From a post on The Daily Beast which includes a selection from Huckabee's book about high school paddlings from the coach. (A link to the Daily Beast article is below).
Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner
He then provides some insight into his psyche - complete with Animal House reference.
While excoriating the IRS, Huckabee brings his readers along on a flashback to his youth.
"They remind me of a sadistic coach at my high school who used to enjoy 'giving licks' to teen boys for any infraction of his rules. Just so you know, 'giving licks' was the term used to describe the coach hitting the butt of a student with a short-handled boat paddle, riddled with holes to minimize wind resistance and enhance striking power…The coach had a rule that if you got a 'lick' you were required to say, 'Thanks, coach, may I have another one?' And most often he would say, 'Sure,' and pop you again. One might get three or four before the coach finally said, 'No, I think you've had enough,' and stop his twisted abuse of a helpless adolescent. Whenever I think of the IRS, I see that coach standing with his paddle, expecting em to say, 'Thanks, IRS, may I have another one?’"