Maybe we should let Bush Hater Emeritus Jonathan Chait have the last word on Huckabee’s populism. In his TRB column in the Dec. 10 issue of the New Republic, appropriately titled “Huckster,” he contrasts Huckabee’s denunciation of CEO salaries as “immoral” with the kind words Huckabee has to say about Wal-Mart honcho Sam Walton — “whose salary,” Chait writes, “surely qualified as immoral if anybody’s ever did.” Instead, Huckabee, in his campaign book From Hope to Higher Ground, calls him a “visionary” and a man of “extraordinary integrity.” Even worse, according to Chait, Huckabee was quite happy to see top state employees hired away by Wal-Mart itself (to ensure “docile oversight,” according to Chait). How long before Mike visits Wall Street?
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