Huckabee Shoots Himself In The Foot With His Mouth
Mike Huckabee proves once again that he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer:
During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.
“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he’s getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”
I think it’s fairly safe to say that the odds on McCain picking Huckabee as his VP candidate just became a whole lot slimmer.
UPDATE (James Joyner): A lame attempt at humor. My guess is that the Huckster was channeling this Eddie Murphy sketch from 25 years ago: