huckabee’s kid

Did Huckabee’s kid really hang a dog, slit its throat and stone it to death? It might be true. Regardless, my guess is that Giuliani’s people are behind the story getting out to the press. Huckabee was surging, and Rove couldn’t have that. (Remember what Rove did to McCain in 2000?) Yup, things are going to get a lot uglier as we get closer to the Iowa caucus.

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  1. egpenet
    Posted December 16, 2007 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Ibid.

  2. Ol' E Cross
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Dang. It looks like my dad will never get elected to anything, now.

    Sorry Dad. I didn’t know playing with animals was still so taboo.

  3. Sarah
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    He claims that the dog looked sick. He was just doing it a favor. I call that compassionate conservativism.

  4. egpenet
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    This last Sunday’s NYT Magazine features Huckabee on the cover and contains a lengthy article about this guy … who very well could be the Republican nominee for President in 2008.

    If the city name Little Rock means anything to you, get ready, because it’s “Hee Haw” time all over again, folks.

  5. Ol' E Cross
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Saw a moment of Huckabee and Chuck Norris on Larry King tonight, confronting the dog-killing issue.

    Main point seemed to be, Huck’s son still got his Eagle Scout award. Sub-point was, the dog seemed to be dangerous. Honestly, I can see stoning a threatening, diseased animal, and, when that didn’t kill it, slitting it’s throat to put it out of its misery.

    Hell, I’d do the same Mark or for any of you. I can only hope you’d all do the same for me.

  6. egpenet
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    It’s the Taliban way!

  7. egpenet
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    The kid probably read about stoning in the New Testament and decided that he’d try it, since he probably didn’t know about waterboarding.

  8. Ol' E Cross
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    EgP, While there are accounts of stoning and attempted stoning in the New Testament, by then, only the bad guys did it. (The hero of the NT stopped the hooker-stoning, only his followers actually get stoned.) If Huckabee’s boy drew his inspiration from the NT rather than OT examples, well, that makes him a damn Pharisee-lover, which is a far more damning accusation to Huck’s base than mere dog-killer.

  9. egpenet
    Posted December 18, 2007 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Well, maybe it was the phrase … Everybody Must Get Stoned! with that incessant beat that got the boy riled up. Who knows.

  10. mark
    Posted December 18, 2007 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the other perspetive on this, Ol E C. I hadn’t heard that version of events. If true, I can kind of understand the motivation. Regardless, I won’t be deciding my vote on the past actions of the children of the future President. I did that last time and totally fucked up the country.

  11. Steph's Dad
    Posted December 18, 2007 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Arianna Huffington on Huckabee:

    With Mike Huckabee’s continuing surge, the Republican Party now has an Iowa front-runner whose religious beliefs are virtually identical to those of George Bush. He’s anti-choice, born-again, against gay-marriage, and gets political advice directly from God.

    So why is the Republican establishment suddenly in a state of near-apoplexy about Mike Huckabee? Shouldn’t they be happy? They’ve been cultivating evangelicals and fundamentalists for 30 years. Now they finally have a candidate who’s truly part of the movement. So what’s the problem?

    Actually, that is the problem. The evangelical crowd was fine when it was just a resource to be cynically exploited every few years in demagogic anti-gay get-out-the-vote campaigns. But now the holy-rolling monster the GOP’s Dr. Frankensteins have created has thrown off the shackles, fled the lab, and is currently leading in Iowa. And the party doesn’t know what to do. (cont’)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/huckabee-the-gops-cynic_b_77165.html

  12. Barnabas Park
    Posted December 18, 2007 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    I am repeating what someone mentioned.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=iCLUzsos27M

    Saw a moment of Huckabee and Chuck Norris on Larry King tonight, confronting the dog-killing issue.

    Main point seemed to be, Huck’s son still got his Eagle Scout award. Sub-point was, the dog seemed to be dangerous. Honestly, I can see stoning a threatening, diseased animal, and, when that didn’t kill it, slitting it’s throat to put it out of its misery.

    Hell, I’d do the same Mark or for any of you. I can only hope you’d all do the same for me.

  13. egpenet
    Posted December 18, 2007 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    “The kid got the merit badge for tieing a superb knot” (around the dog’s neck). (Imus)

  14. Robert
    Posted December 28, 2007 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Rove will have no problem destroying Huckabee. He could do it with both hands tied behind his back.

  15. mark
    Posted December 28, 2007 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Is there evidence that Rove has really chosen sides yet? My guess is that Giuliani’s his man, but I’m not absolutely certain that’s the case.

  16. Robert
    Posted December 28, 2007 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Giuliani has already proven himself to the Bush Crime Family. He’s the only “made man” in the race. Once it’s clear who the Democrat will be, you will see Rove clear the table of any real competition to their goon. On the outside chance that Edwards manages to wrestle the nomination away from Clinton, the Rovians will settle for Thompson as their stooge.

  17. mark
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    The attacks on Edwards are gearing up. They got Peggy Noonan on the job.

  18. egpenet
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Some commentator on CNN last night, called Edwards stump speech “frantic,” “strident” and “off the charts. He also commented that in his opinion the younger genration Iowans do not see the need for a “fight,” as Edwards puts it.

  19. egpenet
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Ooops! Not CNN … CNBC.

  20. John on Forest
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Wasn’t Thompson (or was it Rove) the one that was behind the Bhutto assassination?

  21. Mort Sahl
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant humor, John. Deep.

  22. Robert
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Kiss my Bhutto, rhetorical sniper.

  23. John on Forest
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Mort,

    I amused myself, so my full purpose was achieved. :)

    You should see the looks I get from my wife sometimes.

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