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    Come on WuW. Are you so petty to forget about the dead officers that you see a chance to rag on Huckabee? I am pretty sure I could google MANY more liberals who have made the same mistake. Let's not make this political. Four innocent people, who dedicated their lives to protecting us, were murdered. To blame Huckabee for it is drinking the MSNBC kool-aid. Think for yourself and look at timelines. Yes it is tragic, but to blame Huckabee is silly.

    The same people who blame Huckabee are the ones who say republicans are too harsh on prisoners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Come on WuW. Are you so petty to forget about the dead officers that you see a chance to rag on Huckabee? I am pretty sure I could google MANY more liberals who have made the same mistake. Let's not make this political. Four innocent people, who dedicated their lives to protecting us, were murdered. To blame Huckabee for it is drinking the MSNBC kool-aid. Think for yourself and look at timelines. Yes it is tragic, but to blame Huckabee is silly.

    The same people who blame Huckabee are the ones who say republicans are too harsh on prisoners.
    Hindsight is always 20x20, but this part of the article.....

    "Should he be found responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington state," Huckabee's office said in a statement Sunday night.

    During his 2008 presidential bid, Huckabee was criticized for granting clemency to another inmate, convicted rapist Wayne DuMond, who was later convicted of raping and murdering a woman in Missouri. Huckabee's statement brought a sharp response from Troyer on Monday.

    "We're disappointed that Gov. Huckabee came out in the middle of the night without calling anybody here and blamed this on the criminal justice system in the state of Washington," Troyer said. "We're guessing that's probably a spin doctor, not him."


    makes it seem as though he was doing all he could to deflect any blame because of his own political ambitions. It's all the more damaging given that this is the second criminal he's freed who ended up killing people.

    In his later statements he takes more responsibility, but is careful to note that no one could have known that this man would do such a terrible thing.

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    I don't think he should have been pardoned. But since I've never heard of this guy before now, and I'm sure Huckabee had never heard of this guy either, you have to take the recommendation from the parole board.

    There is absolutely no way a governor knows every single criminal up for parole in an entire state. That is why parole boards were formed. They recommended parole and Huckabee granted it. TEN years later this guy commits a crime in a state hundreds of miles from where he was released, and you want to blame Huckabee?

    Most liberals blame the man's parents for a bad childhood. Or bullies at school. Why, all of a sudden is it Huckabee's fault when he probably never even met the man? Why didn't these "liberal prisons" heal him? ACLU will tell you that they are there for rehabilitation. Except when something like this happens.

    Fact is, prisons are overcrowded and parole boards make mistakes. Governors really have nothing to do with it.

    And WuW, look up Wayne Allen Root. That is who I am voting for in our next presidential election. I would like to hear what you think about his ideas.

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    Like most real life experiences, the present moment is often more complicated and less clear to us as we live through them. We forget this when we look backward in time. I'm not defending Huckabee's decision, but I don't think condemning his action is all that clear cut. As for me, I think it would take a extraordinary set of circumstances to convince me to commute a sentence though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    I don't think he should have been pardoned. But since I've never heard of this guy before now, and I'm sure Huckabee had never heard of this guy either, you have to take the recommendation from the parole board.

    There is absolutely no way a governor knows every single criminal up for parole in an entire state. That is why parole boards were formed. They recommended parole and Huckabee granted it. TEN years later this guy commits a crime in a state hundreds of miles from where he was released, and you want to blame Huckabee?

    Most liberals blame the man's parents for a bad childhood. Or bullies at school. Why, all of a sudden is it Huckabee's fault when he probably never even met the man? Why didn't these "liberal prisons" heal him? ACLU will tell you that they are there for rehabilitation. Except when something like this happens.

    Fact is, prisons are overcrowded and parole boards make mistakes. Governors really have nothing to do with it.

    And WuW, look up Wayne Allen Root. That is who I am voting for in our next presidential election. I would like to hear what you think about his ideas.
    Bingo! Well put Quinn.
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