Mike Huckabee becomes a moving target in his own worst nightmare.

Mike Huckabee becomes a moving target in his own worst nightmare.Getting heckled by the conservative mob. At least Bill O Reilly still loves you, sort of.

Looks like former Arkanas Governor Mike Huckabee is stepping in lots of dog poodle this morning and unfortunately for him it’s sticking knee deep. Such are the perils of being a tool for the conservative mob. The sour details courtesy of the LA Times are as follows;

Maurice Clemmons is currently implicated in a manhunt that has left 4 police officers dead in Seattle shootings.

“If I could have known nine years ago that this guy was capable of something of this magnitude, obviously I would never have granted the commutation,” Huckabee said.

Ok, but let’s ask the bigger question. Should Huckabee have released a wack job known for a plethora of offenses in the first place?

Continues the LA Times-

“That’s somebody he probably shouldn’t have freed, said Dick Dresner, who helped steer Huckabee’s 2008 presidential bid, noting that Clemmons was not the first convict to “go off the deep end” after being released during Huckabee’s 10-year term.

Ok- but that still doesn’t tell us much why Huckabee was giving charity to the type of thugs that his conservative mob like to point and shoot good bye to.

He elaborated somewhat during a brief appearance on Fox News. Under the sympathetic questioning of commentator Bill O’Reilly, Huckabee said he granted Clemmons’ clemency request — one of 1,200 that crossed his desk annually — because of Clemmons’ young age at the time of his conviction and the severity of his sentence. He said prosecutors never contacted him, though they did lodge a protest with the state parole board.

Something gives right? It’s too smelly to be just a case of sympathy from Mike and the conservative thugs.

Not long after his release, Clemmons was convicted of robbery and returned to prison. He was supposed to serve until 2015. However, in 2004 the state parole board unanimously granted Clemmons parole, after his then-fiancee told them that “when he left the first time he was not ready.” There is no record of Huckabee interceding.

Once a thug always a thug, Mike? But the oozy thing called self redemption makes us cringe. Really, do political thugs believe in such things? Mike we want to give you a big hug once we side step the dog poo.

“Ironically, what makes Huckabee such an appealing presidential candidate— his empathy for all people and genuine belief in the individual — is also the trait that will prevent him from ever reaching the White House,” Carter wrote in a blog post Monday.

Carter added: “The unfortunate reality is that for politicians, unlike pastors, there are limits to compassion.”

“Ironically, what makes Huckabee such an appealing presidential candidate — his empathy for all people and genuine belief in the individual — is also the trait that will prevent him from ever reaching the White House,” Carter wrote in a blog post Monday.

Carter added: “The unfortunate reality is that for politicians, unlike pastors, there are limits to compassion.”

Unfortunately for political junkets the media gives little sympathy either. Oh well…

LA Times
Mike Huckabee defends freeing convict wanted in Washington police shootings

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