Why won't Mike Huckabee apologize for killings, gay slurs? | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why won't Mike Huckabee apologize for killings, gay slurs?

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Tough column in the Guardian by Fred Karger, a campaign director for George Bush's 1988 presidential run who helped hang rapist Willie Horton on Michael Dukakis.

The column makes a two-fold attack on presidential contender Mike Huckabee — his role in the parole of a violent Arkansas offender who killed four Washington police officers and his anti-gay remarks.

Mike Huckabee has the blood of those four police officers on his hands. He has never even apologised to the families of the slain officers, or showed any remorse for what happened in Seattle that day.

One year ago, Mike Huckabee said terrible things about my community and me. He compared gay marriage to incest, polygamy and drug abuse. He said that gay couples should not be able to adopt: "These are not puppies, raising children is not an experiment." Who the hell is he to cast aspersions on others?

I don't like self-righteous bullies. So, I will from time to time bring up the hypocrisy of those others who are considering running for president in 2012.

I have written three previous columns asking Mike Huckabee to apologise to the victims of these horrific murders and to the millions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans whom he brands as unfit parents. He certainly owes us an apology, as well.

So, Mike, if you are thinking of running for president, you might think again.

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