Mike Huckabee’s loose relationship with the truth keeps him sounding like another Arkansas governor.
First, there’s his less-than-candid denial of his role in the release of rapist Wayne Dumond, who committed a murder after being freed from an Arkansas prison with the support of Gov. Huckabee.
Now he’s revising the history of his wishy-washy support for the troop surge. “I supported the president and the war before you did,” Gov. Huckabee told Mitt Romney during Saturday’s (fun) ABC/Facebook debate. “I supported the surge when you didn’t.” But that’s not what he said then. Two weeks after Gov. Romney issued a news release in favor of sending “additional troops to Iraq”, Gov. Huckabee was waffling, saying that he was “not sure” he could support a surge that included “Guard and Reserve troops”.
On Saturday night, when Gov. Romney referred to his “position”, Gov. Huckabee quipped, “Which one?” It was a good shot, but one that Gov. Romney could sling right back.