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January 2, 2008

.. So I Caught The Haircut, But Missed The Shoe Shine

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Huck's-ShoeshineI’m telling you, Huck’s a piece of work.

The shot also gives you a sense of the gaggle he’s been playing (to).

Displaying An Edge (Huckabee’s Iowa Haircut @ The BAG)

African-Americans in Iowa, 1838-2005 (Iowa Public Television)

(hat tip: arty.  image: Paul Sancya/AP.  Monday, Dec. 31, 2007. Des Moines, Iowa.  via YahooNew.  caption: Republican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has his boots shined by James Reasby Jr. during a stop for a haircut at the Executive Forum Barbershop.)

  • Doug

    If Huckabee were to become the nominee we could look back on this as the “Grooming the Nom” series.

  • Hans

    first time poster… Perhaps this is a reference to the John Edwards, 400$ hair-cut story. Huckabee scored early points at a debate with a line about spending money like “John Edwards in a beauty shop.”
    I rememeber a similar story involving Romney and a make-up bill. Hmmm?

  • Cactus

    Huckabee the Hooker. Not only is this dufus a whore, but a clueless one. And I mean no disrespect to the hard-working ladies of the night. Does he not know that this shot recalls to mind the great white boss letting the darkie shine his shoes. I suppose as most southern white men, he thinks he’s helping a Negro by letting him shine his shoes. I just cannot believe this crap.
    And tonight he is going to appear on good ole’ republican (and strike breaking) Jay Leno’s show by crossing a picket line while saying that he supports the striking writers. This guy should have been dunked in a barrel of Arkansas’ finest moonshine and left to pickle himself.
    And aside from all the political incorrectness (literally) of the entire scene, what kind of chutzpah would lead this egomaniac to have his oblations in front of an audience.

  • mcc

    This is a fascinating image… does a higher-res version exist than the 400×275 one?

  • donna

    Wow, just – wow.
    This is so blatantly offensive that it took some real hubris.
    Huckabee is either totally clueless, or just really believes that southern and Christianist vote will put him over the top.
    It won’t, Huck, really.
    Go teach your kid not to kill dogs, ok, Huck?

  • Erika

    I know the man shining Huckabee’s shoes, and this was a very proud moment in his life! Let it be a proud moment, and don’t ruin it with racist remarks!

  • Rose

    I, too know the man shining Mr. Huckabees shoes. I would hope that doing such a publicity shot was not meant by him to highlight the old racist attitudes. If there some hidden racisim there, it will soon come out. In the meantime, I am proud that a black man that has not had many breaks in his life, is actually gainfully employed. Makes no difference that he shines shoes, he does it well and to the best of his ability.

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