Mrs. Huckabee

Newsweek has a feature article on Mike Huckabee's wife, Janet. If he gets the Republican nomination, she may add some spice to the race. Two snippets, the first is how she's remembered in Arkansas:

There, Janet Huckabee, 52, has long been known as a straight-talking, independent-minded good ole gal with a daredevil streak and a passion for the outdoors. Dubbed the "First Tomboy" when her husband was governor, she tracked bears, hunted rattlesnakes, fired a grenade launcher and jumped out of an airplane. To promote a conservation sales tax, she jet-skied down the length of the Arkansas River— a stunt that helped earn her a spot in the state's Outdoor Hall of Fame. She often charmed local residents with her exploits, though she could also alienate them when her plain-spoken style veered into irascibility and crassness. "Janet is going to tell you what she thinks," says longtime friend Anita McCauley Murrell. "She is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of person."

The second is less favorable, concerning her 2002 failed run for Arkansas Secretary of State: [More...]

Janet's low point: her run for secretary of State in 2002, in which she was "perceived as thin-skinned, even mean-spirited," says Janine Parry, a political-science professor at the University of Arkansas. Huckabee attacked her opponent over a past DWI conviction and suggested, without verification, that he still had a drinking problem. Responding to critics who questioned her use of state vehicles and troopers to campaign, she told The New York Times, "If it wasn't for the grace of God, I'd have shot a few people already." She got trounced in her race—voters saw her run as an unseemly power play by the couple—and nearly dragged down her husband in his re-election bid that year.

Mike Huckabee is on the cover of Newsweek but the article, A New American Holy War is as much about Mitt Romney.

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    I'm suprised your title uses "Mrs." (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 01:24:47 PM EST
    as opposed to "Ms."  Do you follow the NYT style book?

    Religious Rightish (none / 0) (#2)
    by squeaky on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 01:51:55 PM EST
    Anti-Gay preacher's wives would, more than likely, prefer Mrs. over Ms.

    IOW she aint no feminist.


    Probably correct, but Jeralyn? (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 02:27:00 PM EST
    Ms. Could Be His Daughter (none / 0) (#6)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 05:46:07 PM EST
    It's a post title, meant to be descriptive.  Can we move on to substance?

    Sure. (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 06:13:58 PM EST
    Actually, I'm just hanging around waiting for BTD to reappear.

    He's on vacation (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 07:25:41 PM EST
    for another week or so, but he'll drop by occasionally.

    i could be wrong, (none / 0) (#4)
    by cpinva on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 03:02:01 PM EST
    but i don't think this is the nyt's.

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, no, no, doesn't appear to be. let me just check the front page...............................nope. this is definitely NOT the nyt's! :)

    i'd be curious to know if all the people with AIDS were put in quarantine, before mrs. huckabee went jet-skiing down the river? you can't be too safe you know.

    NYT always refers to Hillary Clinton (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 04:03:26 PM EST
    as "Mrs." Clinton.  Yes, she is married, as we all know, but still.  

    She sounds like a hoot and we need more of'em (none / 0) (#9)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 06:57:26 AM EST
    But the author needs more geography lessons..

    she jet-skied down the length of the Arkansas River

    Since the Arkansas runs from the Rocky Mountains across the country and into the Mississippi I doubt she jet skied its "length."

    maybe they were hopeful (none / 0) (#10)
    by cpinva on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 08:10:58 AM EST
    she'd see the piece, realize she'd not done the entire length, and want to complete it? tragic, yet ultimately fatal accident occurs.

    do we really need another "hoot" in the white house, the one we currently have has been a disaster. of course, in his case, his "hootism" has been mostly unintentional. that might make a difference.


    In your case (1.00 / 0) (#11)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 08:36:34 AM EST
    it is hoot is as hoot does....

    The article is about his spouse, not him..

    Your BDS crosses gender lines...


    ah, that (5.00 / 0) (#12)
    by cpinva on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 02:19:09 PM EST
    rapier like, razor edged wit! ouch! hey, you forgot my BMF.

    it is true that i am an equal opportunity abuser, transcending racial, gender, geographical, and in your case, lower intellectual boundries. :)


    Speaking of lower (1.00 / 0) (#13)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 02:33:52 PM EST
    And now you want to discuss BM's???