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When Will Mike Huckabee Apologize to Bristol Palin?

By on 6.19.12 | 5:39PM

Ouch.

Governor Mike Huckabee has hit another roughpatch in his radio show.

It seems the idea was to have Bristol Palin on his show to discuss her new TV show, Life's a Tripp.

Bristol agreed. Only to learn that The Huck had taken to the air and said this:

We had earlier in the hour that Bristol Palin would be joining us about a new reality t.v. show that she's going to be doing.

And apparently, she just didn't show up.

So guess what? I don't guess we'll be watching tomorrow when her new show lines up."

Too bad.

Huckabee then launched into an all-around scolding of Ms. Palin for not appearing after having agreed to do so.

Ahhh…but Bristol had a very different story. And clearly like her mother, isn't shy about taking baloney. Wrote Bristol on her blog:

Yesterday, I was at [her brother] Track's house for his last night in town before he deploys back to Afghanistan. That's where I got an e-mail explaining that Mike Huckabee had just told his radio audience that he was very disappointed in me.

….I would've considered it an honor to talk to his viewers about my show, my experience of single motherhood, and what a wonderful little boy Tripp is.

But the fact is, his people didn't schedule my appearance. I'd said I'd do the show, I sent them my phone number, and they apparently neglected to schedule a time. Of course, mix-ups do occur in life. Schedules aren't communicated, errors are made.

But this isn't the first mistake on his show. Maybe instead of lecturing me on being irresponsible, he should get his own team in line.

Then, maybe, we could talk.

But I probably would just call Rush instead.

Ouch again.

The link to Ms. Palin's blog is here -- and the link in her blog post to a column of mine on Huckabee's first show opening with a staged caller was hers. She also posts a link to the audio of the Huckabee scolding. Here as well is a link to the Lifetime Channel promo and scheduling info for her show and her recent appearance on Sean Hannity's TV show to discuss it all.

As someone who's been on hundreds of talk radio shows, I find it somewhat mindboggling that a radio host would scold a guest on-air for not appearing until verifying with said guest off-air as to the reason.

We hope there's an apology coming from Governor Huckabee to Bristol.

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