Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Huckster

Full of shit and unqualified to be president.
Reporter: I don’t know to what extent you have been briefed or been able to take a look at the NIE report that came out yesterday …

Huckabee: I’m sorry?

Reporter: The NIE report, the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Have you been briefed or been able to take a look at it –

Huckabee: No.

Reporter: Have you heard of the finding?

Huckabee: No.
It’s not like the NIE has been in the news. Oh, right. And it’s not like the NIE was discussed prominently at a “presidential” press conference. Oh, right.

I have a hard time believing a presidential candidate—even a Republican candidate—could be so clueless about the news that he could be unaware of a major development that relates directly to the job he wants. Maybe he was afraid The Base would think him a pussy if he said the NIE means that military action against Iran is no longer an option, which, to any sane person (read: not Dick Cheney), it does. Maybe Huckabee didn’t know what the Right Answer was and decided that looking stupid was a better option than offering an honest reaction to the report.

That’s not a guy I want running the country. The current squatter in the White House isn’t exactly a genius and prefers spin to honesty, and look where that’s gotten us.

But then again, maybe the Huckster didn’t know anything about the NIE because he watched Faux News.

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