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Mike Huckabee is holding onto his job at Fox New just fine. Glenn Beck is losing his. Glenn Beck and his giggling band of parrot radio co-hosts call Mike Huckabee a “progressive” for supporting Michelle Obama in her anti-obesity initiatives. Mike Huckbaee takes him down in a statement, saying Beck spoke about the initiatives “either out of ignorance or out of a deliberate attempt to distort them to create yet another ‘boogey man’ hiding in the closet that he and only he can see.” YA BURNT, BECK!

This went on Huckabee’s PAC website:

This week Glenn Beck has taken to his radio show to attack me as a Progressive, which he has said is the same as a “cancer” and a “Nazi.” What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews? I had the audacity—not of hope—but the audacity to give respect to the efforts of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to address childhood obesity. I’m no fan of her husband’s policies for sure, but I have appreciated her efforts that Beck misrepresented—either out of ignorance or out of a deliberate attempt to distort them to create yet another “boogey man” hiding in the closet that he and only he can see. The First Lady’s approach is about personal responsibility—not the government literally taking candy from a baby’s mouth. He seems to fancy himself a prophet of sorts for his linking so many people and events together to describe a massive global conspiracy for pretty much everything. Sadly, he seems equally inept at recognizing the obvious fact that children are increasingly obese and that we now see clinical evidence of diseases in children that as recent as 20 years ago were found only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes. The costs to our nation are staggering in increase health care expenses, but it even effects national security with now 75% of young men between the ages of 17 and 24 are unfit for military service primarily due to obesity! His ridiculous claim that John McCain and I collaborated and conspired in the 2008 campaign is especially laughable. Is he not aware that McCain and I were competitors—not cohorts? Beck needs to stick to conspiracies that can’t be so easily de-bunked by facts. Why Beck has decided to aim his overloaded guns on me is beyond me. But he ought to clean his gun and point it more carefully lest it blow up in his face like it did this time.

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! Ooh!

Alex Pareene:

I think Huck wrote this himself, in a hurry (it’s clearly unedited), which is pretty funny, and probably not the sort of thing a man running for president would be allowed to do.

Indeed. But it is the perfect basis for his new teevee show You Just Got Served By Mike Huckabee, in which Mike Huckabee goes around serving people. You think you are safe? You are not safe. Mike Huckabee is out there in the bushes, just waiting for you to slip up so he can serve you. [HuckPAC/Salon]

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