednesday, Huckabee, while campaigning in Iowa, said he did not believe he would be crossing a picket line to appear with Leno because he thought writers had settled their differences with the late-night shows.
“My understanding is that there was a special arrangement made for the late-night shows, and the writers have made this agreement to let the late-night shows to come back on, so I don’t anticipate that it’s crossing a picket line,” Huckabee told journalists.
When reporters noted that the writers settled with only Letterman’s show, Huckabee protested: “But my understanding is there’s a sort of dispensation given to the late-night shows, is that right?”
Huckabee added that he supports the writers, “unequivocally, absolutely.”
“They’re dead right on this one,” he said.
Hmmmm. He didn’t believe he would be crossing a picket line, and with Scabster Huckleberry, we know it’s all about the belief. Let’s see, we have a guy who:
1. was a governor
2. apparently doesn’t read newspapers
From the Carpetbagger Report:
If I were to pick the one moment when it was absolutely clear that Mike Huckabee has no idea what he’s talking about on matters of foreign policy, it’d be Dec. 4, when he seriously flubbed a question about the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran.
A few days later, on MSNBC, Huckabee tried to rationalize his ignorance, saying, “It is a situation where a report was released at 10:00 in the morning, the president hadn’t seen it in four years and I’m supposed to see it four hours later.”
The report was released on Monday morning. Huckabee was asked about it on Tuesday night. In between, the report was the single biggest news story in the world, on the front page of every newspaper, and the lead story in every news broadcast. Huckabee had no idea.
3. is not very good at geography
From Gulf News:
Huckabee also talked about how much he worried about Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf failing to control his country’s “eastern borders near Afghanistan”. I’m sure I need not remind Gulf News readers that Afghanistan is west of Pakistan.
4. and who has a direct hotline to heaven
From National Review Online:
STUDENT: Recent polls show you surging… What do you attribute this surge to?
HUCKABEE: There’s only one explanation for it, and it’s not a human one. It’s the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of five thousand people. (Applause) That’s the only way that our campaign can be doing what it’s doing. And I’m not being facetious nor am I trying to be trite. There literally are thousands of people across this country who are praying that a little will become much, and it has. And it defies all explanation, it has confounded the pundits. And I’m enjoying every minute of them trying to figure it out, and until they look at it, from a, just experience beyond human, they’ll never figure it out. And it’s probably just as well. That’s honestly why it’s happening.
Any of you kids reminded of someone else…..?
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