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Governor Mike Huckabee speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mike Huckabee: Always a hit with the ladies.
There's nothing to be said on this one. Let's just bask here in the wisdom of Important Conservative Mike Huckabee (R-radio) on how to treat the womenfolk.
Huckabee told The New Republic, “I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach. For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. … You treat some things as a special treasure; you treat other things as common.” He added that a male opponent is “common,” while a woman requires “a sense of pedestal. I’ll put it this way. I treat my wife very differently than I treat my chums and my pals. I wouldn’t worry about calling them on Valentine’s Day, opening the door for them, or making sure they were OK.”

Huckabee explained more to Salon, saying that while he believes in “equality,” it “doesn’t mean sameness.” “I was raised to treat women with respect,” he said. “I still will invite a lady to go first, will open a door for her, and will place her in the center of the photograph. And yes, I would seek to treat a female opponent with the same respect I give to all women, even though we may disagree on the issues.” Earlier this year, Huckabee drew fire for accusing birth control proponents of thinking women cannot “control their libido.

That's some high-grade Republican advice, right there. Put women on a pedestal, and don't call your beer buddies on Valentine's Day. Words to live by.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT.

Also republished by Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism, Sluts, and Daily Kos.

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