Oh my. Turns out Mike Huckabee granted the suspect in the shooting of four Washington police officers early release from prison when he was governor of Arkansas.
Huckabee, as you probably know, is biding his time as a FOX News host as he positions himself for a run at the GOP presidential nomination.
As Timothy Egan writes for the New York Times web site, Huckabee says he doesn’t want this “horrible and tragic event” to be politicized.
Oh my again. Do the names Michael Dukakis and Willie Horton ring a bell? Since Huckabee works for FOX, he might be wearing a WWRD (What Would Roger Do?) bracelet. Just ask Roger Ailes what he did with Willie and the Duke 21 years ago. He doesn’t have to. He knows. It’s history. And so may be Huckabee as a presidential candidate.
Huckabee has started making the rounds of friendly cable news shows to blame “failures in the criminal justice system” for the release of Maurice Clemmons.
If Huckabee wanted to strut his chops as a diplomat, he would convince his fellow yakkers across the cable spectrum, even his boss, to depoliticize his involvement in Clemmons’ criminal career.
And the moon is made of green cheese.