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Jan 9, 2006

[ AUDIO Archive ] Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee: "There Should Be ZERO TOLERANCE In The Schools For Bullying & Violence"

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Documented on January 4, 2005

"Ask The Governor"

AUDIO CLIP : Governor Mike Huckabee on School Bullying & Violence
(ogg audio format- 1:42 mins.)

Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

Michael Huckabee (born August 24, 1955 in Hope, Arkansas) is the current Republican Governor of the state of Arkansas, having served since 1996. In November 2005, Time magazine named him one of the five best governors in the U.S.

Along with the well respected and popular Arkansas Federal Senator (D) Mark Pryor, he has been mentioned as a possible candidate for President of the United States.

Huckabee has authored or co-authored four books:

  • Character is the Issue, a memoir (inspired by the crisis surrounding the incidents prior to his taking office as governor),

  • Kids Who Kill, a book about juvenile violence (inspired by the Jonesboro massacre, which took place during his tenure as governor),

  • Living Beyond Your Lifetime, a guide for leaving a personal legacy, and

  • Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork, a health and exercise inspirational guide (based on his personal health experience; Huckabee lost over 110 pounds after his doctors informed him that he had Type 2 diabetes and would probably not live more than 10 years if he did not lose weight).

Huckabee was 1 of 10 recipients of a 2006 American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Impact Award acknowledging his work as a "Health Crusader".

He has been mentioned as a possible candidate for President in 2008 and, alternatively, as a possible challenger to incumbent Democratic senator Mark Pryor in that same year.

On May 23, 2005, Senator Pryor was one of fourteen senators to forge a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus blocking the Republican leadership's attempt to implement the so-called "nuclear option". He was the only Democrat to defeat a Republican incumbent in the election cycle of 2002, when he defeated incumbant Tim Hutchinson.

Regarding a possible Presidential candidacy, similarities have already been drawn between Huckabee and former President Clinton: