Here is Mike Huckabee’s entire interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday today:
He answered some of those questions concerning the video of him purportedly supporting tax increases quite well I thought. He also addressed his new ad with Chuck Norris which is sort of funny, if you try hard.
Here’s a review from the The Caucus:
Mr. Wallace, on Fox News Sunday, asked Mr. Huckabee about a range of alleged ethical shortcomings â€“- including accepting gifts while he was still governor of Arkansas. The Fox host quoted one Arkansas journalistâ€™s assessment that Mr. Huckabee had â€œa thin skin, a nasty vindictive streak, and a long history of imbroglios about questionable ethics.â€
â€œDo I have a mean streak? Do I occasionally get upset? Of course, I do,â€ Mr. Huckabee replied. But he insisted that the gifts he had received posed no problem. Mr. Wallace found it odd that Mr. Huckabee and his wife of more than 30 years had signed up in 2006, as he was about to leave the governorâ€™s mansion, for a â€œweddingâ€ registry so friends could help them furnish their new house. The former governor replied that his wifeâ€™s â€œfriends from church and high schoolâ€ had merely wanted to hold a â€œhousewarmingâ€ party â€“- but that gift registries allowed no such category.
Mr. Huckabee shrugged off the allegations as part of the rough-and-tumble nature of politics in his state, something he said should actually qualify him for the national scene. â€œUnderstand the nature of Arkansas politics,â€ he said. â€œIt is not beanbag. This is serious business down there.â€
He may shrug them off now, but no doubt if he’s the nominee, this all will come back to him and he’ll have to try and put it to bed then instead of now.