In a fine display of political diplomacy, Presidential wanna be Huckabee is retracting his statement thus, inhaling his words in that there should be a federal ban against smoking in indoor workplaces.
Huckabee’s campaign, however, is backtracking. In its statement to The Hill, the campaign stated, “At a Lance Armstrong cancer forum last August, Governor Huckabee said that if Congress presented him with legislation banning smoking in public places, he would sign it, because he would not oppose the overwhelming public support that such a congressional vote would reflect. However, since such sentiment for federal legislation doesn’t exist at this time, and since he has said that the responsibility for regulating smoking initially lies with the states, the governor believes that this issue is best addressed at the local and state levels.”
I expect Dr. Phil to backpedal on poor Britney Spears. I do not expect backpedaling from someone who is asking me to vote for them as President of the United States of America. What do you want to bet Huckabee’s taking money from tobacco lobbyists, or at the very least he has obvious partiality to the tobacco industry. He’s done so before, although his memory seems to be failing…
While Huckabee was serving as lieutenant governor of Arkansas back in 1994, R.J. Reynolds helped finance a nonprofit organization that paid Huckabee to crisscross the country and attack Hillary Clinton’s health-care plan. [sic–not that I minded that!] The tobacco giant’s role was kept secret for years – Huckabee neglected to report this income on his ’94 state financial disclosure form – but now it’s all coming out. A former Huckabee political adviser – who doubled as a consultant to R.J. Reynolds – is talking openly about how the tobacco giant put money in Huckabee’s pocket. . . . The company has now confirmed it.
But here’s the good part: Huckabee claimed last Friday that he didn’t know he was taking big-tobacco money while he was on the public payroll. His former adviser, J.J. Vigneault . . . recalls that Huckabee met with R.J. Reynolds officials in his Little Rock apartment. Vigneault is quoted as saying: “There’s no way he could not have known about the money from R.J. Reynolds. If he’s saying he didn’t know about the Reynolds money, he’s been less than truthful.”No thanks. Not only wasn’t he truthful but he overlooked a serious error in not reporting the income. Mmmmm, I think that is campaign fraud, no? Wait, he could just give the money back like the Clinton’s have done. Just last month, Presidential wanna be Hillbilly’ cap said she would return about $850,000 to about 260 donors who had been recruited by Norman Hsu. WordPress would run out of memory in listing President Clinton’s serious errors in judgement.
Huckabee’s campaign is going up in smoke and I hope it takes Hillary Clinton’s political career with it.
Another arcanum revealed.