We mentioned the NPR interview last week, but the political blogscape is full of references today to Mike Huckabee's kind words last week about Bill and Hillary Clinton for raising a fine daughter and keeping their marriage together despite well-known troubles, unlike, say, several Republican candidates. The comments seem to have served Huckabee well among people reading about the interview, if not with some fellow GOP candidates.
This will really rankle some of my Republican colleagues: Bill Clinton and Hillary went through some horrible experiences in their marriage because of some of the reckless behavior that he has admitted he had. I am not defending him on that, it's indefensible.
Just let's not let it get lost on us that they kept their marriage together. They raised a magnificent daughter. Chelsea is truly a delightful human being. ... She's polite, thoughtful, intelligent and everything you would hope a daughter to be. But they kept their marriage together.
And a lot of the Republicans who have condemned them and talk about their platform of family values, interestingly, didn't keep their own families together. Give Bill and Hillary Clinton credit for doing something we say they should have done and that is hold their marriage together in spite of enormous trials.