Tuesday, January 1, 2008

mike huckabee is a scab

Faith. Family. Freedom.

This is Mike Huckabee's campaign slogan.

Wednesday he's crossing a picket line to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The Tonight Show is resuming despite not having writers and Leno (also a Writers Guild of America Member) is going back to work to save the jobs of those who work for him, otherwise they would be laid off by NBC. Mike Huckabee is appearing on the show because, in addition to being dumb-as-a-doornail and a cult member, he's a SCAB. In his world, Jesus loves everyone except the union rank-and-file.

The only production company to have reached an accord with the Writer's Guild of America is Worldwide Pants, David Letterman's company that produces the Late Show and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This means that Letterman and Ferguson will have a monologue and Leno will not. Leno's show is resuming without any written material. He can still do interviews, man-in-the-street skits, ad-lib on photos, but can't work up written jokes. The Daily Show and the Colbert Report are also in the same predicament, which could stretch the comic muscle of John Stewart and Stephen Colbert because these shows are heavily scripted. Comedy that appears spontaneous isn't. It, like public speaking, requires many rewrites to appear fluid and remain funny. Jokes are heavily vetted before appearing on air.

Mike Huckabee may be a preacher, a member of a rock band, but he's certainly no politcian.

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