Skip to comments.Huckabee: Sarah Palinís wrong, Michelle Obamaís right
Posted on 12/22/2010 4:54:39 PM PST by BfloGuy
Potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says Sarah Palins wrong and Michelle Obamas right, at least when it comes to the first ladys push to combat childhood obesity.
With all due respect to my colleague and friend Sarah Palin, I think she's misunderstood what Michelle Obama is trying to do, the former Arkansas governor said Tuesday on the Curtis Sliwa Show.
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Are these folks related to the late John Candy?
The irony is Huckabee lost weight without the govt getting involved. And he never blamed the govt for getting fat in the first place. If anyone he should know that when it comes to obesity it’s mainly about personal responsiblity. There are some exceptions and various diseases and things where it’s not, but for the most part if you eat right and exercise you won’t get fat. Even if you don’t exercise that much as long as you eat right you won’t get fat.
Gov Palin should trumpet her record in this area. Under her leadership Alaska won back to back titles as the most physically active state in the union in the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge. For some reason after AK won for a second time in 2009 the program was cancelled. Hmm...
Part of this is also typical media overreaction. Palin makes an obviously joking comment(that I probably would have edited out if it were up to me)and the media plays it up into some egregious personal insult.
On the whole though this initiative is pretty harmless. There are way more important things to worry about than Michelle Obama saying a few things about childhood obesity.
Never saw what anyone saw in this guy from the start. Reminds me of a carnival huckster.
Just another “nanny stater”, but then we knew that, didn’t we?
And Huck comes out backing Michelle Obama on the dessert issue against Sarah Palin. Again, for all I know, he may be partly tongue-in-cheek on that too, although I remember his interview with Mrs Obama a few months ago in which he complimented her profusely for her stand on children's diet.
Palin had made a joke on her Alaska show when she was handing out treats to the kids, that Michelle might not like this... which led to Huck's remark saying that he sided with Michelle.
And I'm saying (maybe partly tongue-in-cheek), that by backing Michelle against Sarah, he is making himself unelectable. Thats just me; I'm sure he doesn't agree.
Her "diet" involves a lot of running, something the fat and lazy crowd have trouble emulating.
Shut up, Mike.
They need lap-bands all around.
“Bush concluded his speech by pointing out that his outspoken opposition to the controversial SB 1070 laws should be proof positive that he does not intend on running for president in 2012a rumor his parents had already attempted to dispel, but that his brother and other conservatives have been pushing for.”
You hit the nail on the head. Just one more COMMIE maneuver to control every aspect of our lives.
DumButt huckleberry never had a chance.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Maybe Sarah could lend Huck one of her gonads so he could have one too.
The guy is a mouth-breather if he thinks this is a shrewd move.
Photographic proof that stripes do not make a person look thin.
Now *that* is an indictment! :)
Are those members of the Huckster’s family?
Looks like an audition for WWE!!!
How dare he talk about the government needing the power to control everything that a kid eats????
Huckabee needs to go away.
His TV show seems more a pay off than anything substantive.
it’s spending 4.5 billion of the taxpayers hard earned money on a federal program that has no business being involved in local school districts in the first place.”
Someone on another thread did the math & said that this program of NObama spending would amount to 6 CENTS more for every meal that is served in the schools.
I cannot in any way shape or form use only 6 CENTS to switch from canned or frozen veggies & fruits to fresh.
I cook the main meal about once a month for a horse riding club when they are competing. I have made sliced ham—turkey—chili-spagetti-baked potatoe bar-chicken thighs—Polish sausages /hot dogs-—lots of different things. The rest of the group brings pot luck to fill out the meal.
I have served as high as 80 riders/crew at a single event. 6 Cents would not change things over to fresh items.
I often make a layered fresh salad for my own contribution to the pot luck. I make it in a large metal bowl. Lettuce-shredded cheese- sliced hard boiled eggs—tomatoes—cucumbers-green bell pepper-red bell pepper-gold bell pepper- yellow bell pepper-red onions—long stem green onions-—frozen corn kernals-—frozen green peas—broccoli—celery—carrots—& whtever else I can find in season.
I have kept track 3 times of all those ingredients to layer into that large bowl. It costs a tick under $30 just for tht one salad. Not even counting the dressing, as that is separate. If everyone takes a fair helping it will work for about 45-50 people and even less if everybody is hungry and really diving into that bowl.
This entire issue is about control——not about being able to serve any fresh ingredients to any kids.
Yes- & Sarah has had-—what?-— 5 kids???
Huckster cannot even blame his size on ‘pregnancy weight’ he hasn’t shed yet.
Baloney! Obesity is the same as poverty. Overstated in order to make it an issue which requires government intervention.
Huckabee, Romney, and McCain are all polishing their mushy credentials at a time when we are clammoring for a strong conservative. Good luck with that, Mike.
there used to be a place in Amarillo, Texas that would give you the whole dinner for free if you could eat it & it included everythign plus a 64 ounce steak.
I knew a few drag racers that could do it.
If that place is still open, I can see them turning out the lights & putting up the closed sign if this group came in.
Do they need extra suspension add ons for their cars? What about their mattresses??
Well this just goes to show that Sarah is smarter than the Huckster. She has been living what the Arkansas Huckster just recently caught up on. You don’t chow down every day on fatty foods!
Of course...I wish he would keep his mouth full of smores instead of spouting inane political commentary.....
Add Huckabee’s name to the list of RINOs that need to be put back under their rocks in the near future.
Huck knows he does not have a chance against Palin thats why the cheap shots.
Oy, we're screwed. Hello, larger of two evils. Obammy, welcome to your 2nd term.
Michelle Obama sees a problem of obesity and turns to the same solution she and her husband choose for every problem in life - more government. She’s already decided to spend a substantial amount of our money to put new salad bars into cafeterias, so that school kids can continue throwing away the rabbit food that will be slapped onto their trays.
Sarah Palin sees a problem of obesity and turns to the same solution she tries first for most problems in life - the family. She’s already filmed several episodes of her show in which she models active parenting. She takes her kids digging for clams, fishing, hiking, camping, and in general keeps them active, outdoors, and engaged in life. You don’t need an ineffective government program to do the job if you have parents who are active with their kids. My guess is that some kids will see the show, ask, “hey, can we do that” and get far more benefit than they get from carrying a heavier school lunch tray to the trash can to toss the salad made by the lowest bidder with ingredients that they probably don’t want.
Isn’t it interesting that SARAH is the only THIN one in this whole thing??
Huckabee IS a giant nanny stater. He is onboard with denying many rights, and in this instance, looks to govt to do what he and his wife apparently could not do themselves. So what if his family is overweight, that does not mean the govt should control food intake! Get a clue!
Weeeelllll, it's really such a minor thing. You DO know that in nearly every straw poll on the planet (almost, not all I know) the Huckster still comes out on top of everybody from Sarah to Mitt and everybody else. That says a lot. Freepers tend to be waaaaay more conservative (God Bless 'em all) than your run of the mill "Conservative Republican." Hopefully, freepers stand as a force multiplier to make psuedo conservatives more conservative in a more concrete (read gutsy) fashion. But still, all those other folks, they vote.
Bush concluded his speech by pointing out that his outspoken opposition to the controversial SB 1070 laws should be proof positive that he does not intend on running for president in 2012WOW!Good thing because he just sucks in so many ways after that public display of lunacy .
Isnt it interesting that SARAH is the only THIN one in this whole thing??She's the only everything positive you can imagine in this whole thing...beginning with honesty.
Yep. If they'll vote for Obama, they'll vote for a nanny state cop killer like ole Huck.
Maybe so but he is getting rich walking in the ‘middle of the road’ and entertaining the soft, gutless electorate-—
Hey Huckster.....HUCK YOU!!!!
All Huck is doing is demonstrating his bonafides for the Rinocrat Oligarchs...whom he seeks to join on Capitol hill.
Anybody who thought these outfits were a good idea for a photo shoot has no business running anything....period!
when you ain’t got nothing, Mike, you’ve got nothing to lose....and it’s clear you ain’t got a thing
And between those two, who do you vote for?