Beacon News: President Huckabee?

Tyler Schlichter holding up his "I heart Huckabee" t-shirtDuring the question and answer period at a special leadership breakfast held in the Weyenberg center, junior Tyler Mitchell Schlichter asked the question that seemed to be on everyone’s mind.

“I don’t know if you’re aware, but we’re looking for a president,” Schlichter said as he held up a shirt that said, “I heart Huckabee.”

Although Huckabee did not directly reject the idea, he alluded that his busy schedule might not afford him the time.

“If I hang out on this campus much longer I might be tempted to,” Huckabee said. “I’ve got two jobs right now. I don’t know if I could take on another one.”

PBA spokeswoman Becky Peeling responded to the possibility.

“The presidential search process is a confidential process and is not known to anyone outside the committee,” Peeling said.

Others in the university community were heard throughout the day vocalizing the possibility that seems to be growing in popularity with student opinion.

“I think it would be great,” said senior Leny Belran at the idea of Huckabee replacing Dr. David W. Clark when he retires this summer. “I would be open to that, especially if he played bass guitar in chapel.”

“I think PBA should take a serious look at it,” Schlichter said. “They would be foolish to miss out if the door was open.”

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