Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Huckabee Celebrity Endorsement Update: Pro Wrestler Will Back Former Arkansas Governor

Move over, Chuck Norris. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has another celebrity endorsement, this one from pro wrestler Ric Flair, also known as The Nature Boy.

But wait, there's more: red-meat hunter and rock star Ted Nugent is also throwing his support to Huckabee, "citing the Republican's support for second amendment rights," CNN reports.


1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Nugent is quite the chickenhawk for all his stage bluster. His endorsement should carry a lot of weight.

The beginning of this article follows:

http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060528/NEWS/605280335/1017/FEATURES08

Ted Nugent is an avid hunter, a member of the National Rifle Association and hosts two outdoor shows. Every time he takes the stage, Nugent can be seen waving the American flag at his rock concerts. And he's not afraid to say what he thinks.

The Nuge is also a big fan of the current war in Iraq.

In fact, the 57-year-old rocker also "told it like it is" during the Vietnam War. Here's Ted on what he would have done if he went to Vietnam:

"… if I would have gone over there, I'd have been killed, or I'd have killed, or I'd kill all the hippies in the foxholes … I would have killed everybody," he told the Detroit Free Press in an interview published July 15, 1990.

Fortunately, for our hero, Ted didn't go to Vietnam.

And how Ted managed to avoid the draft makes President Bush look like a war hero.

In that 1990 interview with the Free Press and from information collected from the Chickenhawk Web site, Nugent told about how he avoided the draft: "He claims that 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine. That spectacle won Nugent a deferment."