With Friends Like Huckabee, Obama Doesn’t Need Any Enemies

Lately, Mike Huckabee has been a one-man defense team for Michelle and Barack Obama for anything from “Let’s Move” to their religious beliefs to the issue of Obama’s citizenship, but he recently became an accidental birther:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suggested in a radio interview that President Barack Obama’s childhood in Kenya shaped his worldview — even though Obama did not visit Kenya until he was in his 20s.

The potential Republican presidential candidate told New York radio station WOR on Monday that Obama’s youth led him to resent the West, which he said explains why, in Huckabee’s view, Obama’s foreign policy differs so greatly from that of his predecessors.

“One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, (is) very different than the average American,” Huckabee said, pointing to Obama’s decision in 2009 to remove a bust of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill from the Oval Office.

The Huckster’s spokesman said that Mike of course meant to say Obama gerw up in Indonesia and not Kenya.

But it was enough to make Media Matters have a mini-tizzy, which is always fun.

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