Huck Book Tour Hits Little Rock

Got a robocall last night featuring the dulcet tones of one Mike Huckabee, who wants me to come to the Barnes and Noble in West Little Rock this evening at 6 p.m. so that he can sign my copy of his new book, “Do the Right Thing.” Problem is, I don’t have a copy of the book, and I refuse to pay full hardback prices, so I’m in a real quandary here. I wonder if I can steal one from the library.

Another option would be to show up with this book and ask him to sign it, but Huck probably wouldn’t find that as funny as I do. In fact, he might just leap across the table and lodge that pen in my windpipe, so maybe that’s not such a hot idea.

Update: The schedule says he’ll be in Fort Smith at the Books-a-Million at noon, for you Sebastian County Huckabistas.

Update to the Update: KFSM in Fort Smith offers a brief report on Huck’s appearance there. The indefatigable Jason Tolbert promises a report on his blog this evening from the Little Rock appearance.

Thursday update: Arkansas Project commenter DumbArkie provides a little video from the signing in the comments section, and Steve Harrelson offers a report from the Under the Dome blog. Harrelson notes that his legislative colleague Dan Greenberg was there. Now, Greenberg is supposedly an Arkansas Project contributor, according to this blog’s masthead, but failed to contribute a report on last night’s festivities. Hey, you know what I’m thankful for today? Not my blog contributors, that’s for sure. Harrumph, harrumph.

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4 thoughts on “Huck Book Tour Hits Little Rock

  • November 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm
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    NEWS FLASH: I went to the book signing tonight. I’ll be posting some video on youtube later.

    Oh by the way David, not to worry about Huck leaping “across the table and lodg(ing) that pen in (your) windpipe.” It was more of lectern which he probably couldn’t have cleared and the pen was a felt tip.

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  • November 27, 2008 at 11:09 am
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    Well, DumbArkie, you may be dumb, but you’re reliable, and a man of your word. Thanks for the upload.
    D.

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  • November 28, 2008 at 10:08 am
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    Thank you for your, uh, kind, yeah, kind words. Just a couple of side notes to Wednesday’s book signings.

    1. There were only two of the approx. 20 employees at B&N who were happy to see Huck and the big pile of conservative dollars entering the cash register. They were the store manager and someone who appeared to be a district manager. Both could see their Christmas bonuses (or is that bonae?) getting fatter.

    DumbArkie overheard one employee, who was wearing a double-studded nose ring through the columella, respond to the question “what are all these people doing here?” In an I’m-so-much-smarter-than-these-troglodytes tone, “they’re here for Mike Huckabee.”

    DumbArkie could tell that none of these English majors were happy about this situation. Of course, they’re probably never truly happy because they work at friggin’ Barnes & Noble and they’re so much smarter than that!

    2. KARK’s coverage included DumbArkie and his daughters with the Huck.

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