Since election day, failed GOP contender and true-blue (or is that red?) evangelical, Mike Huckabee, has been settling some scores, as this TIME magazine piece on his new book shows.Now it has gotten ugly. In the latest New Yorker, Huckabee tells Lauren Collins he was a bit cheesed that McCain picked Sarah Palin over him:

I was scratching my head, saying, Hey, wait a minute. Shes wonderful, but the only difference was she looks better in stilettos than I do, and she has better hair. It wasnt so much a gender issue, but it was like they suddenly decided that everything they disliked about me was O.K. . . . She was given a pass by some of the very people who said I wasnt prepared.

Well, if Huck gets some hair plugs and a new wardrobe, perhaps he can do better next time. After all, a Gallup poll of GOP voters posted by Mark Silk shows Huckabee a close third among preferred candidates for 2012, behind Mitt Romney and, of course, everyone's favorite No. 1, the divine Miss Palin. Then again, these voters probably don't go in for cross-dressers, so Huck may want to be careful. Oh, and the sexism thingcould be dodgy, too. (And here I thought it was a problem of the liberal media elite.)Hat Tip: Sarah Pulliam at CT

David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

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