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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I bet he does UPDATE II

Posted By on Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 2:27 PM

The Huckster thinks focus of the Maurice Clemmons case should be the families of slain police officers, not his commutation of Clemmons. Some of the criticism of him has been "disgusting," he complained to radio host Joe Scarbrough.

UPDATE: The irony of Huckabee talking about disgusting political criticism has not been lost on others. Here, a Huffington Post writer remembers some of Huckabee's disgusting gibes on the death of Ted Kennedy.

UPDATE II: Huckabee finds a friendly forum, Human Events, for another defense of his commutation and a renewed attack on the others he tries to say are really responsible, namely Pulaski Prosecutor Larry Jegley (though Huckabee offers no credible evidence). He at least takes credit for the commutation, though he diminishes severely the number of crimes on Clemmons' record and his sentencing as a habitual criminal, hardly disproportionate for  his record. Huckabee also manages to avoid saying that the records show the prosecutor objected to both of Clemmons' paroles. He makes a case for disproportionate sentencing of young black males. What he doesn't explain is why this one stood out of the hundreds equally deserving on that ground alone.

UPDATE III: Huckabee here takes "full responsibility" for commutation before he starts blaming everyone else.

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