It is always somewhat of a culture shock for me when I visit my friends and in my in-laws in the South. They are just so polite down there. They will "yes mam" and "yes sir' you to death.
When you drive down the street you better get ready to wave at a total stranger. And someone you have never seen before in your life will think nothing of striking up a conversation with you for damn near an hour about damn near anything.
Honestly, it creeps me out a little bit.
First of all, an hour out of my time with even a close friend is tough enough. That's how much I value my time. And when you talk about a total stranger, well....
But I digress.
So this cultural divide and how we treat each other got me to thinking about my friend Mike Huckabee. Him of the Beyonce fetish.
Mike just can't get over how "trashy" some of these women on the East Coast are.
"In Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting," Huckabee said during a radio interview on Friday. "In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it!"
"And you just are looking around saying my gosh this is worse than locker room talk," he continued. "This would be considered totally inappropriate to say these things in front of a woman and for a woman to say them in a professional setting, we would only assume that this is a very—as we would say in the south—that's just trashy!" [Source]
The poor guy should come to Philly. The F- Bomb is actually a term of endearment here.
Anyway, he is taking some heat for his rather sententious stance on the fairer sex.
Most women, whether they like to curse or not, just don't like the idea of some holier- than- thou fraud ---who likes to sing about sex and all kinds of raunchy things with his friends--- lecturing them about whether or not it's cool to let a curse word slip every now and then.
It got so bad for my man Mike that his station mate over at FOX, Ms. White Santa herself, is giving him the business and letting him know in no uncertain terms that women have changed a little bit since he was sipping milkshakes at the five & dime back in Arkansas.
"I do have news for you before I let you go," Kelly jestfully told Huckabee on her show, "The Kelly File," on Wednesday night.
"We are not only swearing. We're drinking, we're smoking, we're having premarital sex with birth control before we go to work, and sometimes boss around a bunch of men," Kelly, who lives in New York, said."
She forgot to mention that they curse during "premarital sex" as well.
Not that I would know that. I am just repeating what others have told me....
Anyway, some words of wisdom for my friend, Huck: Let this go. You are running for president and this is not how you want to start off your campaign.
Those "trashy" women and their sisters hold the key to you ever getting close to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.