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January 3, 2021

Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • RIP Joe Clark
  • "Huckabee" Preview
  • Refreshing to hear
  • Teach your children well
  • "GILLIGAN" Star Dawn Wells Dies
  • Readers comment: Georgia senate testimony on election fraud


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RIP Joe Clark

By Pat Reeder

Retired high school principal Joe Clark died Tuesday at 82 at his home in Florida after a long battle with an unspecified illness.

During the ‘80s, Clark became nationally famous for his tough love approach to education. He turned around one of the worst schools in New Jersey, expelling 300 students in one day to get crime and drugs under control. He painted over graffiti, chained the doors shut against criminals and required students to know and sing the school song on demand. He was also famous for patrolling the halls with a bullhorn and a baseball bat. In a statement, his family said, “Steadfast in his approach, Clark explained that the bat was not a weapon but a symbol of choice: a student could either strike out or hit a home run."

Liberals assailed him for instilling discipline in public school, but President Reagan offered him a White House policy adviser position. The public gave its verdict when “Lean On Me,” a movie of his story starring Morgan Freeman as Clark, became a major hit and audiences gave it a rare Cinemascore rating of A+.

Here are some remembrances of Clark from Morgan Freeman, who called him a father figure to the kids and “the best of the best in terms of education.”

"Huckabee" Preview

By Mike Huckabee

It’s a new year (at last!), and we’ll kick it off right tonight with a great new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN. My guests include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and pastor/TV host/author Sam Collier. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero whose miraculous salvation from addiction inspired her to help other women out of the trauma of addiction, violence and trafficking. We’ll also have plenty of laughs from cowboy comedian William Lee Martin, and take a look back at some moments from 2020 that are really worth remembering. And we’ll cap it off with the music of hot young country singer, Riley Green!

It all starts tonight at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.

Refreshing to hear

By Mike Huckabee

A lot of people who had nothing to do with the rapid development of a COVID-19 vaccine – and who mocked President Trump for saying it would happen – are now brimming with suggestions for who should get it first: other nations, non-whites, “essential workers,” and of course, themselves (we all know how essential Democrat politicians are.) That’s why it was so refreshing to hear what Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in explaining why he would not cut the line to get the vaccine before Florida’s elderly population does:

"I’m willing to take it, but I am not the priority, they’re the priority. I’m under 45. People under 45 are not going to be first in line for this, so when it’s my turn, I will take it. I want my parents, our grandparents to be able to get it. I’m an elected official, but whoop-dee-doo. At the end of the day, let’s focus where the risk is."

"I'm an elected official, but whoop-dee-doo" is not merely the quote of the day, in a year in which too many elected officials acted as if they were kings, gods or dictators, it might be the quote of the year.

Teach your children well

By Mike Huckabee

Can you guess who wrote this tweet? “Who are Mitch McConnell’s neighbors? I’m just saying Rand Paul’s neighbor did what a true Kentucky hero should do. It’s your turn to step up.”

That’s right: it was the 2019 “National Teacher of the Year.

To refresh your memory, Sen. Paul was physically assaulted by a neighbor while working in his yard. He suffered six broken ribs and had part of his lung removed. The neighbor was sentenced to a total of nine months in jail, a $10,000 fine, community service and $580,000 in punitive damages. You know, like a hero.

When his tweet sparked the predictable outraged response, the “teacher of the year” deleted it, said he was only joking and the complaints were just “conservative bots,” and claimed that “no one said a thing until I promoted black medical awareness.” Right, promoting black medical awareness is what upset people. They're obviously just racists.

I know I’m not “the National Teacher of the Year,” but maybe I can impart a valuable lesson to him about telling jokes in public. I’ve had my share of gags that bombed, but usually, it was because the pun was too much of a groaner or something like that. So I’d say the #1 lesson of comedy is to recognize the difference between an actual, funny joke and advocating the violent assault of a public official.

Hope that helps.

"GILLIGAN" Star Dawn Wells Dies

By Pat Reeder

I am beyond sad to have to report that Dawn Wells (Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island”) has died at 82 of causes related to COVID-19.

The first crush of a generation of ‘60s-era boys and one half of the eternal “Mary Ann or Ginger” conundrum, Dawn Wells’ TV image as a sweetly sexy, sunny, optimistic, fresh-faced girl next door was no act. She said she built the character, and the core of Mary Ann was her and her values. Although her parents divorced when she was four, she insisted she did not grow up in a broken home, writing in her book, “What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide For Life,” “I was raised by a very good mother and a great dad.”

She recalled that in middle school, she was chubby with severe acne, braces and bad knees from ballet lessons, but she was popular, proving that "the bell of the ball doesn't have to be a belle." Still, she blossomed into quite a belle, becoming Miss Nevada 1959 and competing for Miss America. Aside from “Gilligan,” she appeared in many TV shows, movies and plays. Later in life, she was active in a number of charities, including education for film students, helping the disabled, saving elephants and making clothes for the elderly.

Even though she tried to de-wholesome her image a little by doing “The Owl and the Pussycat” on stage after “Gilligan” ended, she never escaped that island, nor did she want to, returning for reunions, staying friends with her castmates and expressing gratitude to fans who never lost their love for her. When she fell in 2018 and word got out that she couldn’t pay her hospital bill, she was flabbergasted when a GoFundMe page raised $190,000 for her in one month.

Her late co-star Russell “The Professor” Johnson once noted that “Gilligan’s Island” was savaged by critics during the hip and turbulent ‘60s, but decades later, it’s still running everywhere in the world, and new families are watching it together and laughing at its clean humor. Even some of the critics later admitted to him that they’d watched it again and decided it really wasn’t that bad after all.

But how could any show be bad when it had Mary Ann and Ginger? (I’m glad to report that Tina Louise is still with us, although she is now the last surviving “Gilligan” cast member.) In fact, maybe what TV needs is more characters like Mary Ann Summers (yes, she had a last name.) Dawn Wells agreed.

In 2008, she told the Television Academy Foundation, "There hasn't been a Mary Ann on the air for I don't know how long. There hasn't been a good girl over 14, and Mary Ann was very much that…The Mary Ann-Ginger issue is always there. You had to be a real man to understand Ginger, and Mary Ann would've gone to the prom with you and been your best friend. A lot of guys would come up to me and say, 'I married a Mary Ann.' She had the values."

A good lesson for today’s TV sitcom producers. We are all sad to lose Dawn Wells, but Mary Ann will live on in reruns forever as the first crush of generations of boys still to come.

By "Huckabee" pop culture guru Pat Reeder (

Readers comment: Georgia senate testimony on election fraud

By Mike Huckabee

Our report on Jovan Pulitzer’s testimony about hacking into voting machines and being able to recognize ballot fraud brought in a ton of reader responses, most expressing some combination of outrage, frustration and dismay. Here are just a few that made specific points:

From Michael:

If there's nothing to hide, then why so much resistance? If I thought I won legitimately, I would be the first to say: check under the hood boys, kick the tires, take her for a test run, you'll find nothing wrong with her!

From Kelley:

Our family really enjoys your articles and TV programs! Thank you!

I hadn't heard of Jovan Pulitzer until in your article on 31 Dec. Why hasn't he been involved from the beginning, when the frauds of this election first were testified? Where has this guy been?!!

From Jan:

Good article. Thank you. And not at all surprising this could be done, if one stops to think about it and be honest with themselves. I truly don't know why so many choose to be deceived. After everything we have seen, it is willing blindness. I am sick of trying to convince people. It isn't simply the man the left loves to hate that is being deprived of due process. It is 75 million Americans. I am one, and I am taking it personally.

From Akujobi:

Quite revealing; I never had the election report in quite a simple and interesting way like this.

From Lincoln:

President Trump won and we need transparency. My brother fought 20 years for my freedom. My uncles gave their lives for my freedom. America deserves the Truth!!!

From Irene (who says 2020 wasn’t the first time):

Like it or not, believe it or not, there was fraud in the 2016 election. I have photos of my ballot, and after I hit straight Republican ticket and then reviewed, it came up with Hillary checked in the President space and Eugene De Pasqualle in auditor general and he was also a Democrat. My machine had to be reset 3 times before it showed straight Republican. I do have photos to prove what happened. I believe that was their first attempt.

From Kathy:

Pulitzer’s testimony was fascinating, and I applaud him for coming forward. Why didn’t they just give him the ballots then? They are hiding something, obviously. I would encourage all to watch the testimony in Georgia. All the witnesses are worth hearing.

From David:

I'm an IT professional. I fabricated bar code labels once for backup tape cartridges. I read all the specs on the bar coding, as well as the size of the barcode. I also noted that the paper was a factor, too. The issue is related to the reflection of the laser off the white paper. If the shade of paper is off, or it's got a shiny finish instead of a matte finish, that messes it up. Dominion would know this. To mess with ballots, producing out-of-spec paper ballots to send to Republican-dominated districts, is a sophisticated level of dirty trickery, indeed.

From Daniel:

...Blocking thorough investigation, whether or not elections were rigged, tell us the Republic is already lost in [a] media conglomerate-controlled state of disunion. I'm ready for a Constitutional Convention.

From David:

I am quite a bit on the mistrusting side of things these days as a result of all the shenanigans that have gone on. I am gonna bet that this guy will prove his point and it will be buried or claimed to be in error. That is, of course, if they actually let him look at a good cross section of ballots.

From Pamela:

This man’s credibility is astounding if you just look at his background! He’s able to detect a problem within seconds. I am a former Democrat; voter fraud without a doubt occurred!

From Nola:

I listened to the hearings last Wed. and if anyone can sit there and deny the FRAUD, they are ANTI-America! My concern is that they are getting rid of the fraudulent ballots or hand picking what they want examined!

From Paul:

They're not going to give you the ballots that they cheated with; they’ve been hiding the rigged ballots since November 3rd..

From Rhonda:

Only problem is that the very next night, they were caught moving pallets of ballots out and taken to a shredding company...someone caught them, so hopefully it's all documented and justice is served.

NOTE to Rhonda and others who wrote about the shredding of fake ballots: Yes, Patrick Byrne, the founder of, reports that thanks to a tip, he was able to document the transport and shredding of fraudulent ballots in Georgia. He even has a map showing where the trucks allegedly went. He says this was done the very night of Wednesday’s meeting of the Georgia senate subcommittee on election fraud, which had recommended unanimously that Jovan Pulitzer be given ballots to examine. Here is that story in a commentary at THE SPECTATOR.

Byrne says he got samples of the ballots before the shredding, which he describes as military-grade shredding that turns paper not into strips but into tiny “spitballs.” On New Year's Day, he tweeted pictures of piles of boxes that he says are fake ballots, the labels on the boxes, and tall stacks of the ballots themselves. (Of course, the helpful folks at Twitter took it upon themselves to add the disclaimer [in red], “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”)

We are checking this out thoroughly and will have a detailed report for you no later than Monday.



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  • treasure smith

    01/06/2021 08:42 AM


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  • Carmine Fea

    01/04/2021 12:51 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee: I

    Re: Senate Investigation of Violations of the Constitution and Fraud in the Nov. 3, 2020 Election and Violations and Fraud Affected the Electoral Votes.

    I support the Senate investigation and changes in the electoral votes based on the Senate's investigation. It is clear we have republican congressional representatives who are idiots in that they think and talk with disregard for reason.

    States violated Constitution election law. Violation of Constitution election law permitted fraud. States, including Georgia, did not verify voters, did not match voters with state voter registration roles. Georgia did not match voters with state voter registration roles because of an unlawful Consent Degree - anyone could vote regardless of age, location or eligibility. After two vote recounts in Georgia, neither of which matched voters with voter registration roles, simply counting twice votes from the same unverified voters. Only after 86,000 new voters were registered by Stacy Abrams, did Georgia agree to verify, match with voter roles, a relatively small area of voters and Georgia officials now say we verified a sampling of voters and found no irregularities. Reasonable people can see the Senate investigation must proceed with all cooperation.

  • Sue Palik

    01/04/2021 11:44 AM

    Just saw Ken Buck, R, Colorado on Fox. Dumb as a door knob! If he thinks that setting up a commission to improve future elections is going to bring any fruit AFTER the electoral votes are counted, well..he IS dumb as a door knob! How soon he forgets the attempt to bring Trump down? and you know what will happen with any election investigations by a completely run democrat administration, if Georgia does not pull through (a state I WON"T move to if that happens!) Give me a break! The Deep State is alive and well in BOTH parties. The courts refused to hear any case on its merits to block true exposure of the fraud. Calculated manuver! You could have a blimp float into the Supreme Court or ANY Court in this country, or the Congress or Senate, AND THEY WOULD JUST SAY, OH, LOOK, IT'S JUST AM AMERICAN EAGLE! I don't know where we get these elected officials. Oh, wait a minute...the PEOPLE voted them in, right? No fraud AT ALL!? And the Repubs are innocent, Right? WRONG! These elected officials HAVE SOLD US OUT, on both sides, from city council members to career senators and congress are dumb dumb dumb...they have not got a clue as to how upset people are and see through this charade. There were more votes counted than people registered! Well, I've been praying.."If my people, who are called by my name...." I'm moving from a sancutary out...and let these states where there is going to be an unmanageable influx of criminals let out of prison and illegals from EVERYWHERE flood our gates and MY taxes USED TO SUPPORT THEM, GIVE THEM FREE EDUCATION, RIGHT TO VOTE BEFORE A CITIZEN, TAKE AWAY OUR ABILITY TO EARN A LIVING BY GIVING THEM PREFERENCE OVER CITIZENS, AND FREE HEALTH CARE, AND MORE....I intend to leave these sorry voters behind in a cloud of dust and let THEM deal with it. If there is a movement for a NEW AMERICA minus these Marxist states, I'm in!

  • Jerry

    01/04/2021 10:17 AM

    With the reelected Speaker of the House Pelosi the country is in a state of despair. With the country's leaders in the House in favor of Destroying our Constitution it seems all that is left is a disregard of that power the House is given. The honor of the oath taken has been compromised what is left in the rule of law. The House has returned the country to the wilderness of the Wild West were law and order was absent. Theft, Murder, destruction of property burned out, Corruption does any of this sound familiar?

  • R Reedy

    01/03/2021 10:12 PM

    2016 per Irene looks like PA. Also, all elections should be auditable. If this is not the case, why is it not the case. That is the problem. Maybe, random audits should occur for every election.

  • Renee Kendrick

    01/03/2021 09:15 PM

    Even if the DIMS cheat their way into governmental power this month, President Donald John Trump should never consider himself a failure or a loser! He is a champion to 75 million Americans! He win both elections fairly. He took the good ole USA to new heights! Heights that will be destroyed in a matter of days, if the DIMS get their way!

    The good Lord in Heaven knows all that has happened! HE will repay with HIS vengeance! A vengeance that will cause the evildoers to cry out in sheer panic and a deep grief that they have never felt before! Reaping the consequences will be far greater for them than the corruption sowed to gain power! Beware, DIMS, beware! God's wrath is in your future!

  • B. L. Kirby

    01/03/2021 07:17 PM

    None of the links to find out what to do with one's money would work. I tried several times. Supposedly taken to your website, but nothing worked.

  • Elaine Liming

    01/03/2021 04:47 PM

    Thanks Mike for your newsletters and good summaries. I have read the comments from fellow Americans and like what I read. However one comment I didn't see is how the media in general didn't educate the voter to what was being discovered in Georgia about the voting there. I would like to see my fellow Americans stop buying newspapers. If they continue not to serve the public with news we need to learn about and instead serve the politicians they think we should elect, it is time for Americans to say enough is enough to the news industry. I think our news industry wants to destroy the country from within. Money Power Status is their goal. Truth is something they don't understand.

  • James Joseph Evart

    01/03/2021 04:08 PM

    YES! What POSSIBLE reason can there be for not saying "Here are ALLLLLLL of the physical ballots, let the examination of these be hard proof that the election was not a fraud.". If these bastards were not frauds, they would have no other reason for withholding evidence that would lay this matter to rest once and for all. Their fraud is the ONLY reason for hiding the evidence of their supposed innocence. Remember, if one cannot shout it from the roof tops, it isn't worth doing!

  • Rose LiBassi

    01/03/2021 04:04 PM

    It’s good to see the wrong done to “we the people”. Proving it is a useless effort when all the three branches of government have given their blessing to the cheating. It is clear as day that they all feared the man who was exposing all the corruption across all branches. RIP America.

  • Floyd Unger

    01/03/2021 02:23 PM

    Thank’s really amazing that the left went to so much trouble to elect,fraudulently, an incompetent guy who is so dumb that he doesn’t know that he’s a criminal.....sheesh!

  • Paul

    01/03/2021 12:51 PM

    It has been obvious since election night that voter fraud was rampant and that the election was stolen by Biden. Subsequent evidence that has been presented overwhelmingly documents the blatant fraud. No more evidence needs to be presented.
    Instead, it is time for democratic due process to be effectively used to remedy this electoral travesty. This will not happen without a concerted effort by the GOP leadership which apparently as exemplified by McConnell has little interest in a truly legitimate outcome.
    This is the real inconvenient truth if the 2020 election, namely that many in the GOP are also complicit.
    There is no reason to think that anything will change in the 11th hour.
    There is no reason to believe that 2021 will better than 2020. That would be delusional magical thinking.

  • Judy Hickey

    01/03/2021 12:36 PM

    To Daniel, Join Convention of States. We are a hugh grassroots group of citizens who are working hard to make a difference. 15 states have passed the resolution. 34 states need to pass the resolution to hold a convention. Look us up at We have the the solution given to us by our founders in Article five of the Constitution

  • Paul Kern

    01/03/2021 11:16 AM

    It is my prayer that truth prevails. The RINOs like McConnell and Crenshaw have nkw outed themselves.
    I hope the readers all realize if Biden and his queen in waiting there will only be Soviet or Venezuelan type elections from now on. The left has already divided the Church.
    We must prepare and be ready to make a stand.
    Only God can prevail!

  • Stephen Russell

    01/03/2021 11:09 AM

    Dawn Wells: like other Gilligans cast, she co starred on TV show The Wild Wild West.

    Only the Skipper & Thurston Howell acted on The Wild Wild West in seperate episodes.
    The Skipper was then Wests sidekick since Artie Gordon was in " DC".
    2 bad Tina Louise never acted on Wild Wild West.
    Now to reun more Gilligans Island etc again.
    Miss GI Cast & Crew.
    Pay homage to GI on TBN show?