Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, distinguished by his killing pace of commutations and pardons, was telling tales about health reform yesterday as a rally leader. Still running for president, Huckabee had grabbed his anti-health reform platform and made a pilgrimage to an Omaha, Neb., rally in an attempt to unravel the filibuster-proof Senate majority for health reform by pushing Ben Nelson, D-Neb., back into the "no" column.
Of course it didn't work. Won't work. Who thought it would? Not for that purpose. As a stage for the pardoner's would-be presidential tale, however, it was a solid as the foundations of any number of well-known Gov. Huckabee commutations.
The capricious pardoner merely shape-shifted into the tea baggers' candidate for a day. And, poof, he was notorious again. How is the blame-shifting, self-pardoning pardoner is applauded for calling someone else "Judas"?