Seriously, one of the reasons I post about guns on my LJ is that I think it's important for gun owners to put a good public face on our
Which is why Huckabee's stupid, failed, unscripted attempt at a joke pisses me off so much. The video shows it: during Huckabee's speech at the NRA convention, there's a loud *thunk* as something falls over backstage. Huckabee jokes that it was Barack Obama tripping over a chair; then he adds that Obama hit the floor when somebody pointed a gun at him. The clip I linked cuts away just after Huckabee's comment, but he sure as hell didn't get a laugh. You can hear the moment of stunned silence -- "Did he *say* that?!" -- followed by the audience murmuring in apparent disbelief and dismay.
I am an NRA Life Member, I own really a lot of guns, and -- I know this will be a shock -- I think Obama's stance on gun control is a) wrong and b) wussy in that he knows it might hurt him with some segments of the electorate and so refuses to admit where he stands and stand up for his opinion. And right now, I'm going to make a rare departure from my even tone and state for the record that I would *love* to kick Mike Huckabee in the nuts. Because for at least a couple of days, when people watching news across the country think "gun nut," they won't be thinking about dorks like me. They'll be thinking about that asshat Mike Huckabee.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled geekdom.
Maybe I will just post a bunch of pictures of my dog.