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Wait, wait, Mike Huckabee has the perfect joke about Ted Cruz liking porn

Huckabee (left) cracks himself up again (Photo: Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
Huckabee (left) cracks himself up again (Photo: Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Last night, melting sculpture of a ’50s televangelist Ted Cruz—or someone on his team—liked a tweet featuring explicit pornography that seemingly cast extramarital affairs in a deliciously naughty new light. This was funny for a lot of reasons, chief among them that Ted Cruz is a self-righteous hard-right eschatologist who thinks his moral purity grants him dominion over other Americans’ choices. Accordingly, there were a lot of great jokes to be made about the whole (ahem) affair online, and they were made—immediately, throughout the night, and extending into today.

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And now sliding in after the bell has rung and everyone has gone home comes everyone’s least favorite uncle, Mike Huckabee, a fellow failed presidential candidate best known at this point in his career for, well, tweeting shit like this:

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See, folks, what’s funny about the original mishap isn’t the visage of a universally reviled, sanctimonious chud being forced to eat shit and go through the motions of casting blame on a careless, unnamed staffer. No, as Huckabee reminds us, the humor of the whole situation comes from the pronunciation of the word “porn,” which rhymes with other words, such as “corn.” It’s a rich vein of humor that one can mine for hours, leading to such giggle-inducers as “Mike Huckabee’s son once murdered a BOG in cold blood,” because the image of a person murdering a dog in cold blood, as Huckabee’s son did, is not funny at all.

Clayton Purdom is a writer and editor based in Columbus, Ohio.

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