Kansas City Star Excerpt:
But, if Huckabee pardoned a man who went on to kill four cops, this will be a lot worse than the Willie Horton incident of the 1988 presidential campaign.
Clemmons said he came from "a very good Christian family" and "was raised much better than my actions speak (I'm still ashamed to this day for the shame my stupid involvement in these crimes brought to my family name.)," he wrote...Clemmons added that his mother had recently died without seeing him turn his life around and that he prayed Huckabee would show compassion by releasing him.
Little Green Footballs Excerpt:
Read the article linked above; this guy is seriously, obviously deranged. You have to wonder why Huckabee would grant clemency to someone like this, despite strenuous objections from prosecutors.
Fairly Unbalanced Excerpt:Lucky for Huckabee at the time, he was not a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney just doing his job - instead he was a governor who made a decision of choice.
Responding to his critics, Huckabee said, "Politics is the last thing on my mind. It should be the last thing on anybody's mind. To me it's repulsive that people are trying to bring something like that up in the midst of what ought to be a concern for these officer's families. "The criminal justice is far from perfect and in this case it failed miserably on all sides."
Original Willie Horton Ad here.