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Mike Huckabee Aims, Fires, Hits Foot Again

Friday, December 28, 2007  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

From the New York Times:

On Thursday night he told reporters in Orlando, Fla.: “We ought to have an immediate, very clear monitoring of our borders and particularly to make sure if there’s any unusual activity of Pakistanis coming into the country.”

On Friday, in Pella, Iowa, he expanded on those remarks.

“When I say single them out I am making the observation that we have more Pakistani illegals coming across our border than all other nationalities except those immediately south of the border,” he told reporters in Pella. “And in light of what is happening in Pakistan it ought to give us pause as to why are so many illegals coming across these borders.”

In fact, far more illegal immigrants come from the Philippines, Korea, China and Vietnam, according to recent estimates from the Department of Homeland Security.

Three gaffes in less than 24 hours has got to b unsettling even to ardent Mike lovers. You just can’t make stuff up in the new media environment.

Missouri poliblogger 24rth State sums up ina post titled Huck Soup:

I’m sure Mike Huckabee is a swell guy, but in my eyes, he’s a mixture of everything I didn’t like about Bill Clinton and George Bush.

A big government conservative with a history of accepting gifts from donors, a compulsion to legislate morality, and an “aw shucks,” personality designed to catch you off guard, right before you find yourself taxed more to get less freedom.

If our friends in Iowa could give us a hand, we could Chuck Huck January 3rd.

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