Friday, May 16, 2008

'Painfully awkward video'

Mike Huckbee "jokes" about Obama and guns. Quote:
"That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak. Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor."
"Deafening silence," says Allahpundit. So much for the Huckster's vice-presidential aspirations.

UPDATE: Just randomly to deal with some bloggy stuff while I'm thinking about it, The Other McCain passed the 50,000-visitors mark yesterday, less than 90 days since I began blogging regularly in early March.

Averaging almost 800 visitors daily as of 8 p.m. today (Friday, May 16). That projects to more than 30,000 page-views per month, and more than 1/3 of the way to the 2,000 visitors-per-day threshold at which display advertising becomes feasible. If this kind of readership growth continues, the blog could be a remunerative enterprise within months.

Thanks to all the bloggers who've linked here, and thanks to the regular readers. Thanks even to left-wingers who link me. Call me a "douchebag" as often as you want, man, just keep linking me. If I'm going to be a douchebag, I want to be a successful douchebag.


  1. Huckabee's "crack" shows as much judgment on his part as that of someone ON crack. In this day and age, to suggest there's something funny in the notion of pointing a gun at any political candidate, Democrat or Republican, black or white, is truly irresponsible. If Huckabee were a professional comic, as opposed to a political candidate and a supposed "man of God", it might have been taken as merely a poorly considered joke gone wrong. As it was, even an audience of activist gun owners all but groaned at this display of bad taste, ill will and dreadful leadership. The NRA hardly needs to be painted into a corner with Huckabee if some lunatic who thinks like the preacher-man apparently does decides to put his dumb words into action.