Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Since Mike Huckabee took off for LA early in the day today to film the Tonight Show with Jay Leno – didn’t want any foreign policy questions, apparently, at events he did attend today – I’m free to check out other candidates this evening. (Thanks to a local reader for sending a sign welcoming Huck on the writers' picket line in Hollywood.) I’ll probably go see Edwards, who has his own musical event with John Mellencamp. I’m not especially keen to hear yet another rendition of that song they always play on Chevy ads, but Edwards is reputed to have a pretty good stump speech.
But catching up from last night: I also went to the Huckabee-Norris love fest that Jay wrote about last night. I think Jay's right on about the Wallace-style populism we saw there, though I would emphasize that in many respects Huckabee's call to the masses is incredibly two-faced. Not so much when it comes to the Guns, God and Gays stuff – he's all too serious there – but the rhetoric he offers when discussing his economic policy is a bald-faced lie.
Read on the jump for more on this.
When I say "lie," I'm thinking mainly of the regressive FairTax policy he adopted ad hoc and decided to run with. (See here for a pithy dismantling of the idea that the government should be charging a national sales tax.)
The people behind the FairTax have their own bus. They were canvassing at the event. Why Huckabee has fallen for this is beyond me.
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