Mike Huckabee is out there attacking his attackers. ““It really does show how sick our society has become that people are more concerned about a campaign three years from now than those grieving families in Washington.” No, Mr. Huckster, that’s not it at all. The fact is that the time to think about the grieving families in Washington would have been IN ADVANCE, so they wouldn’t be grieving. Gov. Huckster faced PLENTY of opposition back home to his outrageous clemency policies, and he was warned that violent criminals become recidivists. In other words, he was warned that turning violent offenders loose would create more victims, more grieving families. But he thought he knew better. He thought he, the high and mighty, could tell when a violent offender had “found God” and that such a finding could override the duly enacted decisions of judges and juries, based on duly enacted legislation. Well, he was wrong — and that is WHY there are now some grieving families in Washington. Of course Huck is not directly responsible for the cop killings; only Mr. Clemmons is. But Huck is responsible for Mr. Clemmons being free. Yes, parole boards let Clemmons free — but only AFTER Huck’s clemencies made it possible for them to do so. Without his commutation of Clemmons’ sentence, my understanding is that Clemmons would not have been even eleigbile for parole until 2015.
(I must say, parenthetically, that the efforts of Sean Hannity and others to defend the Huckster are disappointing. They would NEVER have tried defending a lefty who made so many of the same decisions that Huck did.)
Finally, Huck’s last quote in the linked story was this: “People are talking about this from a political standpoint, but what they need to be asking is how did the system break down?” What a pathetic weasel. No, “the system” didn’t break down, Mr. Governor. YOU intervened in the system and it was your intervention that set in motion any other breakdowns that occurred. This isn’t political, it’s moral. You, Mr. Huck, did the wrong thing. You did it repeatedly, for numerous violent offenders. And now you try to dodge your share of responsibility for it.
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