Skip to comments.He’s a Preacher! He’s From Hope! (Gov. Huckabee, Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball article)
Posted on 01/02/2005 7:02:42 PM PST by tgslTakoma
Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee likes to rock. And hes bringing his bass guitar to Washington, plus some strong political ambitions.
Huckabees 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. Bushs 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.
Theyve opened for Dionne Warwick, Percy Sledge, and Charlie Daniels. One of Huckabees favorite moments: hanging out backstage with guitarist Richie Sambora in Nashville.
Huckabee will be strumming and networking in Washingtonthe GOP governor is eyeing a 2008 run for president. Does he stand a chance? Note this: Hes originally from Hopeyes, the same place as Bill Clintonand he has spent his political career studying Clintons 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.
Huckabees political ace in the hole? Hes a Southern Baptist preacher.
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.
The press is waking up ping...
Probably if FreeRepublic had a Seal of Approval, Mike Huckabee would be among the candidates.
Neat, isn't it? LOL.
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!!
I can't wait. Heheheheh. Filling my dancecard already!
It's gonna take you 4 years to do................(ducking now)
You are just picking on me because I am a geek amthematician, like all the girls on that IQ for girls thread.
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!!!
And because I am dislexic.
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?
Don't work so hard - we are doing fine.
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!
Yep! They're a very talented group!
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.
Fair sight better than California's Guv.
I can do this. We'll see.