Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Unanswered Question

Tristero at Hullabaloo wants to know:

Why did Huckabee work to release Wayne Dumond, a convicted rapist? The rape that landed him in the Arkansas slammer wasn’t his first. He had been implicated in others, but in at least one case, the victim was too afraid to testify. No wonder, Dumond had already been involved in a brutal murder. In that case, Dumond, turning state’s evidence, denied killing the man; he only bashed the guy on the head several times with a hammer. So, again, the question:

Why did Huckabee work to release Wayne Dumond, a convicted rapist?

Answer: Because Wayne Dumond was the darling of the extreme right. And Huckabee was trying to curry their favor.

And, as tristero documents, it’s because the hatred of Bill Clinton by the right wing outweighs everything else, including the criminal justice system.

So the next time you hear some addle-pated talking head (one in particular comes to mind) wax poetic about how “folksy” and “likable” Mike Huckabee is, remember this question:

Why did Huckabee work to release Wayne Dumond, a convicted rapist?