Dit Dit Dit, Dah Dah Dah, Dit Dit Dit

Conservatives talk in code:

During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.

“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he’s getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”

Guess he had to add that last sentence, in case anyone failed to get the signal.

I kinda liked Huckabee during the primaries. He’s very conservative, but he didn’t seem mean-spirited. So I’m guessing he just wants to be surrounded by Secret Service agents. After a remark like this, he might get his wish.