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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Huckster Blog

Posted By on Tue, Jul 4, 2006 at 8:14 PM

An anonymous blogger -- perhaps from Buffalo, perhaps not -- has been touting The Huckster's campaign for president for some time now. The Hucksterites claim he's an independent voice. Perhaps. But they make sure he gets all the details of The Huckster's travels. So it's a good site to watch for his president peregrinations. Today, you have all the details of some coming Iowa appearances. Also, a treatise on how Huckabee is going to be in synch with the Wal-Mart voter.

We noticed this, however in the essay on The Huckster and the Wal-Mart shopper:

2) Wal-Mart voters are typically lower-middle-class – Mike Huckabee grew up the same way in Hope, Arkanas (yes, that Hope). He tells a story about how he had to learn how to sit at the head table when he became Governor. “I have more in common with the folks in the kitchen than at the head table,” he says.

How many Wal-Mart voters who've made no more than $75,000 a year can buy a $500,000 house, as The Huckster is about to do? How many of them have been given shares in radio broadcasting companies for no better reason than the office they hold? How many of them have fleets of cars, trucks and jets to fly at no cost; servants to clean their houses and cook their meals; supporters to pay for trips for their kids; PACs to hire their family; etc. How many of them have been given tens of thousands in free clothes, food and furniture by wealthy benefactors? Spare us the po' boy routine. The Huckster may have come from humble stock and risen far, but he's acquired a taste for the velvet robes. It shows, not to his benefit.

 

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