Huckabee Hitblog: Dirty Politics via Blogs Redux, Encore, Again
REIHL'S NOT SURE IF IT'S FOR REAL. Dan Riehl of The Riehl World points to what is clearly a HitBlog (a blog mounted purely for the purpose of putting a political hit in play). We've seen these before with the Foley case last year. Now it's here for Huckabee in the guise of "wisdom" from "Plutarch."
The blog has one post and one post only made live this evening. The sole purpose is to present the "evidence" that Huckabee's famous weight loss was not due to the saintly means of diet and exercise, but the technofix of gastric bypass surgery. You can scan it here at Plutarch's Weblog, Mike Huckabee's weight loss scam . "Huckabee has largely maintained his now normal weight for nearly 4 years. This is characteristic for gastric bypass, but not so for diet/exercise regimens"
The weight loss question leaves me cold since Huckabee is not going to be the nominee or the President, he's just the flavor of the month to the right and the left. Nor do I care about the wieght-loss "question." I know that in this day and age a fat person cannot be President (which is why you seldom see a shot of Hillary Clinton from behind). Indeed, I don't really care that the form of the hitblog was trotted out for this particular purpose. Blogs are just a new meat-axe in the political golfbag. It will, however, be interesting to see how quickly this tawdry tale -- "Candidate Can't Be Fat. Staples Stomach" -- finds traction in the host like all the other little parasites on the loose in the body politic.
The "About" page states: "I am a regular poster at Free Republic, going by Plutarch" [Link to post by the user Plutarch @ Free Republic]. "I’ve started this blog for the usual reasons." Really? Because you're pond slime? Yes, that about covers it.
UPDATE: Ace has got it, but feels the shame
. Allah is obviously out at the mosque over at Hot Air. Drudge has nothing but, being a blog, he hates to link to blogs. So, as of 8:23 PM Tuesday only four blogs are carrying this tale. We'll see how long this Huckabee luck can last.
Posted by Vanderleun at December 11, 2007 8:05 PM
Wow! That's taking mud slinging to the next level. And by 'mud', I mean 'colon'....
I'm as sure Huckster lost the weight by diet and exercise as I am that Obama al-Hussein Barrack was educated in a madrassa.
I think that Huckabee is the 'Republican Jimmy Carter'. He shares the twin burdens of Hippy-Jesus Christianity and the Pathological Fatalism of Southern Leadership.
Who was the last good Southern President?
Look at Al-Gore bin Warming! That's what I'm talking about--the weird, twisted Pathological Fatalism Southern Leaders have had since Jefferson Davis. They just love being doomed and want you to share in their Gotterdamerung.
I know that in this day and age a fat person cannot be President (which is why you seldom see a shot of Hillary Clinton from behind).
Ugh.... Keerist! That is a big fatty-fat ass! At least unlike every other candidate, we are not ever going to see pictures of her jogging or working out in any way.
I wish she would get an 'Asstric bypass' if I'm going to have to look at that horrible, horrible Maoist pantsuit for the next 8 years....
Plutarch convinced me. The guy either comes out with a bariatric XRay (that can be verified as his) or he's a complete fraud. (And "privacy" my A_ _, he's made this and "Character" a major issue of his "bootstrap" philosophy along with making a ton of money from the books.)
This either comes out NOW and get's verified or debunked -- OR, the Dems use it to slice and dice him in the fall of 2008.