Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was quite funny on “Saturday Night Live” the other night, poking fun at himself in a charming way.
Amazingly, the Associated Press and The Nation magazine totally didn’t get the final joke.
Gov. Huckabee talked about how he won’t “overstay [his] welcome” in the presidential race... and then he refused to leave the stage when Seth Meyers made it clear his time was up. All part of the comedy, folks. Meyers, Huckabee and Amy Poehler continued to read off cue cards during this fake-awkward moment.
But the AP put out a story with this headline: “Huckabee Lingers on the Set of ‘SNL.’ ” As if he really did miss his cue to exit.
The Nation also posted a piece last night headlined “Huckabee Overstays His Welcome.”
“Even as Meyes signaled that the segment was done,” The Nation reported, “Huckabee stuck around, grabbing an unwarranted share of camera time.
“Huckabee’s timing was impeccable, in an entirely inappropriate but amusing way. ... Sort of an apt metaphor for Huckabee’s continued presence in the Republican race, no?”
Uhhh... hence the joke, dumbasses!