A lost Exit78 post , recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; July 2011
Now this is pretty amazing. Mike Huckabee is at the top of the searches at Technorati, the self described “authority on what’s happening on the World Live Web, right now.” That means a lot of people are blogging and talking and searching about the former governor of our state, Arkansas.
Mike Huckabee wasn’t bad as governor, in my view. He did things that got Arkansas noticed, which can be good – though when he and his wife moved out of the Governor’s mansion into a mobile home, that was a bit much, even though it was a very nice, triple wide. While governor, he also set an excellent example by losing weight and going from being a pudgy politician to a very lean one.
During Huckabee’s administration, Arkansas highways went from being the some of the very worst in the nation to some of the best. Having traveled the highways of 16 other states this year on three different road trips, it was a bit of a relief each time the cross the state-line back into Arkansas. Unfortunately a couple of stretches of road that weren’t redone are close to home. I sometimes look at those as a reminder of what most of the interstate used to be like.
I’ll admit that I don’t pay a lot of attention to politics. Like so many American’s, I guess I’m just kind of burnt out on all of the partisan bickering and political gridlock. I can’t provide any more specifics about Huckabee’s administration. From what I know of him, I prefer him over the rest of the Republican pack. He can be very funny, sharp, and perceptive.
Interestingly, his hometown, Hope, Arkansas, is also claimed by William Jefferson Clinton as his boyhood home.
Some of the blogs talking about Huckabee: BLOGGERtrail, Politics and Christianity, ApologiesDemanded, Race 4 2008, Still Stacy, and many, many more. A large number of blogs are posting the YouTube video of Chuck Norris’s endorsement of Huckabee.