Dang! Was Mike Huckabee fat or what? I read Plutarch’s blog post on the lack of interest by the media in how Huckabee shed a full size human worth of weight. I obviously lack Plutarch’s sophistication but will nonetheless contribute to his call for investigation. Plutarch suggests the main stream media has shelved curiosity about Huckabee’s weight loss until he becomes more relevant…say as the Republican nominee for President. Yet, if he has profited (i.e. book deal) from a gastric bypass while claiming it was all diet and exercise, his fitness for the Presidency is pretty thin.
Certainly, it’s understandable that weight-loss is a sensitive issue for some. Star Jones took 3 years to fess up to gastric bypass helping her to lose 160 lbs., and if my memory serves me correctly, she passed off the “miracle of diet and exercise” for some time. Star Jones didn’t want to run the country though. Huckabee does. There’s a different standard.
My own interest in not seeing Mike Huckabee as the nominee has to do with NOT wanting four more years of same old, same old. I don’t want my taxdollars paying for Christian crazies like the Blackwater mercenaries for Jesus, faith-based charlatans, abstinence-only education that doesn’t work, non-science scientists, lumber guys heading the Department of Forestry, polluters at the EPA, etc., etc.
So, I’m with Plutarch on this. Voters need to know if Huckabee has told a big, fat fib. Reporters need to ask.