On the heels of his gaffe about President Obama growing up in Kenya, Mike Huckabee is in the news again, this time for bringing the smack down on Natalie Portman for her unmarried pregnancy. Huckabee told conservative radio host Michael Medved that the Galliano-denouncing Portman is glamorizing "the idea of children out of wedlock." Portman, of course, is pregnant with her first child with fiance Benjamin Millipied, whose name makes me fear that their offspring will have a thousand legs.
Huckabee, who may be considering another presidential run in 2012, and perhaps just lost the Black Swan vote, said "One of the things that's troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, 'Hey look, you know, we're having children, we're not married, but we're having these children and they're doing just fine. But there aren't really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie."
Huckabee may have a point, but he's not doing himself any favors by poking his nose in the private life of a popular Oscar-winner. He went on:
"And I think it gives a distorted image that yes, not everybody hires nannies, and caretakers, and nurses. 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. And that's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of [out-of-wedlock children]."
Let's be honest, it's 2011, Portman happens to be pregnant, and she's not "glamorizing" or proselytizing about unwed babymaking. I'm surprised the once 300-pound Huckabee didn't lay into her for being fat.