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He's so affable

October 12, 2012 - Jim Anderson
Gov. Mike Huckabee is an affable guy.

Sometimes he must think that, because he’s so affable, he’s entitled to say rude and outrageous things. All while being affable, of course.

Here’s what Huckabee said today on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” (as reported on Politico) about Joe Biden’s performance in the vice presidential debate:

“I thought Joe Biden came across like a guy you meet at a cocktail party or some political event, an obnoxious drunk who’s loud and boisterous and interrupts every conversation. He just is the kind of guy you want to get away from as quickly as you can and go find someone else to talk to. It was just boorish behavior for the first half.”

Undoubtedly, Biden’s image will suffer in America’s heartland, Huckabee said:

“In the Midwest and in the South, people expect you to wait your turn, even to say, ‘Oh, you go ahead.’ They expect you to say, ‘please, ‘thank you,’ ‘you’re welcome,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no ma’am,’ ‘please, sir.’ … what you saw last night is the kind of behavior that’s a real turn-off to people who grew up being told that manners is as important as anything that you say or do.”


And where, Gov. Huckabee, are your manners in assessing this debate?

An obnoxious drunk? Get real.

To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen:

I’ve known obnoxious drunks, I’ve listened to obnoxious drunks, obnoxious drunks have been friends of mine and, governor, Joe Biden is no obnoxious drunk.



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