Thanks to Talking Points Memo for catching Larry Wilmore on one of Mike Huckabee’s latest rhetorical blown circuits — the idea that the appointment of an Army secretary was about appeasing homosexuals rather than the appointees demonstrable credentials.

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“Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore reminded Huckabee on Tuesday that hero status is not determined by sexuality.

“Mike Huckabee, you know homosexual and hero aren’t mutually exclusive terms, right?” Wilmore said. “Let me give you an example of mutually exclusive terms:  Human and Huckabee”