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Mike Huckabee: Bristol Palin Stood Me Up, Now She's 'Fair Game'

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Mike Huckabee may have only good things to say about fellow conservative icon Sarah Palin, but that good will no longer extends to her daughter Bristol.

On Monday, the younger Palin stood up the former Arkansas-governor-turned-radio-commentator on his show, according to Politico.

“We had said earlier in the hour that Bristol Palin would be joining us about a new reality show that she’s gonna be doing and, apparently, she just didn’t show up,” Huckabee said.

In response, Huckabee told his listeners he wouldn't watch Palin's new show, adding that although he believes criticizing politicians' children isn't right, things change when the children seek the attention themselves.

"Once the child decides, 'Hey I like the spotlight, I like the limelight, I want to have more of it, then they become fair game," he said, adding, "I hope that she is ready for it. Because now, it’ll come not because of what her mother chose to do but because she has said, ‘I want to be in the spotlight.'"

Palin, whose 2008 pregnancy at age 17 caused a stir during her mother's vice presidential bid, has been on a media blitz in recent weeks to promote her new Lifetime reality show, "Life's A Tripp." The show chronicles Palin's life as a single mother.

Although the show doesn't debut until Tuesday, Palin has already expressed some regrets about taping the series.

"If I would have known it was my own name and so much in my life is gonna be shown on this show, I think I would reconsider it and think about it more," Palin said last week.

Below, a look at other politicians' kids who have taken the spotlight:

Candidates' Kids On The Campaign Trail
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