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Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Gossip mongering

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2006 at 1:24 PM

[image-1]It's back to Wonkette, with more Mike Huckabee commentary today. This is pretty interesting stuff, though thoroughly unsubstantiated. It suggests his daughter Sarah (shown in this photo with her mother and who, last we heard, had a job in the federal Education Department) is heading back to Arkansas to raise money for his 2008 presidential campaign. The Wonkette rumor says:

[H]er father is deeply worried about fundraising in his home state and is officially holding off anouncing his run for President until 2007 (tentative date is February 1st or so). The reason is, according to Sarah, is that Mike is worried that if he anounces a run for President before he leaves office the Arkansans will turn on him; he has been keeping a watchful eye on the Hutchinson campaign as an indicator on his own chances in the greater scheme.

Why is she going back? Because she told her father she is ready to speak on his behalf in Arkansas and after months of prepping with a team of speechwriters from Little Rock and some folks from NGA to sharpen her public appearence. She’ll be turned loose as the official sweet-n-innocent face of the Huckabee down-home campaign.

We asked the governor's office for a comment on this. But since we are still waiting for a response to our FOI request on an office news release distributed publicly but not posted on its website at the time we inquired, we're not really expecting a return call. On the other hand, the governor boasted to a Democrat-Gazette editorial writer about how he has answered our questions. That number, governor, is 375-2985. Or arktimes@arktimes.com Operators will be standing by.

Meanwhile, anybody else know about Sarah's putative new job?

UPDATE: A tipster says she's indeed back in Arkansas and should appear as a salaried worker on the next report on the PAC, whatever PAC that might be. He has at least two.

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