As the dust is still settling on the Washington State police killings and the connection to Mike Huckabee, I’m reminded of this article by Ron Fournier written shortly before the Iowa Caucus. It got a lot of play in national media circles, but not in Iowa itself.Back in 2008, a lot of people tried to paint Mike Huckabee as soft on crime. But, the guy is extremely likable and he makes sure you know he is a former preacher. So people tend to forgive him for his forgiving criminals their crimes.Despite several attempts to drum up a Willie Horton for Huckabee in 2008, nothing happened. People glossed over the numbers.With the Washington State police killings, people will probably pay attention in a different way now.As Fournier noted at the time, while Mike Huckabee was Governor of Arkansas, he granted “1,033 pardons and commutations, including for 12 convicted murderers.”To quote a different preacher, those chickens are now coming home to roost in inconvenient ways.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES The California Republican Party convention is underway in Burlingame, and the first speaker of the day is Donald Trump. Protesters were out in force, both along his route from the airport and outside and inside the hotel. San Francisco station KPIX was live from a traffic copter as Trump’s motorcade approached the hotel and caught the moments when he | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Carly Fiorina – A Warrior’s Breast Cancer Survival Story I’m going to devote this Water Cooler today to one of my real heroes in life, Carly Fiorina, and her remarkable story of courage, survival, and achievement. What many Constitutional Conservative friends of mine were unaware of is that in 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent chemotherapy, | Read More »