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Those Huckabees -- whenever they go out, something's killed.
And the Baltimore Sun's reporter embedded with Huckabee's party got a taste of the pheasants' point of view:
Huckabee's primary business these days is warding off Mitt Romney to win next week's caucus. And without ever mentioning Romney by name, it's clear who Huckabee's real target was, with the unlucky pheasants along to serve only as metaphors (and, eventually, dinner).

In a direct shot at Romney before the hunt, Huckabee said he brings "authenticity and credibility to the campaign."

Romney, Huckabee, said, "is focused on telling people why I shouldn’t be president. I've been here focused on telling people why I should be."

Nobody wanted to argue. The man was armed. And it was very, very cold.

With that, the hunt began. Led by an English pointer named Dude, Huckabee trudged into a field along with his campaign manager, Chip Saltsman, a local official from the National Rifle Association, and a hunting guide.

Pheasants are rather ungainly birds that stick to the low-lying brush. Dogs flush them out and the trick is to shoot them down before they can climb too high. It wasn't long before one emerged.

POP!

The bird flopped to the ground. Had it been Huckabee? The media throng was too far away to be sure. Watches were checked. Time of death: 9:54 a.m. Initial press accounts had Huckabee nailing the first pheasant, but soon there was controversy. His safety was on, someone said. Another suggested checking the video in Zapruder-like fashion for the slo-mo truth.

Huckabee's party drew farther and farther away, circling their targets. POP! POP! Another pheasant down, the killer unknown. The journalists shivered and stomped their feet. Checking BlackBerrys is tougher with gloves on. Another hunter explained that pheasant is usually cooked with the buckshot still in the body. "You just spit it out," he said.

The party was still circling, coming back toward us. The reporters edged out to try and make out the scene. Another bird surfaced and it flew, and flew, and flew.

Right toward us.

POP! POP! POP!

We ducked our heads and scattered. "That was too close," a cameraman said. Nobody was wearing orange anything. The hunting expert said the buckshot wouldn't hurt us if it landed on our heads.

Huckabee's party drew closer and he seemed pleased at our discomfort. He produced three slain pheasants. Huckabee said he had shot one of them, but of course, there was no way to know.

"You like to speak in metaphors, governor," one reporter asked. "What's the metaphor for this?"

"Don't get in my way," Huckabee said. "This is what happens."

Indeed -- don't get in the way of the "Gods, Guns and Gays" hate-fueled base.

Don't get in the way of the next incarnation of Bush.

Don't consider whether the country needs to be led even further from its principles and foundation into the murk of testosterone-fueled, jihad-encrusted global lack of focus.

Bill Clinton got several blow jobs -- all from a consenting adult of the same species. For this, the man had to be impeached.

George Walker Bush -- who as far as anybody knows hasn't had any sex, inside or outside the White House -- ignored months of warnings about the activities of known fanatics who planned to attack within the United States, allowed the tragedy of September 11, 2001 to go unchecked on his watch while he flew about the country from hidey-hole to hidey-hole, has expended more than four thousand GIs in a war on a country and against a now-dead Iraqi 'dictator' who, even Bush admits, had nothing to do with 9-11-01. For this, impeachment is "off the table."

As a nation we are not merely doomed, but damned. Even Bush didn't openly shoot at the reporters embedded with his election campaigns.

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Submitted by lambert on

I mean, it's not like Hucklebee shot any of the reporters in the face, after all. It's just a joke!

NOTE Sarah, yours was a better catch, so I took mine down.

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

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We can admit that we're killers ... but we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill today! ~ Captain James T. Kirk, Stardate 3193.0

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The hunting expert said the buckshot wouldn’t hurt us if it landed on our heads.

why can't so called reporters figure out the difference between buckshot and birdshot?

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Because Huckabee was using buckshot to shoot birds?

LOL. Well someone should find out because if that is the case that would be pretty funny.

btw: you see any quotation marks around that so-called "accurate quote" in that story? me neither.

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but then again I was asking if it were an accurate quote.

Apparently the traditional press thinks Huckabee's "joke" about shooting people who don't vote for him is folksy/cute.

We can admit that we're killers ... but we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill today! ~ Captain James T. Kirk, Stardate 3193.0

Submitted by lambert on

... I don't care if it's buckshot or birdshot!

(And no, probably the average reporter wouldn't know the difference.)

Merry Xmas, farmer, he snarled, hating, as he does, the Holidaze and every part of them except building large fires on the Solstice.

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

Submitted by lambert on

They so want to be dominated. I wish the Dems would understand that...

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

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Submitted by bringiton on

huckabee pheasant hunt photo op
Huckabee and press exchanging pheasantries. (DesMoinesRegister)

"Another hunter explained that pheasant is usually cooked with the buckshot still in the body. 'You just spit it out,' he said."

Maybe Huckabee should be spitting out more than the pellets. He’s an avid hunter and fisherman, as are a great many other “evangelical Christians.” But as hearty and healthful as that outdoorsy lifestyle sounds there can also be significant risks if, as any good sportsman would, the prey is eaten.

For quite some time there has been widespread recognition that wildfowl and fish contain significant levels of mercury along with other heavy metals. Consuming mercury in metallorganic form, as would be the case for fish and fowl, principally manifests as central nervous system damage. In the early stages the effects are dominantly cognitive, including hallucinations and other perceptual distortions.

The phrase “mad as a hatter” comes from symptoms seen in 19th Century hat makers as a consequence of the practice of stiffening felt with mercury salts.

MadlHatter

Mercury toxicity would only be an explanation if Huckabee and his fellow Christianists were to start showing symptoms such as hearing voices, seeing visions, saying things that make no sense or believing..in...fanciful....events.

The effects are, sadly, irreversable.

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"These birds? They don't belong here.", said Huckabee. "They have no respect for our borders and our American culture and they should just go back to Asia if they don't like to be shot".