Mike Huckabee

Aleya and the Huckabee

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Mike Huckabee, that winsome combination of Mr. Rogers and Lonesome Rhodes, goes pandering:

"Who is your favorite author?" Aleya Deatsch, 7, of West Des Moines asked Mr. Huckabee in one of those posing-like-a-shopping-mall-Santa moments.

Mr. Huckabee paused, then said his favorite author was Dr. Seuss.

In an interview afterward with the news media, Aleya said she was somewhat surprised. She thought the candidate would be reading at a higher level.

"My favorite author is C. S. Lewis," she said.

[Hat tip: Franklin Harris, from whom I also stole the headline.]