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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Suffer the children

Posted By on Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 6:08 AM

Gov. Mike Beebe's administration is moving to beef up the state foster care system, woefully understaffed and inadequate to the enormous task. Two questions:

1) Gov. Beebe: Why did it take two years for you to act?

2) Former Gov. Mike Huckabee: Why did you allow things to go so wrong during your 10 years in office?

I have a partial answer to the second question. Huckabee's DHS was too busy worrying about punishing gay people and satisfying various other special agendas to be overly concerned with impact on kids. The agendas included meeting the needs of dubious operators like the governor's jet provider, Ted Suhl, operator of the secretive and controversial Lord's Ranch, among other money generating social service agencies.

The great unpublished story of the 2008 presidential campaign was a hard-hitting investigative piece on Suhl's influence on the Huckabee-era DHS, on account of his nurturing of Huckabee's political aspirations. Some day, maybe. Some day.

 

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