In a statement posted on his PAC’s web site, he defends himself, saying the phrase isn’t his.
“My use of the phrase ‘ick factor’ was as the established notion from within the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender (GLBT) community. It was not an indication of personal aversion, but rather a reference to an established phrase used mostly from same-sex marriage advocates and militants – not one I created,” he wrote.
“This phrase is not new. This phrase is not mine,” he added.
In other words, he’s blaming Teh Gayz for making him use the term.
Here’s a thought for Mr. Huckabee: when you’re in a hole, stop digging.