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Thursday, December 13, 2007

I don't want to hear about money-grubbing Jews ever again
Posted by Jill | 6:25 AM
Not while Mike Huckabee walks the earth:

And then there’s the matter of Giftgate. It turns out the guitar-strumming, good-humored populist has never met a present he didn’t want. Huckabee managed to pile up $112,000 in freebies in a single year as governor. I can see how he would feel constrained to politely accept a picture of a duck or a cowboy hat, but $48,000 in clothing? A discount card for Wendy’s? A chainsaw?

Wedding gifts are exempt from ethics restrictions in Arkansas, and when Mike left office, the Huckabees — who have been married for more than 30 years — were signed up on the Target wedding registry so fans could help furnish their new 7,000-square-foot home. “Message from the couple: Target GiftCards are welcome,” added the registry helpfully.

The Arkansas Times, in which the Giftgate article was published, listed some of the items on the wish list. They were pretty modest: a $30 asparagus pot, a $100 Jack LaLanne power juicer and a $250 cookware set. But if the Huckabees move into the White House, it’s a whole new level. I’m thinking they could reel in one really special asparagus pot.

I guess that if Huckabee should manage to get to the White House, the gift registry will be at Nordstrom's or Niemann-Marcus instead of at Target and Dillard's.

It would almost be worth having Rev. Cletus Creationism in the White House for one reason: to see if Sally Quinn and the rest of the Village Heathers Society is as outraged at having "Arkansas yokels" inside her precious Beltway when said yokels have an (R) next to their names.


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