For just years now it has been customary for presidential candidates to go out and pretend to be good ol' boys with shotguns in order to cement their bona fides with the God, Guns, & Grits crowd and prove that they're worthy of sitting in Teddy Roosevelt's old office. This has led to scripted farces like Clinton's "duck hunting" in '92, and the painful sight of Kerry with a shotgun in his hands.
Now Holy Huckabee has, in the breathless words of CNN, gone hunting and actually "brought back three pheasants", demonstrating an unGorelike familiarity with at which end the bang occurs and startling the media. Their surprise at a GOP pol actually shooting something while hunting is a little puzzling; after all, didn't the Veep bag a lawyer last season? Huckabee's threat to dust with birdshot those who didn't vote for him was a new campaign tactic, however.
One wonders if Hillary is going to shoot anything while on the campaign trail (and please keep the Vince Foster cracks to yourself.)