Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mike Huckabee Crosses Picket Line

Former Governor Mike Huckabee, running for the Republican nomination for President, showed his true colors today when he crossed a picket line in California so he could be on the Jay Leno Tonight Show.

After cheap talk earlier today saying he supported the writer's strike, he took the first opportunity to cross the picket line to get his face on television. When called on the hypocrisy, he tried to claim that the television writers represented by the Writers Guild of America West had settled with late night television shows. After reporters twice called him on that lie and told him he was wrong, Huckabee just said, "Hmmm. Oh." He still crossed the picket line.

This came as no big surprise to those of us in Arkansas. Mike Huckabee has never been a friend of organized labor or working families, even going out of his way to attack public school teachers who had endorsed his opponent. Guaranteed dues checkoff for city and county employees in our state did not get enacted until after he left office.

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