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Huckabee Tries to Slam ‘Cardiac Care Network’ CNN, Gets Owned Himself

Today on Twitter, Mike Huckabee made one of his infamous jokes:

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He makes these sorts of dad jokes a lot on Twitter and they always get panned accordingly just for being groan-worthy, but today’s joke was something else entirely.

The basis of the joke was a play on CNN’s name. Obviously, CNN stands for Cable News Network. Any joke riffing on that would need to maintain the right acronym and be comprised of one word starting with a C and two starting with Ns.

Huckabee went with “Cardiac Care Network.” That phrase spells out CCN, thus torpedoing the punchline and taking the focus off whatever point the former presidential hopeful was trying to make.

Twitter users from CNN and beyond have responded gleefully this morning.

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