Huckabee’s Biggest Fan: Jim Bakker

Comedian Jeff Stilson once joked that disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker spells his name with two K’s because three would have been too obvious. But Bakker appears to be Mike Huckabee’s biggest fan, getting him on his survivalist show to promote his new book and gushing like a 13 year old Beatles fan in 1064:

Bakker was so impressed by the book that he claimed to have studied it like the Bible and practically begged Huckabee to run for president. Bakker led the audience in cheers while shouting “hallelujah” after Huckabee said that he ended his Fox News program in order to explore a possible presidential candidacy, which prompted Huckabee to declare that he ought to “launch the entire campaign” on Bakker’s show.

“I cannot believe how God blessed me so much to introduce this book,” Bakker said, gushing that Huckabee’s book will “save this country.”…

Bakker, for his part, put “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy” right up there with the Bible in his list of recommended books: “If I was dying, this, besides the Bible, is the book I would give and I would say, honey, make sure every one of our children read this book.”

Those are some seriously advanced ass-kissing skills.

httpv://youtu.be/gbSdH–3t9o

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  • Dave Maier

    ” like a 13 year old Beatles fan in 1064″

    … little realizing that the imminent Norman Invasion would make British Invasion bands yesterday’s news.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Dave Maier, weirder, Breton Norman was The Beatles original drummer. Mind blown!

  • John Pieret

    Bakker was so impressed by the book that he claimed to have studied it like the Bible

    You mean you studied it as thoroughly as you did the book that (reportedly) says “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not commit adultery”?

  • whheydt

    Every time I hear about Bakker, I think about the T-shirts one used to see with bright, smeary colors across the chest that could just be made out as a face, with the caption: I ran into Tammy Faye at the Mall.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @John Pieret

    Fundies “study” the bible all of the time. They do it for hours individually and in groups. For some reason, though, they are incapable of learning anything while studying. For many of them, the term means “being told what the bible says, despite the words right in front of them.”

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

  • colnago80

    Comedian Jeff Stilson once joked that disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker spells his name with two K’s because three would have been too obvious.

    I don’t know if Bakker was the name that ole Jim was born with but I would point out that paleontologist Robert Bakker also spells it that way.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_T._Bakker

  • caseloweraz

    Bakker: “I cannot believe how God blessed me so much to introduce this book,” Bakker said, gushing that Huckabee’s book will “save this country.”

    Well, the obvious thing for Bakker to do is to fund the printing of copies for every family in the country. Then, when these are distributed, he and Huckabee can retire. Their work here will be done.

  • Big Boppa

    Ed

    Please do not correct the typo placing the Beatles in the year 1064. Doing so would step all over Dave Maier’s comment @1 and that would be a tragedy.

  • lorn

    Dave Maier @ #1 wins one internet.