Saturday, January 12, 2008
THE HUCK AND FRED SHOW
Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson have been going at it hot and heavy. Huck said that Fred had not accomplished anything in his years in the senate. Stung, Fred called Huck the L-word. Next they argued over who had supported Saint Ronald Reagan longer.
The fight got really mean when Thompson said his early years were filled with more poverty than Huck’s. Huckabee’s father worked as a firefighter and a mechanic, whereas Fred’s father, who only went to the eighth grade, sold used cars for a living. “I can out-poor any of them,” Thompson said, referring to the other Republican hopefuls.
Huck and Fred have nothing on Democratic candidate Carl Perrin, whose father was a farmer. The only plumbing in their first farm was a pump in the kitchen sink. It doesn’t get any more hardscrabble than that.