Mike Huckabee's wife once did some target practice with a grenade launcher.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - During an afternoon tea party at the elegant governor's mansion in the capital of South Carolina, former Arkansas first lady Janet Huckabee told CNN she is pretty handy with a grenade launcher.
Huckabee, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, said in an interview that she once shot a grenade launcher at a National Guard training camp in Arkansas.
"I have fired a grenade launcher and hit the target two out of three times, so I think that's pretty good odds for me," she said, noting that she had a special interest in military matters and has also jumped out of an airplane, flown in an F-16 and shot an MP5 submachine gun.
"I just was at the National Guard training camp at Camp Robinson and they just said we just want to, you know, introduce you to some of the equipment and some of the military guns that they have. And so one of them happened to be a grenade launcher, and so I shot it, and they said, 'You're good.' And I said, 'Thank you.'"
The tea party was just one stop on a South Carolina "First Ladies Bus Tour" for Mike Huckabee. Along with Janet Huckabee, the bus tour included two former South Carolina first ladies who are supporting Huckabee, Iris Campbell and Mary Wood Beasley, as well as former Arkansas first lady Gay White.
- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby