by Max Brantley
I joked yesterday about how Mike Huckabee ties a commercial pitch to just about every breaking news event, often soliciting Huck PAC contributions tailored to the latest Fox slant on President Obama. Earlier this week, he begged for contributions to his PAC to counter the evil of Nancy Pelosi. Another e-mail reached out to the "pro-marriage" and pro-gun crowd. I jokingly speculated the Huckster might soon have something in the fund-raising line tied to his celebrity eulogist role at country singer George Jones' funeral.
Nothing on the George Jones front yet, but ....
Today is the National Day of Prayer, and naturally, the Bro. Gov. has an idea for you to show him some money. His lead-in:
Why America Needs God More Than Ever
Please accept this special gift on this National Day of Prayer—a Free DVD for the children in your life called One Nation Under God.
Yes, a video from the Huckster's cartoon history series for kiddies, absolutely FREE.*
* There is a low, low charge of $4.95 for shipping and handling. And if you squint down at the fine print, you'll also learn that "about once a month, we will send you an email letting you know when the next DVID in the series is scheduled to ship. If you want it, there's nothing for you to do. [In other words, you must explicitly opt out or you get it.] You'll receive a new Learn Our History DVD for the same low price of $11.95 plus $4.95 S&H billed conveniently to your credit card.
Imagine the marketing Huck could do with a Pennsylvania Avenue return address.