Tim Russert asked Huckabee about the very dangerous joke he he told about Barack Obama at the NRA dinner in Kentucky. The one where Obama gets assassinated.
“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he’s getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”
He responds by bringing up Bobby Knight---saying he'll say stupid things again and he thought John McCain's "bomb, bomb Iran song parody was a hoot.
Huckabee: There was a Bobby Knight incident going on back stage with a chair that fell and made a terrible noise, distracted the crowd.
I apologized for it immediately. I would never ever try to inject something like that to create an endangered moment for any candidate. I don't care who it is. And ah...you know, it wasn't the first dumb thing I've ever said and let me go and announce it on this program, it won't be the last dumb thing I've ever said. We all in politics do, Ronald Reagan had an open mic and said "I'm gonna launch a nuclear attack against Russia." I remember John McCain sing "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran." I thought that was funny, but I mean a lot of people didn't.
Didn't Bobby Knight get fired from Indiana for his horrible behavior? I think that's a bad starting off point, Hucky, comparing yourself to Bobby Knight, who choked a student too. Maybe you should be fired off NBC and start over on Glenn Beck's show---you know, something well-regarded. Then he says that McCain singing "bomb, bomb Iran" was funny. Sure, McBush singing that he wants to bomb a country that has already been targeted with sour rhetoric like Bush and Cheney do despite little to no evidence of what they're being accused is something we should all laugh at. I'm sure the leaders of Iran thought it was well done too.