Welcome back to the news, Kentucky. However, before we sift through the continued misadventures of one of America's most (in)famous homophobes, let us consider the glorious silver lining tucked neatly underneath this latest development: Semi-professional bass guitarist Mike Huckabee might be going to jail.
When Kim Davis was released from jail earlier this month, to the obvious delight of the entire cast of the forthcoming Beverly Hillbillies reboot (?), U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered her not to interfere with the issuance of licenses by her fellow employees unless she wanted to return to the comforts of a cell. In a laughably predictable plot twist, Davis has apparently defied that order with obvious intent. According to the Associated Press, an attorney representing Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason claims that Davis "confiscated all the original forms" before replacing them with forms that omit her name, the county's name, and any additional references to other clerks:
"It also appears to this counsel those changes were made in some attempt to circumvent the court's orders and may have raised to the level of interference against the court's orders," attorney Richard Hughes wrote. "Mr. Mason is concerned because he is in a difficult position that he continues to issue the licenses per the court's order ... which had some remote questionable validity, but now with these changes may in fact have some substantial questions about validity."
Lest we forget (we most certainly haven't!), Huckabee recently volunteered his presence should Davis be required to return to jail. Speaking with reporters on the day of Davis' initial release, Huckabee made some predictably inane comparison between being the president (never going to happen, Huck) and going to jail because of some mysterious war on religion:
"Lock me up if you think that's how freedom is best served, because folks, I am willing to spend the next eight years in the White House leading this country but I want you to know, I'm willing to spend the next eight years in jail, but I'm not willing to spend one day under the tyranny of people who believe they can take our freedom and conscience away."
Anyway, here's a video of Mike Huckabee playing bass, which is definitely something you can't do while in jail: