I’m old to remember the 1968 appearance by Richard Nixon on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in doing a deadpan delivery of “sock it to me”. Even though I was a Humphrey Democrat back then – I had to hand it to Nixon for a sense of humor. Well, Mike Huckabee appeared on Saturday Night Live last evening and he was too funny:
Even though Mike Huckabee is still battling for the Republican presidential nomination despite long odds, he said Saturday he won’t “overstay his welcome.” Then he did precisely that, lingering on the “Weekend Update” set of “Saturday Night Live” despite repeated cues to leave the stage. The former Arkansas governor appeared in a “Weekend Update” segment in which he described his confusion over whether it is mathematically impossible for him to win the nomination over front-runner John McCain. After anchorman Seth Meyers explained the numbers, Huckabee responded: “I’m not a math guy, I’m more of a miracle guy. So at this point I’m gonna focus on the miracle part.” However, he said: “Mike Huckabee does not overstay his welcome. When it’s time for me to go, I’ll know. And I’ll exit out with class and grace.” Then he remained seated at the “Update” desk even though Meyers made it clear it was time for him to leave.
Huckabee is not going to be our next President but this appearance topped what Nixon did.