Mike Huckabee is one of the most powerful Republicans in the country, and he doesn't hold an elected office anymore. The popular former Governor of Arkansas, who came in 2nd in the Republican primary to see who would run against Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election, is a Fox News Channel weekend host with #1 ratings. He's also a best selling author and a widely listened to radio talk show host. So when Mike Huckabee writes about health care on his blog http://radio.mikehuckabee.com , people pay attention.
In a recent posting, Huckabee wrote:
"You know, sometimes you can learn valuable things from the unlikeliest of places. A friend sent me a column by Paul Heyman, a blogger who usually writes about pro wrestling. Heyman got a call from Ultimate Fighting World Champion Brock Lesner, who recently contracted a mysterious illness that nearly killed him. Lesner had been watching the debate on government health care and had something to add. He said he fell ill in Canada, was taken to a Manitoba hospital, and lay around for over 48 hours while doctors tried to track down a spare part to fix their one, broken CT machine. Eventually, his wife bundled him into the car and drove him to a North Dakota hospital, where he got an immediate CT scan, a diagnosis of diverticulitis, and treatment that saved his life. Lesner said he loves the people of Canada, and the hunting, but he wants to tell all Americans: you do not want Canadian-style government-run health care. If it could nearly kill the toughest man in the world, think what it could do to you."
Huckabee was referring to the controversial article posted on "The Heyman Hustle" website. Brock Lesnar's former on-air agent in World Wrestling Entertainment, the noted "Mad Scientist" of Sports Entertainment Paul Heyman spoke with the Undispited UFC Heavyweight Champion, and penned a most controversial blog regarding Lesnar's harsh views on Canadian health care and the United States' plan to overhaul its own system. You can read Lesnar's original comments as told to Heyman here:
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