Friday, May 16, 2008

Huckabee Jokes About Obama Getting Shot At

Ex-Governor Mike Huckabee really is something else. Even though he was kicked out of the race for the GOP nomination, he is still in the political light here and there. Today he was speaking in front of the gun nuts at the NRA and damn, did he make a terrible reference to their favorite product.

From CNN:

(CNN) – During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.

“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”


Joking about an assassination attempt on Barack Obama is beneath someone on the national stage. It is appalling to see Huckabee making fun of such an event. Imagine if the shoes were on the other feet and a Democratic figure made a joke about George Bush in the same fashion. How fast would Hannity, O'Reilly and the rest of Fox News jump down the throat of all Democratic party members everywhere.

Huckabee should be rebuked and admonished for his statements. Though in Republican-land, none of that matters because double-standards are their status quo.