Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mike Huckabee lives up to his Pro-Life position

Mike Huckabee lives up to his Pro-Life position

From the Palmetto Scoop


The North Carolina State Republican Convention got quite exciting today — and it had nothing to do with politics.

During a pre-event hospitality breakfast, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who was in attendance as the convention’s keynote speaker, was sitting next to North Carolina Lt. Gov. candidate Robert Pittenger when the state senator began choking. Huckabee reportedly noticed Pittenger having difficulty breathing and immediately began performing the Heimlich maneuver.

“I’m glad that Mike was in the right place at the right time and continued to lead by example,” Former South Carolina Lt. Gov. candidate Mike Campbell told The Palmetto Scoop.

“We all know that [Huckabee] is pro-life, and once again he has lived up to it.”

Pittenger, whose company Bahakel Communications owns WOLO-TV in Columbia, apparently suffers from acid reflux, which likely caused the incident to occur.

Huckabee was trained as an EMT in college and has been in similar situations before, his daughter Sarah said, noting that he “instinctively reacted.”

Reports are that Pittenger is doing fine and is already back on the campaign trail.

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