Sunday, December 16, 2007


Mike Huckabee, a fundamentalist minister and Governor of the Presidential Launching Pad of Arkansas, is showing some leads in polls in early Republican Primaries and the Iowa Caucus.

Huckabee packs more luggage than the Howells did for there “Three-Hour” Tour to Gilligan’s Island. He is an evolution denier and believes in creationist mythology. He signed a document in 1998 supporting the Southern Baptist Manifesto that requires wives to “graciously” submit to the authority of their husbands.

He pardoned a rapist that later murdered another victim. The rapist was released because the victim was a distant cousin of Bill Clinton’s. The irrational right believed that the rapist did not get a “fair trial” because of the familial connections of the victim.

He supports the enactment of a disingenuously entitled “Fair Tax”, a national sales tax that is brutally regressive and will massively redistribute income to the wealthy. He wishes to round up and deport illegal immigrants within 120 days.

Oh, yeah, and his son is animal-killing sociopath. Newsweek will run a story this week entitled “A Son’s Past Comes Back to Bite Huckabee”.

Huckabee’s spawn, David, has quite an impressive record. He was arrested for carrying a loaded-weapon in a Little Rock Airport. Stupid oversight? Not likely. Sociopaths love flaunting authority.

The most dmaging conduct is the story about Huckabee, a Boy Scout Counselor, torturing and killing a stray dog in 1998.

Hullabaloo describes the incident:

Two boy scout counselors, 17 year old Clayton Frady and 18 year old David Huckabee, the son of Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, have admitted to catching a stray dog during their summer session at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, AR, and hanging the dog by his neck, slitting his throat and stoning him to death.

Camp officials, who did not report the crime to law enforcement officials, have admitted that the act did occur and have fired the boys from their positions. However, no charges have been filed against the young men.

Newsweek reports that Huckabee shut down a police investigation of the event and retaliated against state employees interested in pursuing the investigation.

[THE KILLING OF THE DOG] also prompted the local prosecuting attorney— bombarded with complaints generated by a national animal-rights group—to write a letter to the Arkansas state police seeking help investigating whether David and another teenager had violated state animal-cruelty laws. The state police never granted the request, and no charges were ever filed. But John Bailey, then the director of Arkansas's state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabee's chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor's request. Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabee's Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyer's intervention as improper and terminated the conversation. Seven months later, he was called into Huckabee's office and fired. "I've lost confidence in your ability to do your job," Bailey says Huckabee told him. One reason Huckabee cited was "I couldn't get you to help me with my son when I had that problem," according to Bailey. "Without question, [Huckabee] was making a conscious attempt to keep the state police from investigating his son," says I. C. Smith, the former FBI chief in Little Rock, who worked closely with Bailey and called him a "courageous" and "very solid" professional.

The Author believes that the Republican Party would not nominate an individual that is so completely removed from the mainstream of American politics. And who would retaliate against state officials for failing to assist the cover-up of the Governor’s sociopath son's crime.

But who knows.