Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate-turned radio talk show host, was recently asked a series of questions by a reporter named Andrew Goldmen. I want to share two of them with you.
I appreciate a guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Q: Could it possibly be true that you have never, ever tried alcohol in your life?
A: That’s true, other than communion wine in Europe. But I’ve never, ever tasted beer.
Q: You’ve never cracked open the hotel minibar and thought to yourself, Well, I’m out of town, what the heck?
A: No. It’s really not a religious reason. When I was younger, someone said, “Here, try this,” and handed me a beer, and I smelled it, and I thought, Gee, that smells horrible.
And they said, “Well, you have to develop a taste for it.” When they said that, I said, “All of my senses tell me to reject it, but you’re telling me that I have to keep doing it over and over till I get to the point that I’m convincing myself that I enjoy it?”
Now, have I ever been tempted to break into a Krispy Kreme doughnut store in the middle of the night? Oh, yeah. God help us if I had a minibar stocked with cheesecake and chicken-fried steak. Dangerous.