By Stephanie McKinny
You know, you would think that there’s a certain point at which one’s head couldn’t fit any further up their own ass– but you’d be wrong. Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas, proved all of us wrong by demonstrating the limitless head-up-the-ass lengths a person can go to earlier this week. He made the very public, very ridiculous choice to bash Oscar-winning actress, Natalie Portman, and the entire population of single mothers, stating:
“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 healthcare.”
Only to try and backtrack later on his blog, by writing:
“I was asked about Oscar winner Natalie Portman’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy. 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. 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. 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.”
Hey, here’s another statistic for you: 41-73% of marriages, depending on which one you’re going on, end in divorce. So, what about all the single mothers who were once married and divorced, having to raise a child on their own– like my mother? We were never homeless, hungry or ever depended on the government for any type of assistance; she had an education and held down more than one job at a time. But thanks for the degradation. It’s a sad day when individuals in positions of power write off the hardest working people in America. So, I only have two things left to say:
1. Why not mention Bristol Palin, daughter of a fellow former Republican governor, who has absolutely no relationship with her baby’s daddy– except for the very public trash that often pops up in the tabloids?
2. Just focus on removing your head from where it ought not to be – and leave Hollywood to me, asshole. I think I can speak for Natalie Portman, my mother and all the hard-working single mothers of America when I say, FUCK YOU!