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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:44 AM
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40. It's even worse. Huck's gift-givers ended up in state posts.
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 01:44 AM by kskiska
From Politico:

Mike Huckabee accepted more than 90 gifts from 21 Arkansans he appointed to state posts during his decade as governor, a Politico analysis of state public records found.

Since setting his sights on the White House, those supporters, their families and their companies have kept on giving. They contributed nearly $161,000 to a pre-presidential campaign account and Huckabee's official campaign committee since late last year, according to state and federal campaign finance records.

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Huckabee also gave appointments to givers of less extravagant gifts who have yet to appear in his campaign donation reports.

He accepted a barbecue grill from a resort owned by the family of a man he appointed to the states State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission.

He accepted as gifts seemingly common services, including car repairs. He reported receiving free eye care and eye wear from an optometrist and an ophthalmologist both of whom he tapped for spots on the boards overseeing their respective professions.

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When Adam's furniture gift, worth more than $70,000, was first revealed, Huckabee claimed it was his familys to keep. He backed down after a lawsuit was filed over the furniture and his familys use of a $60,000-a-year fund, which the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported had been used to pay for pizza, a doghouse, a magazine subscription and pantyhose for Janet Huckabee.

The suit was settled with the furniture still in the mansion and Huckabee, while admitting no wrongdoing, acknowledging a dispute regarding reimbursements.

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  -Huckabee took thousands in gifts, records show kskiska  Dec-14-07 12:45 AM   #0 
  - A good snake oil salesman always does well.  0007   Dec-14-07 12:48 AM   #1 
  - Careful - those "chicks"  JoFerret   Dec-14-07 05:01 AM   #9 
     - ohhh...don't tantalize us, please! NT  boricua79   Dec-14-07 10:04 AM   #24 
  - Sounds like Jennings Osborne and Huckster had a little something  wienerdoggie   Dec-14-07 12:49 AM   #2 
  - K&R.  JohnLocke   Dec-14-07 01:14 AM   #3 
  - God, I hope Huck is the nominee.This would be fun!  saracat   Dec-14-07 01:23 AM   #4 
  - I get the feeling that Mrs. Huck isn't too happy with campaigning.  Frustratedlady   Dec-14-07 01:25 AM   #5 
  - "In his own mind he was righteous"......  ClintonTyree   Dec-14-07 03:58 AM   #6 
  - I've been a businessman for 22 years and nobody's ever lavished clothing and flowers on me  truthisfreedom   Dec-14-07 04:08 AM   #7 
  - be nice. I've gotten really nice gifts in business - no stance required.  crikkett   Dec-14-07 04:48 AM   #8 
  - If we didn't already know he was a dangerous flake  LizW   Dec-14-07 06:16 AM   #10 
  - they are gifts from god for his good work  rodeodance   Dec-14-07 06:58 AM   #11 
  - My dad was a preacher and sure we got gifts.  tanyev   Dec-14-07 08:07 AM   #12 
  - And the gifts were likely in lieu of salary. Akin to a doctor getting paid in chickens.  yellowcanine   Dec-14-07 12:17 PM   #33 
  - Suckabee really IS the heir to *'s throne  TOJ   Dec-14-07 08:10 AM   #13 
  - Lengthy report in England  gratuitous   Dec-14-07 08:33 AM   #14 
  - Is there any doubt as to whom he *really* plans to represent? n/t  Orsino   Dec-14-07 08:35 AM   #15 
  - Let this race come down to rudy v obama and rudy wins. Why?  BenDavid   Dec-14-07 08:43 AM   #16 
  - Unbelieveable...  hughee99   Dec-14-07 08:50 AM   #17 
  - please, do ethics suddenly mean something? i predict satan in an 08 landslide  natrat   Dec-14-07 08:55 AM   #18 
  - "he was righteous so appearance didn't matter."  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-14-07 08:55 AM   #19 
  - Yikes. Stop trashing Huck!  Laura PackYourBags   Dec-14-07 08:58 AM   #20 
  - He is using his background as a preacher  Maestro   Dec-14-07 09:12 AM   #21 
  - If you had to come up with the name of a crooked rich guy for a work of fiction, you  wienerdoggie   Dec-14-07 09:25 AM   #22 
  - That poor man has bad initials: J.O.  originalpckelly   Dec-14-07 10:22 AM   #26 
     - Do they get a lot of tornadoes in Arkansas?  LeftyMom   Dec-14-07 11:45 AM   #31 
  - this from the man who  boricua79   Dec-14-07 10:04 AM   #23 
  - "regularly sent flower arrangements"  originalpckelly   Dec-14-07 10:20 AM   #25 
  - Yep--  wienerdoggie   Dec-14-07 10:25 AM   #27 
  - There was a good article in Rolling Stone  Ishoutandscream2   Dec-14-07 10:46 AM   #28 
  - Obviously, another corporate appointed U.S. Empire puppet pResident..  Broadslidin   Dec-14-07 10:55 AM   #29 
  - uh oh  PAVet4Murtha   Dec-14-07 11:37 AM   #30 
  - "It was because of his background as a preacher," said the staffer, who asked to remain anonymous.  yellowcanine   Dec-14-07 12:15 PM   #32 
  - his crock leather baggage is just growing and growing  ooglymoogly   Dec-14-07 12:37 PM   #34 
  - Almost like the old song "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex". $1,000 cufflinks for the "man of god"  David Zephyr   Dec-14-07 12:48 PM   #35 
  - A'm a true bible-believin' preacher of the gawspull.  kestrel91316   Dec-14-07 01:03 PM   #36 
  - A client in Arkansas told me about this some months ago  MagsDem   Dec-14-07 01:06 PM   #37 
  - Love for sale...  Orsino   Dec-14-07 01:11 PM   #38 
  - Nice guys deserve nice gifts  liberal hypnotist   Dec-14-07 01:22 PM   #39 
  - It's even worse. Huck's gift-givers ended up in state posts.  kskiska   Dec-15-07 01:44 AM   #40 
     - Favortism at its best(worst)  Maestro   Dec-15-07 12:40 PM   #41 
 

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