Oh, that Mike Huckabee. Such a kidder. First it was fart jokes and yukking it up about financing his campaign with convenience store stick-ups. Then today, while speaking before a gathering of the National Rifle Association in Louisville, Kentucky, Huck finally got around to riffing on the laff-riot subject of political assassination.
During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.
“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”
Max here: The governor's loose lips just shot him in the butt. This is the kind of thing with long legs. Here's the video. Dead silence followed the second sentence. Even the wild and wacky gunmen of the NRA were stunned. Perhaps Tim Russert can play the clip this Sunday on Meet the Press. Huckabee is a guest.
UPDATE: He apologized. Sort of. Be sure to read Huckabites' comments.