I am failing to see how this should haunt him, Yes this is a horrible horrible thing and I hope this man gets a needle in the arm soon but Huckabee didnt know this person was going to go and kill 4 officers 9 YEARS later!
The murder of four police officers in Washington on Sunday cast a pall on the nation's Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and now there's a political controversy brewing over the the main suspect in the killings. Investigators have named former Arkansas prison inmate Maurice Clemmons their primary suspect. Clemmons was released nine years ago after being granted clemency by then-governor and former GOP presidential-candidate hopeful Mike Huckabee. Huckabee now faces questions about that decision, which could damage his standing as a prospective Republican presidential nominee.
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:09 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:13 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
A similar approach on prisoners being paroled/furloughed also killed then Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis' run for the White House against George H W Bush in 1988.
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:19 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
And this was the commercial/advert that pretty much did Dukakis' presidential run in.
My Ppoint is, if a crime committed by a parolee was serious enough, it doesn't take much for people to hold anyone and everyone responsible for the early release of the prisoner responsible! Usually that is the public figure head (governor, political candidate, etc.)
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:29 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
Answer by pvtjokerus at 7:31 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
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