DEVINESQUE: Mike Huckabee Seeks To Have Lawyer Sanctioned For Tweeting Mean Things About Him

The Pensacola News-Journal reports:

For those not from these parts, about a decade ago, the former Arkansas governor and “Christian minister” packed up his carpet bags and moved into a $6 million beach house roughly 60 miles east of Pensacola. You know, because a $6 million dollar beach house is exactly where Jesus would have chosen to chill with his posse had he been featured on an episode of “MTV Cribs.”

In recent years, the Huckster has revealed his true identity as a closeted big-government elitist by placing himself at the center of a legal scheme to use the power of government to ban citizens from the once-public beaches in front of his house. That’s not something any human should advocate for, let alone a conservative. Yet Huckabee and a small gaggle of other rich beachfront homeowners claim the God-created Gulf shores are now their personal “private property.”

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

Huckabee’s other favorite hangout is Twitter, where he’s known for awful puns and a steady barrage of criticism against Democrats, such as a racist tweet that went viral last year. It depicted Latino men flashing gang hand signals as Nancy Pelosi’s “campaign committee for the take-back of the House.”

When a persistent critic, a lawyer on the public side of the beach access battle, tweeted back with sarcasm and humor, Huckabee tried to silence him by filing a formal complaint with the Florida Bar. The complaint should be tossed out as a sham and an abuse of the system of disciplining lawyers.

In his Bar complaint, Huckabee accuses lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder of “vile and unprofessional attacks” and “repeatedly posting disparaging information about me,” which Huckabee claims violate Bar rules on integrity of the legal profession.

The Daily Beast reports:

In his bar complaint, Huckabee accuses Uhlfelder, who has a mere 422 Twitter followers, of disparagement. The complaint points to a tweet in which Uhlfelder joked that Huckabee’s Secret Service code name should be “beach thief.” “He accused me of theft, a crime of moral turpitude,” Huckabee’s complaint reads.

In his complaint, Huckabee criticizes Uhlfelder for re-posting editorial cartoons critical of Huckabee, some of them drawn by Andy Marlette of the Pensacola News Journal, whose work appears in the Sun Sentinel.

The “beach thief” tweet got one like. String him up!