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Hes a Preacher! Hes From Hope! (Gov. Huckabee, Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball article)
Washingtonian Online - Capital Comment ^ | January 2005 | SUZI PARKER

Posted on 01/02/2005 7:02:42 PM PST by tgslTakoma

Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee likes to rock. And he’s bringing his bass guitar to Washington, plus some strong political ambitions.

Huckabee’s eight-member group, Capitol Offense, is the only band with a sitting governor as leader. It will play at an inaugural ball hosted by the Web site Free Republic. In 2001, the band played for a party at George W. Bush’s first inauguration. Last summer, they jammed at a Republican National Convention party.

“We play the tunes baby boomers danced to during high school and college,” says Huckabee, 49. “We try to bring back good memories and make new ones.”

They’ve opened for Dionne Warwick, Percy Sledge, and Charlie Daniels. One of Huckabee’s favorite moments: hanging out backstage with guitarist Richie Sambora in Nashville.

Huckabee will be strumming and networking in Washington—the GOP governor is eyeing a 2008 run for president. Does he stand a chance? Note this: He’s originally from Hope—yes, the same place as Bill Clinton—and he has spent his political career studying Clinton’s folksy style. While Clinton blew on a sax, Huckabee plays guitar.

In the last year, Huckabee lost about 110 pounds. Healthy living landed him a book deal with Time Warner.

Huckabee’s political ace in the hole? He’s a Southern Baptist preacher.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bush43; huckabee; inaugural; inauguralball; w2; w2ball
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If you haven't gotten your tickets to the Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball yet, you'd better hurry!

I'm telling you now, as word gets out around DC that we're hosting an encore of 2001's most exciting Inaugural Ball, you'll be hard-pressed to find a ticket.

You don't want to miss out on the fun.

Order you tickets here.

1 posted on 01/02/2005 7:02:45 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Jim Robinson; Angelwood; kristinn

The press is waking up ping...


2 posted on 01/02/2005 7:03:52 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
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I did a double take when I saw the source for this article - at first look my eyes thought it said "Washingtonienne"...which indeed would have been very bad...
win Autographed Copy of Hugh Hewitt's Best Seller
3 posted on 01/02/2005 7:05:43 PM PST by KMC1
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To: tgslTakoma

Probably if FreeRepublic had a Seal of Approval, Mike Huckabee would be among the candidates.


4 posted on 01/02/2005 7:16:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tgslTakoma

Cool!


5 posted on 01/02/2005 7:30:09 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Neat, isn't it? LOL.


6 posted on 01/02/2005 7:34:37 PM PST by patton (The Louisiana crawfish is disrupting breeding areas for frogs and other amphibians)
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To: patton

Yeah buddy!


7 posted on 01/02/2005 7:44:33 PM PST by kristinn
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To: tgslTakoma; kristinn; JustAmy; Tami; John Robinson; Angelwood; ironman; Mama_Bear; Syncro; ...

Great Post!!

HUCKABEE in '08!!

I'll tell you one thing for sure, the '08 FReeper Ball featuring PRESIDENT HUCKABEE and Capitol Offense is gonna be a real ROCKER!!

Get your tickets early!!


8 posted on 01/02/2005 7:58:04 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I can't wait. Heheheheh. Filling my dancecard already!


9 posted on 01/02/2005 8:00:03 PM PST by patton (The Louisiana crawfish is disrupting breeding areas for frogs and other amphibians)
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To: patton

It's gonna take you 4 years to do................(ducking now)


10 posted on 01/02/2005 8:03:51 PM PST by Gabz (Happy New Year)
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To: Gabz

You are just picking on me because I am a geek amthematician, like all the girls on that IQ for girls thread.


11 posted on 01/02/2005 8:05:22 PM PST by patton (The Louisiana crawfish is disrupting breeding areas for frogs and other amphibians)
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To: patton

No, I'm picking on you 'cause I like you!!!!!

I don't think I've seen more than this or the FReepathon thread tonight!!!


12 posted on 01/02/2005 8:07:55 PM PST by Gabz (Happy New Year)
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To: Gabz

And because I am dislexic.


13 posted on 01/02/2005 8:08:22 PM PST by patton (The Louisiana crawfish is disrupting breeding areas for frogs and other amphibians)
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To: tgslTakoma

It's going to be toooooo much fun! Govenor Mike and a group of Freepers.......What more can you ask for? Yes, maybe W? Wouldn't that be cool?


14 posted on 01/02/2005 8:08:49 PM PST by missanne (Go to work, write letters to the editor!)
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To: Gabz

Don't work so hard - we are doing fine.


15 posted on 01/02/2005 8:09:14 PM PST by patton (The Louisiana crawfish is disrupting breeding areas for frogs and other amphibians)
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To: Jim Robinson
You stole my thunder! :-)
16 posted on 01/02/2005 8:10:15 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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To: patton

FReeper Ball '01, FReeper Ball '05, FReeper Ball '09...

Save those invitations, programs, name tags, dance cards, corsages, awards, pressed flowers, photos, flags, and other inaugural memorabilia. They'll be a part of history your great grandchildren will treasure. You'll want to collect the entire set. LOL!


17 posted on 01/02/2005 8:10:27 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep! They're a very talented group!


18 posted on 01/02/2005 8:10:41 PM PST by Ligeia
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To: Cicero
He'd definitely be in the running.

Along with-and this is just me, rattling names off the top of my head-Bill Owens, Mark Raicot and Mitt Romney, who would make a fantastic dark horse candidate for the next primary season.

19 posted on 01/02/2005 8:11:08 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("Irish blood, English heart, is what I'm made of. There's no-one on earth I'm afraid of.")
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To: Jim Robinson
http://www.arkansas.gov/governor/

Fair sight better than California's Guv.

I can do this. We'll see.

20 posted on 01/02/2005 8:11:33 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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