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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Palin envy

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Do I detect a little here in Mike Huckabee's remarks?

“What John McCain did for her was to give her the capacity to sort of leapfrog over the process and get right to the center stage,” he said at a breakfast with reporters this morning. “By naming her (his running mate) he was able to put her in a position where she did [not] have to go through the bruising process of the primaries. Many of us had been out there for 15 months … she walks into the hot spotlight and she’s a blank slate nobody knows so Republicans are fired up.”

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Huckabee’s comments on Palin, a possible rival for the 2012 Republican nomination, suggest some jealously [sic]. “She didn’t have to go through any the debates, she didn’t have to go through the primaries, she didn’t have to have people pick her or pick someone else against her. State parties did not have to divide from one to 12 ways over her. So it was a remarkable ability for her to come in at a level that is an extraordinary benefit to her.”

He continued: “So will she be part of the future? Of course she will, for the simple reason that she is one of the few people who played at that stage who didn’t have to get bloodied in the process.”

Poor, pitiful Mike. Nobody has to work as hard as he does to get freebies and attention.

ALSO: Still more harsh commentary for Huck on his comment that gay people haven't suffered enough to deserve civil rights. American Prospect recognizes a racial wedge play when it sees it. Queerty offers Huck remediation in the sad record of violence against people on account of their sexual orientation. It's worse because he knows better. I wonder what some of his former staff members think of his pandering to sexual bigots, apparently believed to be the great hope of the future for the Republican Party. A talk show host and former fan was disappointed to see Huck put his foot in his mouth, an occasion on which the former fan also learned Huck had once equated gay marriage with animal marriage. The Human Rights Campaign recalled the beastiality crack, his suggestion about locking up HIV sufferers and other remarks in labeling him a "mouthpiece for homophobia."

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