Considering Ex-Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee campaigned on an anti-gay rights platform in 2008 - it may come as a surprise that he went on Fox News' "Red Eye" program as the resident "doom metal" expert" to extol the virtues of Miami doom metal band Torche - who are fronted by openly gay singer/guitarist Steve Brooks.
Granted, Huckabee is known to play guitar at his rallies - and he does have a semblance of a sense of humor - but the sex, drugs and rock and roll references that Huckabee drops in the below clip would be stunning coming out of any politicians mouth, let alone a "family values" conservative. Among his descriptors of Torche's music: "Imagine if you wrapped a percocet in a slab of bacon, fed it to a woolly mammoth and shouted: "Dance hairy boyfriend! Dance!"
Then in a brief interview, Brooks explains why heavy metal is "the gayest form of music out there", and reveals that his sexual preferences don't run too far from huckabee's older butch build. Maybe if Governor Huckabee is lucky, Brooks will save the last dance for him.