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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:08 PM
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Huffington Post: How Anti-Clinton Zealots Pushed Huckabee To Let A Rapist Free
How Anti-Clinton Zealots Pushed Huckabee To Let A Rapist Free

December 7, 2007 03:00 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/12/07/how-anticlinton-zealots-_n_75833.html

In the months, weeks, and even days prior to the parole board hearing for Wayne Dumond, then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee faced tremendous pressure to secure the convicted rapists' release from jail, individuals with direct knowledge of the case tell the Huffington Post.

Politically, there existed a fervent movement that believed Dumond was the victim of a Bill Clinton vendetta, carried out by the state's Democratic political machine. That movement, which had helped Huckabee ascend to power just months earlier in 1996, ramped up pressure on the newly elected governor to rectify a wrong.

Huckabee himself was either friends with or associated to several of the key activists who publicly criticized Dumond's arrest. And Huckabee's particular religious background made him disposed to believing that Dumond -- who would go on to rape and murder another woman upon his release -- was either innocent of his crimes or had been rehabilitated in prison.

Those close to the case say that in the end, it was a combination of these factors that compelled Huckabee to ignore evidence, forgo advice, and ultimately press the parole board for the release of Wayne Dumond. A governor with more experience and will power, and less susceptibility to outside influences, they say, would have handled the case much differently.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:11 PM
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1. Yeah, it was all over the news yesterday how Huckabee could be in hot water over this
The guy is obviously a disgusting lying cheat and unworthy to be called a man of the cloth.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:23 PM
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3. I am sure this is only the tip of the iceberg for the Huckster
The repukes are all so vile. They are truly disgusting people
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:19 PM
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2. Let's just come out and say it: This is Huckabee's Willie Horton!
n/t.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:29 PM
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4. I just read the whole article. If Repukes had any sense or decency, this should finish him.
What I want is a YouTube video of all the pundits and talking heads frothing at the mouth calling for the murderer to be released.

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