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Friday
Mar042011

Mike Huckabee's Week of Political Two Step

Rick Gershon/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- All week it seems former Arkansas governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been doing the political version of the two-step – making a serious of controversial remarks and later walking them back.

From Barack Obama to Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman, Huckabee cast a wide net for the subjects of his controversial statements.

This week he criticized Natalie Portman, who recently accepted an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film “Black Swan,” for having a child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied before marriage. Huckabee, an advocate for abstinence, criticized Portman for having a child out of wedlock.

On Friday, Huckabee clarified those comments, writing in an email statement that “Natalie is an extraordinary actor” and that he is “glad she will marry her baby's father.” He concluded the message by reiterating how “unfortunate” it is that society accepts “the idea of having children out of wedlock.”

Monday, Mike Huckabee went after President Obama, not for his policies, but for “growing up in Kenya,” again raising the issue of the presidents birth certificate. “I would love to know more,” Huckabee said in an interview with conservative talk radio host Steve Malzberg, referring to where the president spent his childhood. "What I know is troubling enough."

Again the Huckabee team backtracked. Hogan Gidley, the director of Huckabee's political action committee, said Tuesday that the former governor “simply misspoke” and meant to say the president grew up in Indonesia.

Last Wednesday, Huckabee told talk radio host Bryan Fischer: "I have said many times, publicly, that I do think he has a different world view and I think it's in part molded out of a very different experience. Most of us grew up going to Boy Scout meetings, and you know, our communities were filled with rotary clubs, not madrassas," – or, Muslim schools.

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