Former governor of Arkansas and republican presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, Mike Huckabee, is a man of action. That might be why it’s hard for him to watch the current U.S. president talking but not acting on what he says. Huckabee thinks that a competent president needs to explain to the Muslim countries who are afraid of an ISIS take-over “how the cow eats the cabbage.”
“How the cow eats the cabbage” is an old southern expression meaning to tell a person the unvarnished truth, even if the person would rather not hear it. The expression comes from a rather unfunny joke of an elderly, extremely nearsighted woman who sees a baby elephant that escaped from a visiting circus standing in her garden, lifting cabbages with its trunk and sticking them in its mouth to eat. The woman promptly calls the police and explains, “Sheriff, there’s a big cow in my garden pulling up my cabbages with its tail!” When the Sheriff asks what the cow is doing with them she answers “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you!”
There are many shortsighted leaders watching some horrible things going on in various countries. Events that could ultimately have serious ramifications for the rest of the world. Someone should really sit them down and explain to them “how the cow eats cabbage” before it’s too late.