Just what Arkansas needs, another habitual liar who thinks God wants her in politics.
Courtesy of NYT:
It has been less than six months since Sarah Huckabee Sanders left Washington after a tumultuous tenure as President Trump’s press secretary who was mocked so mercilessly at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that other members of the Trump administration walked out.
But in the deep-red state of Arkansas, which Mr. Trump won in 2016 by nearly 27 points, Ms. Sanders has returned home a bona fide star eager to play a new role in a post-Trump Republican Party crafted in her former boss’s image.
“There are two types of people who run for office,” Ms. Sanders said over breakfast tacos at a diner in downtown Little Rock last week. “People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called.”
She did not make it clear who did the calling — potential voters or even a higher power. As the daughter of Mike Huckabee, who served as governor from 1996 to 2007 and twice ran for president, she is seen as political royalty in Arkansas, and Mr. Trump himself urged her to run for governor when she left the West Wing.
That job will open in 2023, when Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s term is up, and Ms. Sanders is giving every indication that she plans to run.
“It’s the role I’ve been pushed into,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the right person to fit what the state needed at that time.”
Only in Arkansas would this seem to be political royalty.
One might think that Huckabee Sanders had brought shame to both her family and her state by unapologetically lying for Donald Trump repeatedly even after being confronted with the truth by reporters in front of the press room TV cameras.
But if you thought that you do not understand that her father, Mike Huckabee, is also an itinerant liar who eagerly spreads falsehoods on almost a daily basis over on Fox News.
In fact lying is a way of life for the Huckabee tribe, so at least the voters know what they are getting, right?
I actually imagine that Huckabee Sanders will likely win this election in 2023 after all this is Arkansas.