Mike Huckabee has received the vindication we’ve all dreamed of one day getting from Comcast: an apology.
Comcast has issued a public apology to the former Arkansas governor for missing a scheduled appointment at his home. “We completely understand Governor Huckabee’s frustration and are so sorry that we missed yesterday morning’s scheduled appointment,” a Comcast spokesperson said.
As anyone who’s been frustrated by a missed or late appointment from a cable company knows, a missed appointment is not usually something that results in the company admitting wrongdoing and promptly fixing the issue.
Mafia better service than @comcast Sure they shoot you, but it's over with and they don't charge you for the bullet.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
But Huckabee escalated the situation in a big way, tweeting about the issue to the more than 600,000 followers of his typically quite bad Twitter account and prompting an array of news stories. That was largely thanks to just how critical he was in his description of Comcast: Huckabee compared the cable company to the mafia, North Korea, and a root canal; in his harshest burn, the staunch Republican said he’d rather take Obama back as president than have to deal with Comcast.
Later in the day, Huckabee tweeted that Comcast had finally come to his home, but still criticized the company for not caring until he tweeted about it.
@comcast came late today-fixed the stuff-thanks! They made appt 3 wks ago and didn't show and didn't care...until the "Twit" hit the fan!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
“We worked to send a technician to the Governor’s home as soon as we learned about this and are happy we were able to resolve the issue that same day,” Comcast said.
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