Monday, November 30, 2009

Huckabee answers the wrong question

On his radio show:
"If I could have known nine years ago, looked into the future, would I have acted favorably upon the parole board's recommendation? Of course not . . ."
Isn't foresight one of those qualities that is essential to statesmanship? Haven't both presidents Clinton and Bush been excoriated for failing to anticipate and prevent the 9/11 attacks?

There was no shortage of evidence that Maurice Clemmons was a dangerous criminal. An Arkansas jury had convicted him and an Arkansas judge had sentenced him to 35 years in prison. And you set him free after barely more than 10. Nor was this an isolated act:
In fact, an Arkansas Leader study indicated that Huckabee helped free more prisoners from 1996 through 2004 than were freed in the six neighboring states -- Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas -- combined.
You failed in your duty to protect the lives of your fellow citizens. Enjoy your broadcasting career. Your credibility as a political leader died Sunday morning in that Lakewood coffee shop.

Video via Hot Air.


  1. Mike should be begging forgiveness of the widows and orphans he helped create.

  2. Huckabee is finished. His chances of being a viable political candidate have evaporated.

  3. Well Huckabee also put more people to death than those same bordering states. Huckabee made more judgment call one way or the other and it would not be much different if it turned out that one of the people he put to death was actually innocent. Bush and Clinton did not have crystal balls, neither did Huckabee, and neither will any person you elect in the future.

    At the time, the crimes Clemmons did not warrent a life sentence. Still, he would be in prison for crimes that took place after clemency was granted if it had not been for a muffed warrant.

    So instead of politicizing this how about we all pray and hope that this man is caught, tredid, convicted, and executed without having harmed any more innocents in the process.

  4. If anyone ever needed proof that Christians aren't perfect, Mike Huckabee provides that in spades.

    AND if Christians need proof that "vote for me cuz I'm a Christian" is not sufficient justification for choosing a candidate, Mike Huckabee provides THAT in abundance, as well.

    I wish him well on his TV show (which I've stopped recording), but I hope and pray he stays out of the political arena for the rest of his life.

  5. Meanwhile LGF (while rightfully criticizing Huckabee) is also at it again with Geller and of course RSM (I won't give him a link, just quote from two articles today):

    "Insane shrieking harpy Pamela Geller is solidly on the side of the fascists, as always, and is freaking out at her hate site:"

    "The racism at the Washington Times (former employer of white supremacist blogger Robert Stacy McCain) is bubbling to the surface for all to smell, like noxious sewer gas."

  6. Mikes problem is that he doesn't believe in the eye for an eye part of life.

    He is and always has been a social conservative, like bush. Someone who does not think like a majority of the population.

    Bye bye Mikey!! Get out of my face. I saw your crap years ago and it didn't work back then. Play you guitar and take your pathetic road show on the road.

  7. What people want to tuck away under the rug is that this is the same Rev. Mike that tag-teamed with Crazy Cousin John to deny the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney. That the Rev. Mike is totally embittered that Sarah Palin, and not he, is rightfully taking the spotlight from him. And last, but not at all least, the Rev. Mike did not "Do The Right Thing" by communting Clemmons sentence.

  8. If the full story (the many examples of wrongly-granted clemency) of Huckabee's bad judgement gets a lot of play in the press, he's not going to be on television much longer, either. Never mind the evaporated presidential aspirations.

    I feel bad for Huckabee, on a certain level. He's going to have to live with this millstone around his neck for the rest of his life.