Politico: “One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American,” Huckabee said in response.
“If you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather,” Huckabee added.
Huckabee's spokesman has issued a correction.
Says his spokesman Hogan Gidley to POLITICO:
“Governor Huckabee simply misspoke when he alluded to President Obama growing up in ‘Kenya.’ The Governor meant to say the President grew up in Indonesia.”
“When the Governor mentioned he wanted to know more about the President, he wasn’t talking about the President’s place of birth – the Governor believes the President was born in Hawaii. The Governor would however like to know more about where President Obama’s liberal policies come from and what else the President plans to do to this country – as do most Americans.”The way the left is carrying on over the whole thing, you would swear Huckabee dissed Obama's mother and Michelle too! They are shrieking "birther" all over the place!
I think they are outraged because they know that Huckabee has a way of being too cute by half. Remember that campaign ad during the primaries?
You never could really tell one way or another whether that cross was a fluke or if it was purposely placed there. This slip of the tongue by Huckabee has the same feel.
Huckabee has come out saying there is no truth to the birther theory, but with an mere slip of the tongue (Kenya instead of Indonesia) he could be giving a nod to birthers while maintaining credible deniability.
Do I think Huckabee is sincere when he says it was nothing more than a slip of the tongue? To tell the truth, I am not sure either way. That is because I have always found Huckabee to be a Republican version of Bill Clinton.
Via: The State
Video h/t: Mediaite