Asked About Sicko, Huckabee Stoops To Attacking Moore's Fitness newsvine furl google yahoo netscape

When asked about the issues raised in the movie 'Sicko', Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, deflected the issue by suggesting that overweight people like Moore are the reason for rising medical costs.

While Moore could not be reached for comment, one of the producers of 'Sicko' told the associated press that she believes the comments were nothing more than Huckabee sticking his hand out to the Insurance industry for donations.

Huckabee's apparent discrimination against overweight people, like an ex-smoker who hates cigarette smoke, may be informed by his commendable personal weight loss of over 110 pounds. An experience which prompted him to start a weight-loss program for Arkansas state employees. He now advocates a controversial notion that employers take the lead in managing the health of their employees.

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