Continuation of Part 1
Pres. Clinton has always had good words to say about Gov. Huckabee. After all, they both come from Hope, Arkansas, both play instruments, and believe it or not Dick Morris advised them both. Also, both of them worked together on the Childhood Obesity Initiative. Here are some news stories, quotes, and video links you can see.
Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, who is serving as co-chairman of the effort with Mr. Clinton, said he "got frightened to death" after developing Type 2 diabetes. Mr. Huckabee, a Republican, told the students that he had lost 110 pounds in the past two years.
Mr. Huckabee weighed 280 pounds two years ago, Jim Harris, a spokesman, said.
Looking at Mr. Huckabee, Mr. Clinton said, jokingly: "He is about half the size when I first met him. While I am always trying to shrink the ranks of Republicans, I never really thought this was the way to do it."
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Press Release: Clinton Foundation and American Heart Association Form Alliance to Create a Healthier Generation
Clinton Foundation and American Heart Association Form Alliance to Create a Healthier Generation
May 3, 2005
New York, NY
The American Heart Association and former President Bill Clinton announced plans today to join forces to create a new generation of healthy Americans by addressing one of the nation’s leading public health threats –- childhood obesity. They will be joined in their efforts by Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark). The initiative will focus on preventing childhood obesity and creating healthier lifestyles for children overall....
The Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association are striving to achieve the same goals for American children, and have many complementary assets and abilities that will serve us well as we work together over the next decade,” said American Heart Association President Alice Jacobs, M.D. “President Clinton and Governor Huckabee are natural advocates for this issue. President Clinton’s passion was evident during his administration when he worked on many levels to advance the battle against heart disease and stroke. And his personal experience with heart disease drives him even further to ensure that our nation’s children make wise lifestyle choices that prevent them from developing chronic diseases such as heart disease. Gov. Huckabee has been instrumental in creating policies in his state that promote healthy lifestyles and he has been an excellent personal example of what can be accomplished when one takes steps to adopt heart-healthy habits. We are honored to be working with such distinguished partners.”
"The best way to prevent heart disease in adults is to cultivate healthy lifestyle habits in children,” said Governor Huckabee. “I hope that this effort will help American families, and especially children, to eat better, be more active, and live longer lives."
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Interview with Good Morning America - Gov. Mike Huckabee, Pres. Clinton
Video of Childhood Obesity Event featuring speeches from Pres. Clinton and Gov. Huckabee