Saturday, December 22, 2007

Huckabee Outshone By 7-Year Old Girl

“Who is your favorite author?” Aleya Deatsch, 7, of West Des Moines asked Mr. Huckabee in one of those posing-like-a-shopping-mall-Santa moments.

Mr. Huckabee paused, then said his favorite author was Dr. Seuss.

In an interview afterward with the news media, Aleya said she was somewhat surprised. She thought the candidate would be reading at a higher level.

“My favorite author is C. S. Lewis,” she said.
I love that girl.

I got the quote from Reason, which linked to the NYT article.


Unknown said...

That little vignette sums up the quality of our leadership right there I'm afraid, as another aspiring, wannabe leader panders to the first impulse of a politician, to seek to ingratiate by replying what he assumes his audience wishes to hear. That is not leadership, that is simply opportunism.

From out of the mouths of babes...God bless the little tike.

Unknown said...

Sean Spike Cluckabee is getting weary of saying: "Jesus Christ."

Even doublethink can wear off.