Not quite 10 years ago
I agree with Savage Republican. I'd hate to have my present judged by what I said 10 years ago.
So here is a little something a bit more recent from Mike Huckabee:
And here is Governor Huckabee's recent (not 10 year) explanation about those statements. With an accompanying "Uh, no. That's not how it was Governor" by Carl Cameron:
[Note from Savage Republican:
Actually I think Mike would be very proud of this speech, when taken in context. This was the opening to a Special Session of the Democratically controlled legislature to meet budget shortfalls. So instead of saying no taxes, which he knew would fail anyway, he put a cap on the revenue increase.
If you noticed he says he doesn't care how they do it, just as long as it meets the needs - not feed more government.
One other not so minor note, the taxes that were raised here to met the budget shortfall were TEMPORARY- and were REPEALED 3 year later. When the last time you remember a temporary tax that was actually temporary]