Recently, our nation was saddened to learn of the gun slaying of 4 police officers as they sat in a restaurant. The sorrow quickly turned to outrage as we learned that this was not a random act of violence or even an act of terrorism. This was a planned and intentional act by a career criminal with a list of crimes that dates back to his teen years. The outrage stems from how does somebody with so many felonies walk the streets (I believe it is because we have too many drug criminals in jail). How did every part of the justice system fail for this act to be perpetrated. The lasting news impact of this crime will not be about the victims or criminal himself. So long as Mike Huckabee makes himself a presence in politics and a possible presidential candidate, we will hear of this crime, as we should. After all, turnabout is fair play. Remember in the 1988 election when George Bush Sr. was down in the polls, the famous Willie Horton adds started to play. Governor Mike Dukakis offered a furlough program that allowed Willie Horton out of jail temporarily, but long enough to kill. Arguably, the add clinched the election for Bush as Dukakis was made to look soft on crime. Well, our strong conservative governor, at least now that he is out of office and on Fox, commuted this killers sentence. The commutation was not enough to free him from jail, but it was enough to make him eligible for parole. I don’t blame Huckabee, but he was part of the failure that let this man free. If, as a teenager, this man was sentenced to 60 years in jail, I would think that the jury or judge must have had a good insight into the kind of criminal this man was. So, fast forward 2 years to the next presidential election. Do we really think that Huckabee will be able to live this one down. I think he won’t, and for good reason. We don’t need a person that finds their conservative bone after they are out of office.
Might I also add that the silence for conservatives and fox is hypocritically deafening. If this had been a democrat, I would hear about it every day for a week. Since it is a fellow traveller, NOTHING. With the momentum we have going, let's not waiver here conservatives