Monday, April 14, 2014

I Spoke Too Soon ...

One of my readers gently criticized me some months ago for naming the Ass Clown of the Month too early, an action which might discriminate against better candidates that might emerge in the later days of the month. While I recognized the strength of the argument and have since tried to wait until at least the middle of the month to name the dishonoree, I sometimes make the call early ... as I did this month (see the announcement, made on April 4th, here). It seemed like a good idea at the time.

But another candidate so outrageous has emerged that I'm tempted to announce a second* award for the month. And since it's my blog, after all, I think it's within my power to do it.

Therefore, with a roll of drums and a sad shake of the head, I announce the second Ass Clown of the Month Award for April 2014 to

Mike Huckabee

While addressing a red-meat conservative crowd at the inaugural New Hampshire Freedom Summit, Mr Huckabee was quoted as saying, "My gosh, I'm beginning to think that there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States." He went on to complain about security requirements at airports, claiming that they imposed more ID requirements than voting.

For his inability to distinguish between transportation security requirements and legitimate concerns on both sides of the voter identification controversy, and between both of those and the actions of a despotic government that imprisons tens of thousands of its citizens in labor camps and regiments the remainder to a degree unmatched anywhere in the world, Mike Huckabee gets the nod as our second Ass Clown of the Month for April, 2014.

And this guy wanted to be president.


Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.


* Third, actually, since this month was a dual award.


The Mistress of the Dark said...

The problem is, there are simply too many ass clowns out there.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

He's an ass clown, for sure! But you had better prepare a third award because another one is sure to come over the horizon.

Grand Crapaud said...

A little run off at the mouth, eh?

Bilbo said...

Andrea & Angel - when I first started doing this award, it was the "Ass Clown of the Week," but I later went to "Ass Clown of the Month" in order to provide space for other posts. I think I may have to split the difference and go to something not tied to a specific time frame, because they're coming out of the woodwork faster than I can appropriately dishonor them.

KathyA said...

I think a lot of these politicians are not aware that their mouths are actually running. He is more than worthy of your distinction.

Mal aka Lancelots Pram said...

Good call with your Assclowns - lovin' it! Thanx :)

Banana Oil said...

He's a clown; but I still think the judge merits the coveted award.

Mike said...

Huckabee could be in the running for ass clown of the decade.