Huckabee apologizes (for the wrong thing)

Daniel Drezner posts his approval of Mike Huckabee’s apology regarding his Barack Obama ‘joke’ of today.

Except that being offensive isn’t really the issue here. It is only disparaging to Obama if one assumes that he should NOT jump to the floor if someone attempts to shoot him. The problem with these remarks is that Huckabee makes light of the possibility of an assassination attempt. I would much prefer he have used the opportunity to have suggested to the NRA (and everyone else) how wrong it is that we live in a country in which Obama has to be more concerned about being killed than John McCain does.


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