SLICK HUCK? Politico's Lisa Lerer catches a fib: In recent days, Mike Huckabee has tried to answer long-standing questions about who is on his foreign policy team.
On Friday morning, he listed former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as someone with whom he either has "spoken or will continue to speak." At a Thursday evening press conference, Huckabee said, "I've corresponded with John Bolton, who's agreed to work with us on developing foreign policy." Bolton, however, has a different view. "I'd be happy to speak with Huckabee, but I haven't spoken with him yet," said Bolton, now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington.
Frank Gaffney earlier had debunked Huckabee's claim of him as a go-to guy.
"I'm not an official or unofficial adviser to anyone," said Bolton, who mentioned he'd had conversations with other Republican candidates but refused to name any names. Asked to explain Bolton's comments, Huckabee aides said the former Arkansas governor had e-mailed with Bolton. Bolton did not immediately respond to a request to address Huckabee's e-mailing claims.