Mike Huckabee, the quirky guitar-playing belly-shrinking former governor of Arkansas, who also ran for president.
“I’d like to thank the elite media for something quite frankly I didn’t believe could be done — that is unifying the Republican Party and all of America” behind McCain’s pick of Palin.
“The reporting of the past few days has proven tackier than a costume change at a Madonna concert.”
“I grew up at a time and in a place where the civil rights movement was fought. I witnessed first hand the shameful evil of racism. I saw how ignorance and prejudice caused people to do the unthinkable to people of color not so many years ago.”
“So, I say with sincerity that I have great respect for Senator Obama’s historic achievement to become his party’s nominee — not because of his color, but with indifference to it. Party or politics aside, we celebrate this milestone because it elevates our country.”
“But the Presidency is not a symbolic job, and I don’t believe his preparation or his plans will lift America up.
“I get a little tired of hearing how the Democrats care about the working guy as if all Republicans grew up with silk stockings and silver spoons. In my little hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the 3 sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis, and FDR, not necessarily in that order. My own father held down two jobs, barely affording the little rented house I grew up in. My Dad worked hard, lifted heavy things, and got his hands dirty. The only soap we had at my house was Lava.”
“Heck, I was in college before I found out it wasn’t supposed to hurt to take a shower.”
“I’m not a Republican because I grew up rich, but because I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me.”
Mike Huckabee just said that Sarah Palin got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden did running for president. You didn’t think Democrats would let that one go without challenge, did you.