It’s Time To Write Off Mike Huckabeeby Doug Mataconis
His apparent support for the FairTax notwithstanding, I’ve pretty much decided that Mike Huckabee isn’t worthy of my support.
The reason ?
The fact that one of his biggest supporters is champion of the Bridge to Nowhere, and worthy of the title King of Pork:
Little Rock, AR – Former Governor Mike Huckabee announced Friday that U.S. Representative Don Young (R-AK) will serve as congressional chairman of his presidential exploratory committee and U.S. Representative John Boozman (R-AR) will serve as co-chairman.
“It’s an honor to have the strong support of such dedicated and well respected members of the U.S. Congress,” said Huckabee.
“As Governor of Arkansas and NGA Chairman, I worked closely with Don on a range of critical issues, including transportation – which is a passion we both share. I’ve seen him in action and respect his commitment – not only to the people of Alaska, but to our country. I have deep respect for the job he has done in Congress, and I know he’ll do a great job as chairman of my congressional team.”
I’ve written before about Congressman Young, here and here. He’s skilled at getting as much of your/my money for his constituents as possible, even if if means investing in a complete boondoggle of a transportation project, or asserting that cutting back on pork barrel spending is taking away “his money.”
I’ll give this much credit to Congressman Young. He’s a guy who knows how the system works. But, given the fact that the system itself is inherently corrupt, that can only lead to the conclusion that he’s dedicated to the idea of grabbing as much taxpayer money for his constituents as he can, regardless of whether its Constitutional, or even moral.
The fact that Huckabee would take this guy on as a supporter.
Well, you can draw your own conclusions.