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Does Mike Huckabee want to be president or Beyonce's bassist?

Does Mike Huckabee want to be president or Beyonce's bassist?

I've always had a soft spot for Mike Huckabee. Ever since he devoted a segment of his Fox News show to performing alongside his pal Ted Nugent in a rendition of “Cat Scratch Fever” — a song that euphemistically employs a synonym for cat that can't be printed (in that context) in this newspaper — I've found his contradictions almost endearing. As a loyal son of the Bible Belt, he worships God, traditional family values and all manner of firearms. As a baby boomer of good standing, he worships rock 'n' roll.

And we're not talking Christian rock. A committed guitar and bass player since childhood, Huckabee prefers the hard stuff. He loves the Rolling Stones...

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