Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Mike Huckabee's effort to release Rapist Wayne Dumond will continue to haunt his campaign, despite what happens in Iowa. And Huckabee had a track record of releasing criminals while he was Governor, often against the protests of Law Enforcement officials, and victims.
How will this play out for Huckabee in a Political Party that traditionally prides itself on being "tough on crime"? Will Women vote for him or will religion once again trump everything else for Republicans? Republicans as a group seem to flip flop (when it's politically convenient) when it comes down to the values they hold dear. Yesterday it was family & religion (all of their scandals screwed that up), today it's war (that didn't go as planned), and tomorrow it looks like they might be making a return to fiscal responsibility (now that another Party is in Control of Congress).
I find it interesting that the Republican Party and the National media have not looked closer into Huckabee's background. They have been so busy turning him into a celebrity that they have not had the time, nor the willingness, to really examine the facts about his work as Governor of Arkansas. If this were an issue for a Democratic candidate, there would be wall-to-wall coverage of "the scandal".
But Amy Goodman was able to delve a little deeper into the Governors past. Goodman recently spoke with Lois Davidson, the mother of Carol Sue Shields, the woman murdered by Wayne Dumond.
“He Should Have Known”– Mother of Woman Murdered by Rapist Says Huckabee Should Not Have Ordered His Release from Jail
Watch/Listen To Segment From 'Democracy Now'
Mike Huckabee's Wayne Dumond Problem
Request for Clemency leads to political issue for Huckabee