CNN describes a revealing campaign moment, in which Mike Huckbee chose to deflect press criticism of his own tardy awareness of a breaking story by echoing democrat-style criticism of Bush Administration foreign policy.
Huckabee’s comments came in an interview with Iowa’s Quad City Times, in which a reporter asked him why, last month, he was at first unaware of a National Intelligence Estimate detailing the threat posed by Iran, despite the fact the report had been made public for several hours.
“That was released at 10 oâ€™clock in the morning,” Huckabee said. “At 5:30 in the afternoon, somebody says, â€˜Have you read the report?â€™ Maybe I shouldâ€™ve said, â€˜Have you read the report?â€™ President Bush didnâ€™t read it for four years; I donâ€™t know why I should read it in four hours.â€
Romney said Tuesday the comments were in ‘bad taste,” and lifted from the “Democratic playbook.”