During his radio show today, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh asked former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) how he believed the Republican party would respond if Hurricane Gustav makes landfall in New Orleans during the Republican National Convention. “I think they’ve called in Pat Robertson to pray it off the coast,” Huckabee jokingly responded.LINK: Huckabee jokes that Republicans have ‘called in Pat Robertson to pray’ Hurricane Gustav ‘off the coast.’
You can listen to it here.
A couple of things strike me in this clip. First of all, when did Mike Huckabee and Rush Limbaugh become so friendly? Earlier in the primary season, Rush repeatedly bashed Huckabee. And Huckabee was not so gracious towards Rush, either. However, he did eventually rolled over and knelt at the feet of the talk show giant. This is also interesting about Huckabee because he has been called "the new Pat Robertson" regarding his influence in the evangelical movement and his upcoming TV show on FOX. So, is this his way of attempting to push Robertson out the door? Is this a sublte attempt to undermine Pat Robertson's credibility? Remember, Huckabee is no fan of Robertson, he implied that Robertson 'lost his way' here. Also, I thought this might be a subtle dig at Republicans who still support Robertson or perhaps an even sublter criticism or how the Republicans handled Hurricane Katrina. (Here's how John McCain handled it.)
To this day, Mike Huckabee is my favorite of the former GOP Presidential contenters, and altough I think he has become a parody of himself in sorts, I still think he's pretty cool. At least he has a sense of humor.