Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) probably should have run a Google search before he denied ever playing a filthy version of a song on his Fox News show “Huckabee.”
After Huckabee slammed the President for letting his daughters listen to the “toxic mental poison” of Beyoncé’s music (which he later compared to buying a 12-year-old a stripper pole), comedian Jon Stewart confronted Huckabee on air about a time when he played the bawdy song “Cat Scratch Fever” with firearm enthusiast Ted Nugent on national television.
In an interview published Wednesday by the Christian Post, Huckabee said he thought Nugent had performed a tamer version of the song.
“First of all, Ted changed the lyrics pretty dramatically when he sang it on the stage that time,” Huckabee told the Christian Post.
Video of the broadcast shows that Nugent did not dial back the sexual content of the song, which included such lines as “I make the pussy purr with the stroke of my hand.”
In fact, in a moment of improvisation on “Huckabee,” Nugent did appear to change some lyrics in the chorus, belting, at 8:00 in the video below: “I like to scratch that…” The word that follows is unclear.
“They know I’m doin’ it Mike,” Nugent shouted over his shoulder, to Huckabee, who was plugging away on a bass guitar.
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