January 28, 2008

Grits Between His Ears

Would Mike Huckabee please do us all a favor and simply drop out?

Mitt Romney's failure to eat fried chicken with the skin on is nothing short of blasphemy here in the South, according to GOP rival Mike Huckabee.


"I can tell you this," he said, "any Southerner knows if you donít eat the skin donít bother calling it fried chicken."

"So that's good. I'm glad that he did that, because that means I'm going to win Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma Ö all these great Southern states that understand the best part of fried chicken is the skin, if you're going to eat it that way."

Huckabee continues to be a disgracefully shallow candidate, who seems to feel that voters are equally as vacuous as he has shown himself to be.

Does Huckabee honestly think that his own preference for fried squirrel and Romney's desire to eat a more healthy meal are the foremost issues on voter's minds?

Implying—even in jest—that a region's primaries will be decided because of cuisine preferences is just the latest example of his inherent obnoxiousness.

The sooner we send him packing, the better.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 28, 2008 03:34 PM

That's why the Huckster had to lose over 100 lbs. and Romney stays slim and healthy.

Posted by: Sara at January 28, 2008 03:56 PM

All right, Huckles, you win: Mitt Romney is not a southerner.

Posted by: See-Dubya at January 28, 2008 04:00 PM

Huckabee represents a significant proportion of Republicans. Why should he "get out?" Why do you hate Democracy? /snark

Posted by: Frederick at January 28, 2008 05:38 PM

Never trust a preacher with your wallet. Tomorrow, Mitt gets my vote in the Florida Primary. I'll be so glad when this latest "Dope from Hope" goes away.

Posted by: Gary at January 28, 2008 07:19 PM

I've already declared that if The Huckster is the nominee, I will probably write in "Charlie Brown" for President. Lucy would be a great SecDef, too.

Posted by: C-C-G at January 28, 2008 07:37 PM

Now, if the Huckster was complaining about Mitt not eating barbecue (it's a noun down here in the South, which should always be capitalized) with hush puppies and a vinegar based sauce, then we would have an issue.

Hey, CY, if Mitt comes to the area, might have to introduce him to the wonderfulness of Bojangles (just gotta have more)

Posted by: William Teach at January 28, 2008 07:56 PM

I agree with everything the Huckster said, fried chicken should be eaten with the skin. I still would vote for Huck if he was the last Republican in the entire world.

Posted by: Greg at January 29, 2008 11:12 AM

Please note in my last comment that it should be, "I still wouldn't vote for Huck if he was the last Republican in the entire world."

Posted by: Greg at January 29, 2008 11:14 AM

I think Hucky's been eatin' a little too much chicken-skin...if that's what the kidz call it these days.
I wouldn't vote for him either.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at January 29, 2008 05:56 PM

Well, southerner or not, Mitt gets this good ol' boy from Tennessee's vote next week.

Huck is a nut and is a power-mad potentate with delusions of grandeur.

Posted by: chief at January 30, 2008 02:08 PM

Huck, of course, is right, and he will probably win all of those states. That is the state of our country.

Posted by: Bob Agard at February 3, 2008 06:25 PM