By Gary P Jackson
A couple of days ago Mike Huckabee, who had the brilliant idea that he could take on Rush Limbaugh in a battle for radio supremacy, trashed Bristol Palin, claiming she “stood him up” for an interview on his show.
One of the things he did, after falsely claiming Bristol was booked on his show, was declare her “fair game.” Evidently meaning she was fair game for all the hate he and his 10 or 12 listeners can muster.
By now, one would think anyone attacking a Palin, any Palin, would make sure they had their facts straight, because the Palins have no problem setting the record straight. And more people will hear their response than the person who made the original remarks.
As it turns out, it was Huckabee’s own inept staff who dropped the ball. While discussions about her appearing on the show did happen, no date was ever set. You can bet that the interview will never happen now!
Take it away Bristol:
Mike Huckabee, the Scold
Yesterday, I was at Track’s house for his last night in town before he deploys back to Afghanistan. That’s where I got an e-mail explaining that Mike Huckabee had just told his radio audience that he was very disappointed in me. Here’s what he said:
We had earlier in the hour that Bristol Palin would be joining us about a new reality t.v. show that she’s going to be doing.
And apparently, she just didn’t show up.
So guess what? I don’t guess we’ll be watching tomorrow when her new show lines up.
He goes on to say that he doesn’t believe children of politicians deserve to be criticized for their parents’ decisions. He regrets his own children have suffered for his own choices as a politician.
There’s a different story once the child decides, “Hey, I like this spotlight. I like the limelight. I want to have more of it,” then, you know, they become fair game.
Then they are there by their own choice and their own volition. So if you go on Dancing with the Stars, or go on a lecture tour, or do a reality show, then, all bets are off…
He continues by saying he didn’t think David Letterman was fair to me during the 2008 campaign. However:
I hope she’s ready for it, because now it’ll come not because of what her mother chose to do but because she’s said, “Hey, I want to be in the spotlight“.
I understand Gov. Huckabee has a huge challenge creating a radio show he wants as the alternative to Rush Limbaugh. I understand he wants to fill his show with a little controversy – and what better way than to create headlines telling the world he now considers me “fair game.”
However, does he really believe I don’t understand what it’s like to be “fair game?” Anyone who’s seen this blog – or the newspapers or the television – knows I’ve been through quite a bit of media speculation, ridicule, scorn. I’ve been writing about my own political ideas and have been “fair game” in my comments sections. I’ve also defended myself from vile comments from leftists like Bill Maher. Is Mike Huckabee joining into that scorn supposed to intimidate me?
You’ve got to actually listen to it, to get the full effect of his scolding tone.
(Warning: it might make you feel like you’ve been caught smoking in the high school bathroom!)
I would’ve considered it an honor to talk to his viewers about my show, my experience of single motherhood, and what a wonderful little boy Tripp is.
But the fact is, his people didn’t schedule my appearance. I’d said I’d do the show, I sent them my phone number, and they apparently neglected to schedule a time. Of course, mix-ups do occur in life. Schedules aren’t communicated, errors are made.
But this isn’t the first mistake on his show. Maybe instead of lecturing me on being irresponsible, he should get his own team in line.
Then, maybe, we could talk.
Click here for more, and to see video of Huckabee making a fool out of himself [again]
I’m proud of Bristol for taking a stand. Mike Huckabee has always been a greasy little slime ball. Like most politicians, out for himself and no one else.
As Bristol said, this tent revival reject needs to get his own house in order before he starts attacking someone.
Every time I think of Huckabee, I think of the movie A Face in the Crowd and Andy Griffith’s powerful portrayal of a slick radio con man:
9 responses to “Bristol Palin Puts Mike Huckabee in His Place”
Yes, I too always thought of Huckabee the same way – he always makes me feel squeamish. He always seems a bit dishonest. Manipulative. But with a gloss of goody goody goodness. And then there is this: A gentleman never picks on a younger woman in public. It isn’t seemly.
Total con artist. Look at his record as Governor of Arkansas. Corrupt, Big Government Liberal all the way. Plus he’s a huge Nanny Stater. Wants to control what you eat and drink.
Question: How do people like Huckabee manage to convince so many people that they are “conservatives”?
Do you have a personal connection with the Palins?
Same way people like Newt Gingrich get away with it. Same way people like Barack Obama can pretend to be a “moderate.” Most people don’t pay attention, or actually look into their record.
As for the Palins, no. No connection whatsoever.
I read Bristol’s blog on another Palin Info source (think it was Dr. Fay), and I just glossed over the part where she says, this isn’t the first time that Huckabee’s show has made a big goof, with a a link to that bit of info.
Well, this time I clicked on that link – et voila! It was to Jeffrey Lord’s terrific take-down of “Huckafraud” (and various negative versions of his last name!) in a recent edition of The American Spectator – and what they did on Day One: Namely, they set up a phoney caller!! Wow, did he dissect THAT failed episode!! Then, as if that weren’t entertainment enough (esp. the part where he totally belittles Huck’s attempt to compete with Rush – like, in his dreams!!), the countless comments were totally engaging and pretty damning of this phoney “Conservative!” As one poster dubbed him, “The type of ‘Christian’ with one hand on the Bible and the other in the collections plate…”
Yeah I linked that here. Huckabee had a shill call in on his first day. That clown actually thought he could take Rush on.
I never trust ex-preachers.
I tell you, in the car business I dealt with both preachers and ex-preachers, and the only one who will screw you over quicker than a Baptist preacher is an ex-Baptist preacher. Never had an issue with any other.
More proof that Huckabee is just another RINO politician playing the conservative audience for profit. He brings liberals on his show and then lets them say anything they want to, unchallenged. Sounds like the RINOs in Congress. Sorry I voted for him.
Oh yeah. He even had that degenerate Bill Maher on his show to plug his book trashing Christians. Huckabee is a phony.
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