Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Another 'Doh!' moment for Huckabee
As you must know by now, Big Mike is now leaving the campaign trail in Iowa and jetting out to Sin City, California, to appear on Jay Leno's first post-strike show tonite. One problem: Huckabee has voiced support for the striking writers -- and they will be loudly picketing the show tonight. Will the Huck p.r. coup turn into a disaster? And how did this happen? He says today that he assumed that the writers had made a deal with Leno separately and so everything was A-OK. Actually, it was Letterman who signed the special deal. Whoops. (Hillary will be on Letterman tonight.) So watch the skies for any evidence that Huckabee, or god, has turned that plane around.
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