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Finger-lickin' stuff



The Huckster makes fun of Mitt Romney for pulling the skin off fried chicken before eating it. Huck also refers to Oklahoma as a "Southern" state.

TASTY: Scrumptious as the chicken item might be, this is much more delectable. It appears that Mike Huckabee has taken sides with high-flying evangelist Kenneth Copeland, who's resisting Republican Sen. Charles Grassley's efforts to require financial disclosure on the spending habits of the Elmer Gantry crowd. Roll Call is reporting that Copeland intends to defy congressional subpoenas.

Cognizant of the support he receives from evangelicals, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has put political alliances over ethics. After Copeland received his letter from Grassley, the preacher called Huckabee and offered him “a chance to break his association” with the ministry:

Huckabee “hollered at me on the phone. He said, ‘Are you kidding me? Why should I stand with them and not with you? They’ve only got an 11 percent approval rating.’

“I said, ‘Yeah, that’s my man,’” Copeland said of Huckabee.

It’s not surprising that Huckabee has little concern for the Senate’s ethics investigation. As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee was “investigated by the state ethics committee at least 14 times.” Similar to the allegations facing Copeland and the other ministries, Huckabee seemed to use his official position to enrich his lavish lifestyle, reporting $112,000 in gifts in one year alone, “nearly double his $67,000 salary.”

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