Monday, November 30, 2009

Why Huckabee, Why?!?

Initially my thoughts were with the four police officers gunned down in cold blood and their families, but now that we're starting to learn more about the shooter my sympathy is turning to anger.

I think Huckabee's political career is over. Lesser things have certainly ruined greater men.

I can't get my brain around why anyone (liberal or conservative) would release a man like this back into society. Everyone seemed to understand the risk, except the Governor.

And, if that's not bad enough, Huckabee is quoted as saying...

" will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State..."

Really? No accountability for what you did while in office, huh? It's not a "system" that runs in a vacuum. It is a system composed of men and women who make choices. Folks who are trusted to make good choices.

In this case Huckabee didn't just sit back and let the system do it's job, he proactively intervened to effect a different outcome. Had he done nothing, Clemmons would still be in an Arkansas jail cell where he belongs.