The lies just keep rolling with the Reverend Mike Huckabee, he ought to just come right out and admit that he was making shit up, ask for forgiveness and move on. But of course that would mean admitting the truth, which seems to be difficult for him. Media Matters is all over this…
Let’s start with his Obama grew up “in Kenya” comments.
- In his explanation, Huckabee says that his remarks were a “verbal gaffe” and a “verbal slip.” As Media Matters and many others have pointed out — including conservative George Will in yesterday‘s Washington Post — this explanation doesn’t wash. Not only did he repeat the “in Kenya” remark twice, it served as the basis for his assertion that Obama has a deep-seated dislike of the British dating back to his grandfather’s supposed experience in the Mau Mau Rebellion. As likely intended, Huckabee viewers who hadn’t heard the original comments would have been left with the impression that Huckabee merely slipped up once in the course of a sentence. He didn’t.
- Huckabee described his comments to Malzberg as, “I said President Obama spent part of his early life in Kenya. I meant to say Indonesia. His father and grandfather were from Kenya. My verbal slip did not go unnoticed.” But that’s not what Huckabee said to Malzberg. Huckabee didn’t merely say that Obama “spent part of his early life in Kenya.” He told Malzberg that Obama grew up there “with a Kenyan father and grandfather.” While Huckabee attempted to excuse his comments by explaining that Obama’s father and grandfather were from Kenya, he didn’t bother to address the fact that Obama did not grow up “with” either of them. Obama met his father only once, and never met his grandfather.
- Huckabee seems to have abandoned the defense he pivoted to on both the O’Reilly Factor and a radio program last week, in which he claimed that he clearly spelled out on “page 183” of his book that Obama grew up in Indonesia. As Media Matters pointed out, this is, quite simply, a lie. Not only did Huckabee not mention Indonesia on page 183, but a Kindle search of his book revealed that he did not mention Indonesia in the entire text. Huckabee did not attempt to address his “page 183” lie, which was also called out by CNN’s John King.
I didn’t realize that he actually lied about what was in his book too, not only is he a compulsive liar but he’s pretty freakin stupid too. He gave a page number where people could go and see that he was lying. Doh!