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Messin' with Texas



I just stumbled across a blog reporting on one of Mike Huckabee's interviews this week. In this one, Huckabee blames Bush's lack of a humble foreign policy on his Texas background. (Bad as Texas is, even we wouldn't blame the whole state for Bush.)

ABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: In a forthcoming interview for C-SPAN’s "Road to the White House," former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., attributes President Bush’s failure to fashion a "humble foreign policy," at least in part, on the President’s home state of Texas.

"Some of it is the language of Texas, and I mean that in a very loving way," said Huckabee who also attributed the change in President Bush’s foreign policy approach to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Huckabee, who is actively weighing a 2008 presidential bid, said in the interview that he understands the Lone Star State because Texas is a neighbor of Arkansas and he attended four years of school and graduate school there. 

"It’s a matter of saying, ‘there’s a line in the sand and you’re either with us or against us,’" said Huckabee. "Well, we understand what that means in the South and Southwest. But in many countries and cultures that may be seen as an ultimatum."

Huckabee concluded by saying that America’s approach to the world "probably is something that needs to be revisited and repaired."



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