Huckabee on miniskirts: I was joking

Former Arkansas Governor/GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has drawn some on-line attention for something he said about miniskirts — something that was printed in a magazine called Marie Claire:

     Q: I read that you’re against miniskirts.

     A: If a person dresses provocatively, they’re calling attention — maybe not the most desirable kind — to private parts of their body.

     Q: What about a burka?

     A: No, that hides everything. I think a person’s hair, arms, shoulders, legs are an appropriate display of who they are. I want people to be attracted to me because they find me interesting, not because I’m wearing something … well, I doubt I own anything provocative.

     Q: How about a minskirt?

     A: A thong.

Here’s what Huckabee said about it all during a news conference today in Des Moines:  "If anyone reads that, they know that my tongue was planted firmly in the cheek.  If anybody reads that and has anything more than a humorous reaction, they really should get some serious therapy, get a life and move on with some things.  It’s amazing to me."

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.