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Two Excellent Arguments in Favor of a Jon Huntsman Presidency

Posted on | January 6, 2012 | 45 Comments

HOLLIS, N.H.
At tonight’s Hillsborough County GOP dinner I had the enormous pleasure of meeting Mary Anne and Abby Huntsman:

For all the grief I’ve given “Governor Asterisk” in the past several months, I must confess that his daughters were not only lovely, but also quite gracious. I gave them one piece of advice: “Whatever you do, don’t turn into Meghan McCain.”

They laughed: “Don’t worry about that!”

UPDATE (Smitty): Welcome, Instapundit readers! If I may pile on the advice, Chelsea Clinton might be worth a wide berth.

UPDATE II (RSM): Just want to point out that, despite the charm and pulchritude of Mary Anne and Abby, the Santorum surge is still the big story.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Cute gals, and great advice you gave them. 

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  • http://thatmrgguy.wordpress.com/ Mike G.

    So what does a person have to do to get that gig?

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ EBL

    Glad you are having fun on the trail.  I think Jon Huntsman is a good man and he seems to have a very nice family.  But while I would support him over Barack Obama, I can safely tell him he is not going to be the nominee.  But I wish his family and him well.  

    But I had to respond to a post from Andrew Sullivan with this.  

  • Anonymous

    It’s probably a good thing Huntsman didn’t compete in Iowa, where I might have been tempted to offer the girls a ride in the Mustang.

  • KC

    Ha ha!  sandwitched between two lovely gals, Mr. McCain does have a soft spot.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Just the facts, ma’am.

    Stacy posted a video of Newt, promising a video of Santorum to follow.  Stacy is seen with two Huntsman chicks on his arms. 

    No Santorum video, nothing further from Stacy.

    What happens in Nashua, stays in Nashua.

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  • Anonymous

    Twins?

  • Anonymous

    And he wonders why his wife isn’t that happy about the whole traveling journalist thing.

  • Dan

    A bit difficult for us to get our minds around this photo, what with us all still reeling from that photo of you and ——————————————–DAVID BROOKS!

    What was with that?

    Of course every teenage girl across the nation ought to have engraved over the door to their bedroom, over their keyboard, over their poster of Justin Beiber or whoever, “[D]on’t turn into Meghan McCain!”

  • Cube

    I’d have some explaining to do if I posted a picture like this.  Even though it’s true, the “I’m drawing eyeballs to the blog, honey” excuse wouldn’t fly here. 

    Actually, no amount of explaining would get me out of the doghouse.  Oh, well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    And I was looking forward to that video too.

  • Mortimer Snerd

    A thorn between two roses!

  • http://www.bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    Huntsman’s great-looking family is a plus. He’s also got many excellent conservative positions. But I’ll tell ya, the dripping contempt he has for the most active other Republican-leaning voters and would-be voters (i.e., Tea Partiers) is a real turn-off.

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  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    The jokes on him because evidently he’s the only person in the country who hasn’t caught on that he’s going nowhere in this race, and from the looks of things isn’t even going to be a factor. So much for him being so much better than the rest of us.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    The jokes on him because evidently he’s the only person in the country who hasn’t caught on that he’s going nowhere in this race, and from the looks of things isn’t even going to be a factor. So much for him being so much better than the rest of us.

  • ThomasD

    You’d need a basketball squad of Huntsman girls to equal one MeggyMac.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Here’s their Twitter page-

    https://twitter.com/#!/Jon2012girls

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    As luck would have it, Stacy met Brooks just after having his trousers pressed.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Unfortunately, there have been repeated sightings of Huntsman supporters at Hot Air and Red State lately.  It might just be his daughters, though.

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  • David

    ‘…don’t turn into Megan McCain.’

    You mean the blonde hair and bad boob job?

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  • Bob_R

    If that is real animal fur, I will vote for Huntsman.  Oh wait, I live in Virginia, home of the country’s dumbest Republican party.

  • T OLSON

     “Whatever you do, don’t turn into Meghan McCain.”
    You mean that economic illiterate MM? Perfect!

  • stevewhitemd1

    Send money to a curmudgeon :-)

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  • JWE

    You ought to come north of the Mason-Dixon Line and check out the NY GOP sometime. At least the Virginia Republicans win elections.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    The Emperor Ming had a cute daughter too, Stacy, but she caused Flash Gordon no end of trouble.

  • Mikhail Silo

    Well, there’s always Viagara.

  • Anonymous

    I have friends and family who live in Utah,  they quite like Huntsman and he did a good job when he was governor there.  Utah is in pretty good financial shape and is a state with a little unfunded liabilities.   They think he is tainted just because Obama picked him as ambassador to China.  They seem to believe Obama did that on purpose to keep him out of this election by putting him in a double bind.  If he didn’t give up the position of ambassador, he couldn’t run for President and if he did give up the position and try to run, he would be tainted by having served in the Obama administration.  They apparently feel he shouldn’t have accepted the position but that it was too good of a strategic move not to accept.

    I don’t know much about the guy, personally, but he was their governor for several years and they all seem to like him (and hate Obama).

  • Robbins Mitchell

    Well,Huntsman certainly wets his “magic” panties over “global warming” better than anybody else does….if one is naive enough to let himself be chumped by anAL GOREtentive,that has to big plus

  • Bobstephenson

    Huntsman has two sons at the US Naval Academy too.

  • http://www.bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    At the Naval Academy? Where does he get off saying,as he did this weekend at the Meet The Press debate, that he has two sons “in the Navy”? That’s not the Navy yet. Why is he trying to mislead the public into thinking they’re haze grey and underway? Oh, that’s troubling.

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