MIKE HUCKABEE’S VERY SHORT MEMORY…. Jack Conway’s ad in Kentucky about Rand Paul’s “Aqua Buddha” has sparked plenty of interesting debate, but one take in particular struck me as amusing.

Mike Huckabee is outraged — outraged! — by Jack Conway’s ad because “the only thing worse than a person attempting to show-off and parade his faith for the purpose of getting a vote is a person who would falsely and viciously attack his political opponent’s faith and lie about it.”

Yes, Mike Huckabee said, in print, that he disapproves of those who try to “show-off and parade” their faith “for the purpose of getting a vote.”

I don’t mean to sound picky, but Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign ran an ad in 2007 that described him as a “Christian leader,” and explained that his faith “defines” him.

Soon after, he ran another television ad saying “what really matters” in late December is “the birth of Christ.” Huckabee had a bright cross over his shoulder while he was speaking to the camera.

Around the same time, Huckabee suggested he personally was God’s anointed presidential candidate.

We’re not exactly talking about a guy who takes Matthew 6:6 to heart.

As for Huckabee’s assertion that it’s truly offensive for political candidates to go after an opponent’s faith, it’s also worth mentioning that during his presidential campaign, Huckabee went after Mitt Romney’s faith, telling the New York Times, “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”

If Huckabee thinks he has the standing to go after Jack Conway, he must have blocked the entire 2008 presidential campaign from memory.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.