Yes, you read that headline right. Former Arkansas governor as well as former and possibly future Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee fired his radio show producer over a guest's rather buxom figure. Magic Mike has a problem with talking about the human body. Female breasts, specifically. That's quite an amazing self-indictment made by the Huckster considering he's also a former pastor -- the very person a member of his flock should be able to freely discuss anything with, especially personal issues. Where else would you go for advice if not the solace of your ecumenical leader?
The problem began when the cultural conservative, on his radio talk show, became uncomfortable when one of his show's guests claimed to be victim of a peculiar bit of discrimination. According to this Huckabee interview with POLITICO:
“It was a woman who got fired because she said that her boss thought that her breasts were too big. And I’m not making this up,” Huckabee told Politico. “So I’m sitting there having to interview this woman about her boss thought her breasts were too big.
I’ve had conversations with a lot of people, public and private, but this is just not one I want to have on a national radio show. It was bizarre. It was absolutely the most awkward, uncomfortable conversation I think I’ve probably ever had.”
“That’s one I've tried to forget; unfortunately I’m unable to,” he said of the interview, which he described as “the most awkward, uncomfortable conversation I think I’ve probably ever had.”
Well, as awkward as this may have been for host, it became even more problematic for the radio show's producer.
Huckabee said the guest was scheduled by a producer who “didn’t last very long with the show," suggesting that the interview may have played a part in his short stint.
So there you have it. Mike Huckabee has a thing for big boobs. He's so embarrassed by them and has even fired his show's producer over them.
Putting the outrageous Mike's actions on a back burner -- justifiable firing or not -- is this the kind of person we want handling the reins of the US government? A childish, right-wing nut-job Tea Party wackadoo who can't even discuss a legal matter without tittering ? (yes, that was intentional, I could of used snickering) If he can't discuss an actual discrimination suit, how's he going to govern over the rights of women's reproductive issues? This guy is truly considering running again for president. I can just see his campaign slogan this time around -- "Vote for Mike. A chicken in every pot and two boobs in every bra"
Oh, and this little news piece from today, New Year's Eve day, 2013 -- The Hill is reporting:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) leads the field of potential Republican presidential candidates in early-voting South Carolina, according to a new poll from Gravis Marketing.
Doesn't it make you wonder?