by Max Brantley
UPDATE: Huck is out. He went for the bucks. The country weeps. Here's his fatuous statement.
Here's what was written earlier:
The Saturday night line is open. The readers take over.
I'm going to a wedding. Alas, I don't think the reception hall will have monitors with live coverage of the political event of the year. (Joking.)
BUT ... a good new theory is that Huck really screws Fox if he uses them for this big tease of announcement he's in. On the other hand, Huck is always first with Huck and, again, rules don't matter.
If he's in, it's going to be fun. He's built a laff riot of a record to poke at in recent months, the latest the race-baiting "history" videos that canonize Ronald Reagan but find Franklin Roosevelt unworthy of mention in a history of World War II. His invocation of the president this morning as Barack HUSSEIN Obama might be another tell of the attack campaign he's preparing to wage. Everybody remembers the attack ad he prepared on Mitt Romney in 2008, the one he praised himself for not running, after screening it for national media so that they would all run it for free.
I'm counting on your instant commentary.
* FLOOD NEWS: I forgot to mention this morning a nice feature in New York Times today about a community effort to save a Devalls Bluff home from floodwaters with a moat and improvised levees. Won't spoil the nice close.