Thursday, December 14, 2006

MIKE HUCKABEE INITIATED IN TAU KAPPA EPSILON

Some people will do anything to get elected. Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined his son as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The governor is considering running for President in 2008, and plans to announce his decision after he leaves office in January.
“He's a distinguished governor. He's done an awful lot for the state as well as the country,” said Kevin Mayeux, the fraternity's chief executive officer. “We've been very impressed with his character and the initiatives he headed.”

His son, David, has been an involved member since 2002, joining at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. A Southern Baptist minister, Huckabee never belonged to a fraternity while at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

“In order to cram four years into a little more than two, there just wasn't a lot of time,” Huckabee said. “Time to be a part of things like that just wasn't available.”

Huckabee said he didn't have any preconceived notions about fraternities from movies such as "Animal House," which depicts fraternities in a negative light.

“That'd be like saying you have a concept of a hospital based on reruns of 'M*A*S*H,” he said.

Huckabee said he didn't know if joining TKE would give him a larger pool of supporters if he runs for president.

“We'll soon find out, won't we?” Huckabee said.
We may indeed. It seemed to have worked for Ronald Reagan and Elvis Presley
Hmmmm. I wonder if Barack Obama is a fraternity member - or would like to be?

MIKE HUCKABEE INITIATED IN TAU KAPPA EPSILON

UPDATE:Read what Wonkette has to say about it (hint - it isn't pretty). Lots of even less pretty comments.