November 24, 2008
Huckabee: Palin 'looks better in stilettos than I do'
Mike Huckabee said that he was surprised that John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate because he believes the only difference they have is that "she looks better in stilettos than I do."
In an article posted by The New Yorker, Huckabee initially responded to a question about Sarah Palin with, "She, uh, was an appropriate choice, because she put John McCain back in the game."
Later, he tells Lauren Collins:
"It was funny that all through the primary - I mean literally up until McCain got enough delegates to win - people said, ?You know, Huckabee's really running for Vice-President. Gee, Huckabee would be a great Vice-President.' And from that day forward, when I actually was no longer running for President, nobody ever said, ?Gee, Huckabee would be a great Vice-President.' "
"I was scratching my head, saying, ?Hey, wait a minute. She's wonderful, but the only difference was she looks better in stilettos than I do, and she has better hair.' It wasn't so much a gender issue, but it was like they suddenly decided that everything they disliked about me was O.K. . . . She was given a pass by some of the very people who said I wasn't prepared."
Huckabee sounded more positive about Palin when he spoke to Christianity Today the week after she was chosen. The former candidate seems to be unleashing months of frustration in the post-election weeks. Last week, he released a book criticizing several evangelicals for not supporting him.