March 2nd, 2017 – Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee has jokes. Lots of them. The politician (who also labels himself as a bass guitarist on Twitter) fills his timeline with joke tweets that range from dad humor to conservative zingers to some questionable offensive rhymes.
Huckabee obviously isn’t the only politician to engage in humor to promote policy ideas, to share an opinion or to gain a wider audience. A quick scan of the internet can give you a lot of comedy hits and misses with high profile political figures. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both sat between two ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Mitt Romney read some mean tweets with Jimmy Kimmel.
Huckabee was even a pretty good sport for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog’s Election Special 2016. The A.V. Club’s Dennis Perkins describes him this way: “Mike Huckabee comes off best, oddly, as he plays along even to the extent of accepting debate prep putdown advice in a private session. As odious as much of what he says is (Triumph claims he’s referred to as “a homophobic pufferfish”), Huckabee at least seems to have a sense of humor, even if his feeble attempts to come up with one-liners of his own elicit a sorrowful “Oh, dear God” from his would-be tutor.”
Huckabee has now, however, found his medium of choice in Twitter (and people have gotten pretty speedy in grading his humor). Take a look back at some of the jokes the conservative figure has put forth for jovial consideration.
Watch celebs spew ignorant political venom at Oscars?? Nah…think I’d rather have a colonoscopy. Both happen from same location.