Thursday, December 06, 2007

This is what the right-wing wants in a President

This is bouncing around the blogosphere and may well undo Huckabee's efforts to get the nomination:

Little Rock, Ark -- As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee aggressively pushed for the early release of a convicted rapist despite being warned by numerous women that the convict had sexually assaulted them or their family members, and would likely strike again. The convict went on to rape and murder at least one other woman.

The kicker to me is WHY the right-wingers pushed so hard to get rapist Wayne Dumond out of prison in the first place: his victim was a distant cousin of Bill Clinton. The Clinton Derangement Squad - led by right-wing New York Post lunatic Steve Dunleavy - convinced themselves that he was only IN prison because Clinton wanted to get him, and lobbied HARD to get him released.

Huckabee listened to them. And Huckabee got the guy paroled. And the guy killed somebody.

You will hear some people call this "Huckabee's Willie Horton." It's not. Dukakis never personally pushed for Horton to get released.

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