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Huckabee on Ron Paul, Schiavo and cat funds

Buzz  caught up with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in Orlando today. We watched a bit of the Fox''s repeat of the last GOP debate together and Huckabee shared what was going through his mind listening to Paul Paul: “The Republicans are supposed to have a big tent. But this is Bozo’s bigtop, and there’s the side show. Good God, give us a break.”

Asked about a national catastrophic fund to ease the property insurance crisis in Florida and other states, he was receptive but said he’d have to see the detail. Rebuilding people’s beach homes doesn’t appeal to him, but “I come from a state that’s prone to tornadoes and floods. I understand how devastating it can be, so I’m very sympathetic.”

On governmental intervention in the Terri Schiavo case: “I had no problem with the state getting involved because it’s one of their citizens. but I wasn’t sure how the federal government had a role in all that.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:23pm]

    

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