Get ready for a political Twilight Zone. In this clip from Huckabee on Fox News, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg tries to convince former Governor Mike Huckabee that we live in treacherous times that justify the current “police state” security measures at the airport. Wonder if it was President Bush, and not Obama, who instituted the TSA pat-downs whether Huckabee’s uneasiness and Goldberg’s compliance would be reversed?
In response to Huckabee saying he is not happy about a government employee going into people’s pants at the airport, Goldberg reminds him “no it’s not comfortable and it’s not the way I would like to live, but if it’s going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky, you can check anything you want. And if you feel something you like and squeeze it, what am I going to do?”
What makes this encounter odder is that Huckabee and Goldberg seem to get along great. By the end of the interview the two are in complete agreement on another topic: the problem of cruel and anonymous bloggers or as Huckabee calls it “wordsmith terrorism.” Apparently Whoopi is annoyed that “people just poop on you and they walk away,” when coward bloggers post stories without fact-checking and when such posts get picked up elsewhere and reported as truth. Huckabee agreed and claimed such damage can be irreversible.
It seems both were blowing the “vicious” problem of wordsmith terrorism out of proportion, however, the calm and civil discussion was still enlightening. Huckabee’s ability to have such conversations with liberals is certainly one of his assets if he does become a candidate for President, and something on which Sarah Palin might benefit to begin to taking notes.
Watch the clip courtesy of FOX News below:
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