As NewsBusters previously reported, Bill Maher on Friday, during a joke about Sarah Palin, bashed Charlie Sheen's "childish" behavior.
Moments later in his "Real Time" monologue, the host, while defending actress Natalie Portman, immaturely attacked former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's family for being overweight (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER: Oh, yes, Mike Huckabee. Throw up that picture of Mike and his family.
MAHER: That's right, a grossly distended belly should only be achieved through marriage or bacon.
Is this really the kind of lowbrow humor the folks at HBO think is entertaining?
Aren't candidates' families supposedly off-limits?
Oh, that's right. We learned during the 2008 campaign that nothing is forbidden if the target is conservative.