Congratulations Mike Huckabee! The man from Arkansas who used to cook squirrels in a popcorn popper. Maybe you can have David Brooks and Bob Novak over for dinner.
Huckabee revels in the class war. He’s Two-Buck Huck, and darn proud of it. He likes nothing better than playing the Hick from Hope. He and his wife lived in a trailer for a while, he points out. His son killed a dog one summer, a mangy dog at that, as Huckabee explained to the befuddled national press corps. He said he used to eat squirrels, cooking them up in his popcorn popper. Ewwwwhhh!
Oh, and his son killed a dog? He's admitted that? He seems to deny it according to this Fox News article.
In 1998, David Huckabee was among two boys fired from a Boy Scout camp after a stray dog was killed after wandering onto camp property. David Huckabee, 17 at the time, said the dog appeared ill; no charges were filed. The elder Huckabee said then that politics was behind the dog-killing accusation.
Here is a recent New York Times Article quoting Newsweek where Huckabee admits the deed.
So first he says that "politics were behind the accusation" back in 1988. Then when called on to explain it when running for President, he changes course and admits that his son was involved. Doesn't quite sound like the paragon of moral virtue now does he?
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