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Posted: Dec 5 2007, 10:50 PM
If you're a troll, you get dead air from me.
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Joined: 4-November 06
Murray Waas: Huckabeeís Role In Serial Rapistís Release To Discredit Clinton
By: Nicole Belle @ 9:02 AM - PST
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.
Confidential Arkansas state government records, including letters from these women, obtained by the Huffington Post and revealed publicly for the first time, directly contradict the version of events now being put forward by Huckabee.
While on the campaign trail, Huckabee has claimed that he supported the 1999 release of Wayne Dumond because, at the time, he had no good reason to believe that the man represented a further threat to the public. Thanks to Huckabeeís intervention, conducted in concert with a right-wing tabloid campaign on Dumondís behalf, Dumond was let out of prison 25 years before his sentence would have ended.But the confidential files obtained by the Huffington Post show that Huckabee was provided letters from several women who had been sexually assaulted by Dumond and who indeed predicted that he would rape again - and perhaps murder - if released.[..]
Huckabee kept these and other documents secret because they were politically damaging, according to a former aide who worked for him in Arkansas. The aide has made the records available to the Huffington Post, deeply troubled by Huckabeeís repeated claims that he had no reason to believe Dumond would commit other violent crimes upon his release from prison. The aide also believes that Huckabee, for political reasons, has deliberately attempted to cover up his knowledge of Dumondís other sexual assaults.
In 1996, as a newly elected governor who had received strong support from the Christian right, Huckabee was under intense pressure from conservative activists to pardon Dumond or commute his sentence. The activists claimed that Dumondís initial imprisonment and various other travails were due to the fact that Ashley Stevens, the high school cheerleader he had raped, was a distant cousin of Bill Clinton, then the governor of Arkansas, and the daughter of a major Clinton campaign contributor.
Holy cow, itís unbelievable how far the right wingís obsession about the Clenis goes. Huckabee is desperately trying to put daylight between himself and Dumond because Dumondís release was all about discrediting Clinton. Again. Hillary was spot on right about that ďvast right wing conspiracyĒ. And the saddest thing is I donít know that Huckabeeís base would be as concerned about these kind of ethical issues to not vote for him. Do they care about Huckabeeís complete lack of knowledge of the Iranian NIE? Or evolution? Letís face it, the bar for Republican understanding has been set pretty low.
UPDATE: Huckabee: God Responsible for My Rise in Polls Oy.