by Max Brantley
Ever wonder why Gov. Mike Huckabee gets such sweet treatment in U.S. News' Washington whispers? This item might give you some idea. Very solicitous treatment of the local reporter.
For example, if he'd tipped us he was donating his book collection to Arkansas prisoners, we might have asked if he planned to claim a tax deduction for the gift. And if he understood you may not claim a deduction for goods you acquired for free.
But, give Suzi Parker credit for her expose on the greenbean bundle recipe from the Huckabee household. Health kick or no health kick, you gotta like a vegetable recipe that includes a pound of bacon, a cup of brown sugar and a stick of butter.