Huckabee Backs Off: I 'Did Not Slam Or Attack' Natalie's Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy!

Fri, March 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT by 4 Comments

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The politician is now backtracking on dissing Natalie Portman for being pregnant and “not married,” on Michael Medved’s radio show.

We told you it would come back to haunt you, Huck-a-buckle! You diss a well-liked and famous pregnant woman, you face the wrath. Possible future presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is now in full backtrack mode after he claimed Oscar-winner Natalie Portman, 29, is “glamorizing and glorifying” single motherhood and creating a “troubling” and “distorted image” of parenthood.

“I was asked about Oscar winner Natalie Portman’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy,” Huckabee explains on his blog, Huck PAC. “Natalie is an extraordinary actor, very deserving of her recent Oscar and I am glad she will marry her baby’s father. However, contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not ‘slam’ or ‘attack’ Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country.”

Really? Because what we heard was you say in your interview with conservative radio host Michael Medved was this: “Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care.” That pretty much proves our point.

Remember former Vice President Dan Quayle’s situation involving the hit CBS show Murphy Brown, where Candice Bergen played a single mother?  Huckabee’s predicament sounds very familiar!

But still, he tried to clear up his message, although he pretty much said the same thing again.

“My comments were about the statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death,” he writes. “That’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock.”

But why take it out on Natalie? She is an award-winning, kind-hearted, Harvard-educated young woman who is marrying her fiance, Benjamin Millepied, and starting a family.

What is so “distorted” about that?

–Leigh Blickley

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