Dec 28 2007
One thing a President can’t be is a loose cannon willing to shoot wildly and with out purpose and thought. Presidential candidate “Wild Mike” Huckabee has demonstrated why this is so true with a wild shotgun blast over the heads of the news media at a photo shoot (pun intended):
Any good sportsman, though, couldnâ€™t miss a distinctly Cheneyesque moment in the press accounts of the former Arkansas governorâ€™s morning hunt: At one point, Huckabeeâ€™s party turned toward a cluster of reporters and cameramen and, when they kicked up a pheasant, fired shotgun blasts over the groupâ€™s heads.
This, friends, is dangerously bad hunting form.
Your Swamp correspondent, the son of a longtime hunter education instructor, grew up plying the corn rows and stream banks of rural Oregon with a Labrador retriever and a Mossberg 20-gauge pump shotgun. On our hunts for pheasant, grouse and quail, merely swinging a gun barrel in the general direction of another person was grounds for day-long banishment to the truck (which smelled like wet dog).
My Dad is from West By Golly Virginia and my life long hunting experience is the same – no bird is worth a risk to human life and limb. Huckabee is simply proving again he is not up to the job of President by is consistent stumbles and bumbles over the last few weeks. Wild Mike – it is time for you to sit down and contemplate where you went wrong during our 15 minutes of fame.