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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I Was Against It Before I Was for It

Huckabee steps back from his previous calls for a national smoking ban.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has reversed his position on a federal ban aimed at workplace smoking and now believes the issue should be addressed by state and local governments.

The about-face is apparent in a Huckabee campaign statement, sent to The Hill Tuesday evening in response to questions about the smoking ban proposal. It clashes with the stance Huckabee has taken during his race for the White House and with his record as governor of Arkansas, when he signed into law a measure prohibiting smoking in most indoor public places.
Way back in August, when Mike Huckabee was still trying to break onto the national scene, I watched the Arkansas Governor on MSNBC call for a national smoking ban. My initial take on what he said, here.

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