Mike Huckabee channeled his internal Ned Flanders last week, lamenting the fact that he doesn’t just hear cuss words in the office these days, but he even hears them coming from women.
Appearing last Friday on Mickelson in the Morning, an Iowa-based radio show, Huckabee recounted the culture shock he experienced when hearing profanity in the workplace while working for Fox News in New York City.
“In Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting,” Huckabee said. “In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it!”
He continued: “This would be considered totally inappropriate to say these things in front of a woman.” But “for a woman to say them in a professional setting,” Huckabee went on, “that’s just trashy!”
Listen to it:
The former Arkansas governor is fashioning himself as a conservative culture warrior as he considers running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He has been grabbing headlines recently after dedicating a chapter in his new book — God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy — to attacking Beyonce as crude and claiming that Jay-Z has transformed from being her husband to being her “pimp.”
Huckabee has expressed a lot of opinions about women over the years. He thinks that giving women free birth control is telling them “they cannot control their libido.” He says it was a mistake for Republicans to pull their support for former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) after his “legitimate rape” remarks. He believes you’ll go to hell if you support a woman’s right to choose. And he thinks women political candidates ought to be treated as a “special treasure” who need to be given a “sense of pedestal.”