Last week, the progressive paranoia about guns combined with American public school zero tolerance policies for a bizarre result. Joshua Welch, a seven year old boy from Ann Arundel County, Maryland nibbled his Pop Tart into something that resembled a pistol and saying “Bang, bang”. For this grievous offense, Welch was suspended for creating a “classroom disruption” with an inappropriate gesture.
While substitute hosting Rush Limbaugh’s radio program, Mark Steyn took aim at this confluence of nanny state insanity.
On Monday, the Mike Huckabee Show premiered on about 40 stations nationwide, syndicated by Cumulus Media (the current owners of ABC Radio). The show is slotted to compete head to head with the Rush Limbaugh show from Noon to Three p.m.. To distinguish himself from the King of Talk Radio, former Governor Huckabee’s (R-AR) slogan is “Less Confrontation, More Conversation”, which is meant to appeal to the mushy middle of news-talk listeners.
Huckabee took his first phone call fifty minutes into the show from “Mike in San-Francisco”. The caller chimed in:
Well Governor, let me start by saying it’s great to have a different opinion and a different person on the radio and I’m very, very happy that you’re doing this radio show. One of the reasons why I want to listen to your program every day is because you ran for office and you’ve been a politician, you have a different perspective I think.
What a wonderful way to start off your show. Unfortunately, the background behind this sterling first call may expose the Huck-ster.
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