May 18th, 2009
06:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Huckabee writes poem attacking Pelosi

Huckabee is going after Pelosi over the CIA controversy.
Huckabee is going after Pelosi over the CIA controversy.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Mike Huckabee has apparently found his muse: Nancy Pelosi.

Huckabee penned a poem about the House speaker, who has come under fire from the GOP for accusing the CIA of lying to her in intelligence briefings about the agency’s use of harsh interrogation techniques.

The seven-stanza poem, found on the former presidential candidate’s Web site, is called “Fancy Nancy.”

Huckabee calls Pelosi a “ruthless politician” and tweaks the San Franscisco Democrat for her use of a military plane for travel back to her district.

But the heart of the poem is about Pelosi's CIA he-said-she-said:

She sat in briefings and knew about enhanced interrogation; But claims she wasn't there, and can't give an explanation.

She disparages the CIA and says they are a bunch of liars; Even the press aren't buying it and they're stoking their fires.


Filed under: Mike Huckabee
soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. Moderate Democrat

    I personally don't care much for Pelosi. But this is the guy that wanted to be president. He writes poems attacking people? Wow, what a dirt bag!

    May 18, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. Drew, FL

    Hey Shmuckabee,

    Riddle me this. How many more seats will Republicans lose with these jr. high games?

    May 18, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. Do I need a magnifying glass yet to find the Rushpublican Party tent on the ever-expanding real world campground?

    And the reason the 'liberal media" and CNN doesn't cover the real story which is actually torture is because ???

    Then they will be held just as accountable and complicit in not asking questions back when it was initiated and they were all so busy compliantly marching us to war in IRAQ with the Bushies.

    May 18, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. Leah

    CNN will be blithering on about this all day long because it is EASIER than actually investigating the torture and lies the Bush Administration and the media's complicity in the invasion of the Iraq war.

    Intersting the King did not ask Boehner about the actual TORTURE that was done and his stance on it and that no one has asked Cheney specifically about when the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of lives that were saved by torture.

    May 18, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. Todd

    Give me a break.........when you fail with the GOP...you go to Fox News and become a bully.

    Huckabee is just about useless and clueless.

    Just go out back and play your guitar!!!!!!!

    May 18, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Jayden,FL

    Your poem sucks! stick to ya day job!

    May 18, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  7. jeff p

    Oh come on... a poem??? This is like Ashcroft singing about eagles, like a big moron.

    May 18, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  8. sick of complainers

    If he can write something so juvenile about the speaker, than he should be able to write a poem weekly about his ignorant republician party. Why did he run for president anyway? He appears to be a very weak person.

    May 18, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. CitizenJane

    @Missippi Mike

    I assume you are including Bush&Cheney in your post? Unfortunately for you and your fellow bloggers on the right, it goes both ways. Pelosi goes down and Bush&Cheney go down with her.

    May 18, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. Lynn

    No one is asking for an apology from Bush and Cheney about the lies they told that got America into the Iraq War. No "wrong" winger demanded their jobs nor did CNN.

    Until that happens they should all shut up!

    May 18, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. KC

    Pelosi lied. Probably about many, many things. She is a dangerous, obnoxious and power hungry woman who is just steps away from the Oval Office. She needs to be voted out and sent back to bankrupt California.

    May 18, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. Harvey Weewax

    This is just the kind of mature and reasoned political discourse America needs right now –

    Oh wait, no it isn't

    I didn't know Huckabee was still in the eigth grade; good thing he's not in charge of anything

    May 18, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. Jason

    I love you, Huck, but you're no Longfellow.

    May 18, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  14. John in Ohio

    "If this was a republican (remember Trent Lott and his offense) he would have been forced to resign. That's the difference between Republicans and Democrats. When a Republican is caught dirty or even dingy, they resign"

    Just like Ted Stevens, George Ryan, Tom DeLay...

    Look up USC Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 113C.

    May 18, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  15. Melissa

    Why can't these Rethugs learn to shut their traps?

    May 18, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  16. bill

    why do you keep this guy in the news??? HH: no not hubert humphrey, it is hillbilly huck.

    May 18, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  17. chuck

    "It's Pelosi's Fault, nothing to see here people, move along."

    What a bunch of bean heads the repugs are. I just love watching the circular firing squad this party has become. Every time Boss Limbaugh or one of the talking heads of the Repugs opens their mouths another person quits voting for them.

    Keep on yapping Republican leaders the world needs your input…..

    May 18, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  18. Fla.

    These Republicans repeat the same old talking points over & over desperately hoping it will stick. Nonsense.

    Again, the plane was ordered by the House sergeant-at-arms, not Pelosi. It's the same plane Republican Hastert used as Speaker.

    Also, the more Republicans divert their feigned cries at Pelosi over interrogation; the more they admit their GOP torture policy was wrong! Not to mention, Sen. Bob Graham's meticulous note-keeping backs up Pelosi's position, and she is the one calling for the truth commission in the first place.

    Give me a break, Huckabee.

    May 18, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  19. John in Ohio

    Amazing that Republicans don't care if a Republican administration used torture, but they do care if a Democrat lied about knowing the extent of the torture program.

    To Republicans, lying is worse then torture.

    May 18, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  20. Quick2822

    Looks like as much talent and professionalism was put into that as was put into his comedy show on Fox.

    May 18, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  21. Dennis

    Pelosi was for it until she was against it. GWB as stupid as he was, apperently outsmarted Nancy.

    May 18, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  22. Sam

    How about a poem speaking to Chaney's and Bush's authorizing torture? This is a much bigger issue.

    May 18, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  23. bebe

    Huckabee is not EVEN a joke now. The sound of crickets in the GOP camp is overwhelming.

    May 18, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  24. The Drifter

    That's really mature.

    May 18, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  25. Ron

    I hope he doesn't quit his day job, he'll never make it as a poet. Come to think of it, he's never made it as a politician either.

    May 18, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
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