Investigative reporters are digging into the Huckster’s record, and it’s looking like they’re hitting the mother lode.
The notion that Mike Huckabee is a softie should be the big story of the next couple weeks.
Here is tonight’s excellent work by Philip Klein:
Over the course of his 10 and a half years as governor, Huckabee granted a staggering 1,033 clemencies, according to the Associated Press. That was more than double the combined 507 that were granted during the 17 and a half years of his three predecessors: Bill Clinton, Frank White, and Jim Guy Tucker.
In many cases, Huckabee’s actions set loose savage criminals convicted of grizzly murders over the passionate objections of prosecutors and victims’ families.
That “turn the other cheek” concept is less compelling when it’s a chief executive turning his constituents’ cheeks.