Dec 28 2007

Huckabee’s Dukakis Moment

Published by at 11:23 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

One thing a President can’t be is a loose cannon willing to shoot wildly and with out purpose and thought. Presidential candidate “Wild Mike” Huckabee has demonstrated why this is so true with a wild shotgun blast over the heads of the news media at a photo shoot (pun intended):

Any good sportsman, though, couldn’t miss a distinctly Cheneyesque moment in the press accounts of the former Arkansas governor’s morning hunt: At one point, Huckabee’s party turned toward a cluster of reporters and cameramen and, when they kicked up a pheasant, fired shotgun blasts over the group’s heads.

This, friends, is dangerously bad hunting form.

Your Swamp correspondent, the son of a longtime hunter education instructor, grew up plying the corn rows and stream banks of rural Oregon with a Labrador retriever and a Mossberg 20-gauge pump shotgun. On our hunts for pheasant, grouse and quail, merely swinging a gun barrel in the general direction of another person was grounds for day-long banishment to the truck (which smelled like wet dog).

My Dad is from West By Golly Virginia and my life long hunting experience is the same – no bird is worth a risk to human life and limb. Huckabee is simply proving again he is not up to the job of President by is consistent stumbles and bumbles over the last few weeks. Wild Mike – it is time for you to sit down and contemplate where you went wrong during our 15 minutes of fame.

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3 Responses to “Huckabee’s Dukakis Moment”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    Today he also got his geography on Pakistan wrong.

  2. crosspatch says:

    I used to get really upset when hunters from Baltimore and DC would come over and start talking about what kind of luck they had. They would talk about having had “one or two ‘sound’ shots” … where they were shooting at a noise and never saw what they were firing at. It isn’t safe to be in the woods when the lawyers are out hunting.

  3. Aitch748 says:

    Huckabee emerged happily from his hunt, three dead pheasants in tow, Oliphant reports. Asked for a metaphor to describe the hunt, he replied, “Don’t get in my way. This is what happens.”

    Incompetence AND a chip on his shoulder. Wow. What ELSE could you ask for in a presidential candidate? [/sarcasm]