On Tuesday night's Joy Behar Show, Joy invited on Larry King to talk Michael Jackson...and a little politics. Larry endorsed Jon Huntsman as his favorite Republican candidate, and said "the one thing good about it if Romney or Huntsman got it is a Mormon against a black, what does the South do? What do they do? You`re in Alabama, oh, my gosh." Behar joked: "There would be mass suicides in Mississippi."
Behar also ran King through the usual awful-debate-crowds talking point, and King said Rick Perry was "very compassionate" on education and health care for illegal immigrants, which "they" (the conservative base) can't tolerate:
KING: Romney has his niche yet he had that Massachusetts problem with his health care. And the Governor Perry is -- you know, he wants to secede from the union.
BEHAR: He doesn`t believe in evolution or global warming, climate change.
KING: No, but on the other hand, he did some very compassionate things.
BEHAR: I know, which they can`t tolerate.
KING: They don`t know how to put up with it, like for example he believes that the child of an illegal alien should be given health care if in trouble.
BEHAR: And an education.
KING: And an education, too. Wow. A kid hit by a car, your father was escaped -- got his way into -- leave him there.
BEHAR: You saw that they booed -- or they applauded when they said a guy on a gurney who`s uninsured, what should you do with him, let him die? And they all say yeah!
KING: My favorite on personal basis of them is Jon Huntsman, who has -- he would have the best chance, in my opinion, of winning the election, but very little chance of getting the nomination because he`s too moderate and very progressive and very bright.
BEHAR: You like him because he`s almost like a Democrat maybe. You know?
KING: Well, you know, he was ambassador to China. My wife was betrothed to him.
BEHAR: She`s what?
KING: They were born like how far apart?
BEHAR: What do you mean betrothed, they were going to get married?
KING: No, they were children together.
BEHAR: I don`t think that`s what betrothed mean. You don`t mean that?
KING: I don`t know what I mean. I do know that they were children together--
BEHAR: Infants who are engaged to be married, is that what you`re telling me?
KING: When he was governor of Utah, she called him one day and asked to speak to Johnny.
BEHAR: Oh, he`s a Mormon.
BEHAR: And so is Romney, which brings me to that question, what about the Mormon factor?
KING: I don`t know.
BEHAR: Well, you know a Mormon, you sleep with a Mormon?
KING: Occasionally, when she lets me. One thing I know is they can`t run together.
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KING: Romney and Huntsman. They can`t run together.
BEHAR: No, they can`t.
KING: It would be great -- the one thing good about it if Romney or Huntsman got it is a Mormon against a black, what does the South do? What do they do? You`re in Alabama, oh, my gosh.
BEHAR: There would be mass suicides in Mississippi.
KING: Suicide, what do we do?
A few seconds later, they returned to that allegedly hilarious point when Joy pushed the idea of a gay president:
BEHAR: A gay president maybe someday? President Harvey Fierstein. The Oval Office will be pink, it will be fabulous.
KING: Won`t it be great someday, a major independent candidate is gay, the Republican is Mormon and the Democrat is black.
BEHAR: And the first lady is a man.
KING: The first lady is a man and there`s mass suicides.
BEHAR: In Mississippi.