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Quoted: Mike Huckabee's joke about Nancy Pelosi and Helen Thomas

Mike Huckabee on the set of Fox's "Huckabee" in New York. (Helayne Seidman/The Washington Post)

"The only thing worse than a torrid affair with sweet, sweet Nancy would be a torrid affair with Helen Thomas. If those were my only options, I'd probably be FOR same-sex marriage!"

-- Mike Huckabee in an e-mail to a New Yorker writer cited in a new profile of the former Arkansas guv. Not sure who should be more offended here (is that a joke about their age or their politics?); the magazine cites it as an example of how he is "less predictable" than most pols, "unable to resist the force of his own funniness." (Previously: "Statesman or showman? Huckabee's hip second act"; Huckabee wins Funniest Celebrity.)

By The Reliable Source  |  June 21, 2010; 1:37 PM ET
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So funny I forgot to laugh.

Posted by: dadada | June 21, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

All of this is fortunate for Pelosi and Thomas

Posted by: JRM2 | June 21, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

VERY Presidential.

Another Republican compares an affair with marriage.

Posted by: JRM2 | June 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Having an affair is a choice. Being gay isn't. Can't let scientific facts get in the way of what you choose to believe.

Posted by: thebobbob | June 21, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

This is one of the simpliest men? around!! He plays clubs so probably is bashing of gay people is a cover. Maybe?

Posted by: cch1 | June 21, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

this guy is an evangelical christian and he runs off at the mouth with this type arrogant remark. wasn't this guy a minister or used to give sermons in his church? would he say something like this to his minister on sunday?

just another republican doing god's work for his republican party displaying his conservative mannerisms.

Posted by: swazendo | June 21, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Is this the guy that wanted all Palestinians to be ethnically cleansed from the West Bank>>?? What a hypocrite who talks about what Helen Thomas said.

Posted by: limeybuster1949 | June 21, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

This is the guy who wanted to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians out of the West Bank and Gaza. He has no business talking about Helen Thomas. Nothing but a christian hypocrite.

Posted by: limeybuster1949 | June 21, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Which is more disgusting? The wholly unacceptable comments about two women...powerful women?...or the wholly unacceptable reference to gay marriage? As a Christian I find not only the comments and references reprehensible, but the fact that he thinks he's speaking from a faith-based platform. The fundamentalist right will likely find humour in what he's said, rather than use it as a reality check. He's just another mirror image of pseudo-Christianity.

Posted by: plaidjammies | June 21, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Once again Mike Huckabee demonstrates why he has no business in government. Like all to many members of the radical right, he can only exude hatred, intolerance, and sexism. What a total jerk. And what a hypocrite for somebody who claims to be an evangelical Christian. There is nothing Christ-like about these haters on the radical right. They defile his name just about every time they open their bigoted mouths.

Posted by: dl49 | June 22, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Not a good Christian, I guess.....

Posted by: BMLT | June 22, 2010 1:10 AM | Report abuse

If Huckabee's wife hasn't turned him gay no woman can. By all means, though, let's evaluate a relationship based upon Rev. Huckabee's ideas of physical beauty. I'm sure when he weighed 300 lbs his wife contemplated lesbianism, too.

Posted by: vfazio | June 22, 2010 1:51 AM | Report abuse

Watch out for him and Rev. Ted Haggard. They talk about stuff they are afraid to admit to.

Posted by: jimbobkalina | June 22, 2010 3:45 AM | Report abuse

HAHAHA! Huckabee is eactly right, but you could throw Hillary and Maxine Waters into that group of Democratic cows, that NO GUY would ever consider!

Posted by: Realist201 | June 22, 2010 6:41 AM | Report abuse

If marriage equality were the law of the land, and it's not, his comments wouldn't be so bad. Until then, he should understand why christianists deserve the following labels: sexist, bigot, racist, homophobic, zealot.

Posted by: FlexSF | June 22, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was funny as hell!

Posted by: benniesgohome | June 22, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

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