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Listen to this…

The Huckster appearing with Greta Van Sustren on FoxNews there.

Logic would dictate that the former Arkansan executive ought not use the phrase ‘likely the beginning of the reelection of BO‘, if he was intent on gearing up for a run at said BO in a couple years. I think we might have caught a candid window into the Huck’s thought process there. And lived to tell the tale.

There was already a good deal of scuttlebutt to the effect that Huckabee was enjoying his media ventures too much to want to get back into politics. In addition to his Fox News venture, he produces a daily radio commentary for ABC Radio. Also fueling speculation he’d stay away from the race was the recent tragedy in Seattle where a former Arkansas prisoner whose sentence was commuted by the former Governor murdered police officers in the line of duty.

If indeed Huckabee stays out of the fray, one of the key wild cards in the ’12 GOP primary will doubtless be his endorsement. The gravitas he commands in the evangelical movement could be a potent asset for the lucky candidate he selects (if he chooses to). Here’s guessing that nod goes to a hopeful not hailing from Massachusetts, and not named Mitt Romney.

In a non-Arkansan, non-political note… I’d like to offer warm and heartfelt congratulations to our friends at the blog Faith and Geekery as they celebrate their 1 year anniversary of existence this week! The collection of contributors there offers a great window into the intersection of Christian faith and technology, media, and all thinks geeky.

We’ve been pleased to feature FG editor Aaron White in the “Geek Beat” segment of the TWG Podcast and look forward to more of his audio appearances. Happy birthday, noble geeks.

Governor Mark Sanford’s South American enterprise to see his mistress this week was the most unbelievably foolish stunt we’ve seen a politician undertake for the sake of adultery in recent memory… wait… that just really isn’t the case. Oh well – it was still incredibly ill advised. Anyway, before Argentina happened, Governor Sanford was being highly touted as a potential presidential candidate three years hence. Now, that isn’t going to happen. This situation reminds us that there are different standards for Democrat and Republican candidates. Put a different way, there are standards for Republican candidates and no standards for Democrat candidates (see W.J. Clinton, Teddy Kennedy). So who’s left on the Republican chief executive smorgasbord? And what will push each of them toward and hold them back from the right to challenge the venerable and serene President Barack Obama?

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