Huckabee-isms: New Hampshire Edition

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Jan. 8 2008 12:19 AM

Huckabee-isms: New Hampshire Edition

ROCHESTER, N.H. We’ve already spent many a post cataloguing the various morbid quips that come out of the Mike Huckabee’s mouth. What we didn’t know is that his wife, Janet, has the same sense of humor.

Tonight she held court at the local branch of the American Legion, a veterans’ organization, telling a story about sky-diving with one of her husband's political rivals. "I said to her, 'I’ll pack your chute.’ " Pause. Coy smile. Nervous laughter. "Just kidding," she said.

Later, Janet Huckabee playfully clarified the state motto: "If someone tries to mess with you living free, they will die!"

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.