Aaron Sadler of Stephens Media reports that all three Huckabee children — in addition to his daughter-in-law and brother-in-law — are now on the campaign payroll. (He notes that other candidates’ kids are campaigning for their parents, such as Chelsea Clinton, but doesn’t make clear whether they are on payroll or not.) He chats with the Huckabee kids about campaign life.

GONE FISHING Also today: I’m quite sure the fish symbol in the background of the Huckabee ad here was accidental or perhaps an attempt to advertise a catfish restaurant.

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RELIGION BAITING: Salt Lake paper notes the anti-Mormon commentary on the Huckabee blog, which is generally carefully moderated. (Just try to put something on there about The Huckster’s gift grabs and see if it gets posted for long.)

BLOOD LUST: Kevin Drum makes an interesting point on that negative ad that Huckabee pulled that has been played over and over for free. One point of criticism is that Mitt Romney has never executed anyone. What a pussy! Oh, OK, so what if there is no death penalty in Mass.? The pro-life Arkansas governor still wants to wave his own bloody executioner’s shirt high, preferably in a free ad with a cross and a fish in the background. And, by the way, Mitt REALLY wanted to kill somebody. He filed a bill to reinstate the death penalty.

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