Huckabee takes on Big Bird

October 11, 2012

Before Mitt Romney spoke in Asheville, N.C., on Thursday night, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) warmed up the crowd by delivering a few one-liners.

"I’m going to tell you what Kim Kardashian told Kris Humphries: I won’t keep you long," Huckabee said as he began.

One of Huckabee's lines that earned some of the biggest applause: "We have a president that spent the last week talking about a millionaire Muppet who is getting a federal bailout and somehow he is more interested in a bird keeping his job than he is you keeping yours."

 

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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