Thursday, December 03, 2009
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Illustration by Jack Brummet
Editorial note by Pablo Fanque, All This Is That National Affairs Editor
Huck, a/k/a Ex-governor Mike Huckabee, has cashed his check. It's all over now. His clemency grant to a child rapist became national news when his boy assassinated four Seattle-area policemen. Any Presidential ambitions Huck had have been utterly and irrevocably extinguished.
Back in 2008, Huckabee had a brief couple of weeks as the GOP "It Guy." He was fairly rapidly smacked down, after snagging a lot of magazine covers, ink, and talking head oxygen. But his pardon of the northwest cop-killer seems to have laid his Presidential ambitions permanently to rest.
I am completely serious when I say that Sarah Palin is thereby jumped up one big notch in the small pack of apparent Republican Presidential contenders.