Mike Huckabee Attempts Cocaine Joke, at Sarah Palin’s Expense
June 23, 2010
A video clip showed Sarah Palin discussing legalization of marijuana. In the clip she states that she is against legalization, as she feels it would encourage young people to “think it is OK” (a position I don’t think anyone is surprised by).
But she also commented on the fact that law enforcement should prioritize their concerns, and that is someone is smoking a joint in their house it shouldn’t be the police’s concern, when we are undermanned and in desperate need of focus in various other areas of more significant criminal activity.
I was surprised to find myself agreeing – for the first time ever – with one of Palin’s statements, though only the second part of her opinion.
Apparently, Huckabee did not.
The former governor turned presidential hopeful (much like Palin herself) decided to use the moment for a well-placed drug joke.
“After Sarah Palin made these comments she then produced a gram of coke from her purse and did line after line on the glass table,” he said, to laughter from the others on the show.
I have to admit, the joke was kind of funny coming from Huckabee, but also totally unprofessional, and not on-par with the behavior you would hope from someone in his position.
I am no fan of Palin (which anyone who commonly reads this blog will know). But even I think this was kind of a low blow, especially on such a comment that was practically rational from the hockey-mom’s crimson stained lips. Remember the ‘Death Panels’ comment?
See the video below.