Thursday, March 3, 2011
Doing the Huck
In a radio interview, former Arkansas Gov. and erstwhile Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee posited that President Obama's liberal views differ from most Americans because he grew up in Kenya. Later the Fox commentator, through a spokesman, admitted that he misspoke, the president having been raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. Of course Mr. Obama's father was from Kenya but, as is well-known except among the willfully ignorant, Obama didn't set in Kenya until he was 20. Huckabee, I believe, was obviously pandering to the Republican base, many of whom fall in the category of the aforementioned willfully ignorant, birthers and assorted other numbnuts, who question whether Obama was actually born in the United States.