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Mike Huckabee flip-flops on slamming Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy

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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has backed off his criticism of Oscar winner Natalie Portman's unwed pregnancy, saying that he meant society as a whole when he admonished the actress for not being married, not Portman herself, Politico says. Gee, that sure makes him sound like the understanding sort who should be president.

"Contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not 'slam' or 'attack' Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country," Huckabee said Friday, referring to comments he made Monday on The Michael Medved Show. "My comments were about the statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death. That's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock."

Wait, Huckabee says he didn't attack Portman? Let's check the quote from Monday: "People see a Natalie Portman who boasts, 'We're not married but we're having these children and they're doing just fine.' I think it gives a distorted image. It's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of-wedlock children."

Sounds like using her as a bad example to us. And that bugwit didn't even bother to mention that hey, Natalie and her baby's daddy, Benjamin Millepied, are frickin' engaged. I guess being a single mom is okay only if your name is Bristol Palin.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 4, 2011 3:56pm]

    

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