Well the wingers are out in force this morning calling down their flying monkeys on Mr. Huck-a-Buck who is learning today just how fucked he is. Interestingly, specifically:
“Note the passive language and blame-shifting to prosecutors with no explicit mention of Huckabee’s role in granting clemency over the objections of prosecutors.”
That’s Michelle Malkin…. it’s at her website under ‘Violent felon granted clemency.’ I can’t bring myself to link.
From the Seattle PI blog yesterday.
Mr. Huckabee’s “aw schucks, Goober shine dulled out for me long, long, long ago and quick-like at that. In my estimation he’s simply Sarah Palin in drag. He’s just as stupid as she is – possibly even dumber, as if that’s possible. Here’s an interesting ‘tidbit.‘
But the controversy could deal a fatal blow to his presidential ambitions given past accusations that the conservative pastor was soft on crime. As governor of Arkansas Mr Huckabee helped to grant twice as many pardons and commutations as his three predecessors combined, including Bill Clinton.
Among those benefiting were Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones guitarist who was pardoned for a 1975 traffic offence after Mr Huckabee — who plays bass guitar in a band called Capitol Offense — met him at a rock concert.
Whoa – “twice as many pardons … as his three (3!) predecessors COMBINED,” including that goddamned draft-dodging Bill Clinton, ya know.
Huckabee’s train just lurched to a stop in the political cemetery.