“No, The Governor Did Not Have Bariatric Surgery”
This Huckabee-had-secret-surgery speculation struck me as pretty far-fetched. But you always have to ask about such stuff, so I sent a note to a top Huckabee aide, who answered:
The governor ran 9 miles yesterday and 3 this morning. He is training for the Boston Marathon while running for President. You don’t get in shape by having surgery. His weight loss was a process that many people watched him go through and can attest to. These rumors are just silly.
When you get a response like that, you always have to follow up, so I sent another note: OK, but did he have this surgery that people are talking about? The response:
No, the governor did not have bariatric surgery.
So the Huckabee campaign is on the record: no surgery. I think we’ll need to see more than speculation to claim otherwise.