It’s rolling.

Here’s a New York Times smooch of The Huckster, though the last paragraph quotes former Republican Sen. Joe Yates, once a Huckabee staffer, as saying he doesn’t support Huck and that he’s thin-skinned. Do tell. … A blogger in Atlantic says Iowa is down to Huckabee and Romney … American Spectator says he could shortly be getting the endorsement of James Dobson (another one I wouldn’t want, but useful in Religious Right-influenced Iowa and elsewhere)

He also gets huge interview treatment in Salon. Exaggerations wanted? Here’s one:

But you have got to understand, it’s hardball politics in Arkansas. And the ultimate thing is this, that I remained un-indicted for all those years is in itself an incredible accomplishment in my state.

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Yes, most politicians in Arkansas are eventually indicted.

Huckabee is also quoted as saying “a lot” of ethics complaints filed against him came from one newspaper columnist. I think the Ethics Commission considered 14 formal complaints and decided five adversely to the governor. In terms of formal complaints, my recollection is that I filed two and one resulted in a finding he had not filed a financial report properly. On the other, he changed a story on handling of his 2002 inaugural funds to avoid sanction.

UPDATE: An interview with NY Times blog reveals interestingly that Mike Huckabeer is NOT a strict Biblical literalist.

UPDATE II: Dobson “ferociously” denies plan to endorse The Huckster.

UPDATE III: He may not have Dobson, but he has a slew of Baptists. On the jump.