When Mike Huckabee is right, Mike Huckabee is right.

In an interview Friday on Fox Business Channel [Network], the potential 2012 presidential hopeful said the GOP should avoid a shutdown at all costs “because the consequences of that are going to hurt the Republicans, not the Democrats.”

“Nobody’s more pro-life than me. Nobody,” Huckabee said. “But as much as I want to see Planned Parenthood defunded, as much as I want to see NPR lose their funding, the reality is the president and the Senate are never gonna go along with that. So win the deal you can win and live to fight another day.”

For another day, we’ll talk about how funding of Planned Parenthood is not about abortion but about health care for women and family planning.