Cringe alert! Mike Huckabee in stilettos

Yes…that could be Huck’s next campaign poster. Since election day, failed GOP contender and true-blue (or is that red?) evangelical, Mike Huckabee, has been settling some scores, as this TIME magazine piece on his new book shows.
Now it has gotten ugly. In the latest New Yorker, Huckabee tells Lauren Collins he was a bit cheesed that McCain picked Sarah Palin over him:

“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.”


Well, if Huck gets some hair plugs and a new wardrobe, perhaps he can do better next time. After all, a Gallup poll of GOP voters posted by Mark Silk shows Huckabee a close third among preferred candidates for 2012, behind Mitt Romney and, of course, everyone’s favorite No. 1, the divine Miss Palin. Then again, these voters probably don’t go in for cross-dressers, so Huck may want to be careful. Oh, and the sexism thing could be dodgy, too. (And here I thought it was a problem of the liberal media elite.)
Hat Tip: Sarah Pulliam at CT

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posted November 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Mike Huckabee had to work on a next-to-nil budget in his campaign; he won’t have to do that in 2012. Will be interesting to see how a Mike-with-money performs in the primaries…
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Heather Harvey

posted November 26, 2008 at 6:57 am

I think Huckabee is wonderful and a great speaker. I’m partial to Palin because she lives what she believes. I’m not saying that Huckabee doesn’t but as a woman who is Prolife you can’t demonstrate to me your conviction more than she has in her own life. She also has done some great work here in Alaska with negotiations with the oil companies and working with both parties.

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posted November 30, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Well..I voted for Huckabee in the Primary. He was the Only one I Truly trusted.
Then when he didn’t make it to the Last Act so to speak, I was saddened to think I Had to vote for McCain..that was Until Palin. She is what sold me for McCain..Before she came Potential VP, I was Truly Uninspired by Any of the Candidates left to choose from.Pro-Life has Always been an Important Issue for me.
The Future’s gonna have a Really Interesting Possibilities.

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William Trent

posted December 5, 2008 at 8:28 am

If Governor “You Betcha” Palin is the best the GOP can come up with in 2012, I imagine that she’ll do well to get 30% of the vote. Most people don’t care for willfully ignorant religious/political extremists.
If only H.L. Mencken were here to say a few words about Wilderness Woman…

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