From NBC's Lauren Selsky
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has had, shall we say, a very interesting week while promoting his book, "A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!)."
Monday: When Huckabee was asked about President Obama's background and birth certificate on Steve Malzberg's radio show, he responded with this much-talked-about answer, "I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough. And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American."
Tuesday: Huckabee released a statement on his PAC website, saying: "I simply misspoke when I alluded to President Obama growing up in 'Kenya' and meant to say Indonesia."
Wednesday: Two days after Huck's inaccurate statement about President Obama growing up in Kenya came another much-talked-about comment about the president: "I do think he has a different worldview and I think it is, in part, molded out of a very different experience. Most of us grew up going to Boy Scout meetings and, you know, our communities were filled with Rotary Clubs, not madrassas."
Friday: To cap off the week, news came out that Huckabee took on Hollywood. When conservative radio host Michael Medved asked Huckabee about actress Natalie Portman having a child out of wedlock (even though she and the father are engaged to be married), Huck answered: "[O]ne of the things that's troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, 'Hey look, you know, we're having children, we're not married, but we're having these children, and they're doing just fine.' But there aren't really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie."
In a statement this afternoon, Huckabee clarified: "Natalie is an extraordinary actor, very deserving of her recent Oscar and I am glad she will marry her baby's father. However, contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not 'slam' or 'attack' Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country."