rarely do things in the world of politics make me outraged and sick to my stomach and sad all at the same time.
but this unfolding story with mike huckabee(republican governor of arkansas and presidential contender)has done all three.
here’s the story:
a serial rapist, wayne dumond, was jailed in arkansas for raping multiple women(one of whom was bill clinton’s niece).
he was a member of a conservative baptist church, and the right wing, republican, evangelical community lobbied to have him released from prison, even though he was a convicted rapist.
mike huckabee paroled him. after being paroled by mike huckabee wayne dumond then went on to rape and kill at least 2 more women.
now mike huckabee is trying to backtrack and say that he didn’t support wayne dumond’s parole.
but the truth is that mike huckabee paroled him even after receiving many letters from wayne
dumond’s victims begging mike huckabee to keep wayne dumond in prison.
in fact, mike huckabee wrote a letter to serial rapist wayne dumond in prison that stated, and this
is a verbatim quote:
“Dear Wayne, My desire is that you be released from prison.”
the simple fact is that mike huckabee responded to right-wing, republican, evangelical pressure
and paroled a serial rapist who then went on to rape and kill 2 more women after being paroled.
if mike huckabee hadn’t paroled wayne dumond these 2 women would still be alive.
it’s that simple.
and it’s my simple belief that mike huckabee should resign from politics and end his