Nothing to joke aboutHah, hah.
Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor
Mike Huckabee got some laughs -- but raised eyebrows -- with an attempt at humor at the National Rifle Association conference this afternoon in Kentucky.
There was an unexpected slam offstage while Huckabee was speaking, and he said, “That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak. Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”
The former Arkansas governor was adept at one-liners and quips before dropping out of the Republican race and since in his job as commentator.
But some of Obama's supporters have been publicly and privately worried about his safety given the assassination of other figures, such as John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Obama started receiving Secret Service protection last May -- the earliest ever for a presidential candidate -- after urgings from supporters.
Sad that of all people, the right southern reverend would be the one to make light of violence against a black candidate. The Boston Globe blog: