Huckabee's Former Aide Contradicts Him on Serial Rapist's Release
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This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog
Murray Waas has a very interesting report on Huffington Post. But first, the backstory:
The Huffington Post reported on Tuesday that Huckabee's gubernatorial office had been privately warned by numerous women that Dumond had sexually assaulted them or their family members, and would likely strike again. Huckabee pushed for the rapists release from prison anyway, and Dumond went on to rape and murder at least one other woman.
A presidential candidate who doesn't read the news and pushes for convicted rapists to be released from prison doesn't inspire a lot of confidence.
Huckabee has denied the above story. But, oopsies! A former aide disagrees with him:
Directly contradicting Mike Huckabee's claims, his former senior aide tells the Huffington Post that, as governor of Arkansas, Huckabee indeed told the state's parole board that he supported the release of a convicted rapist.
The senior aide, Olan W. "Butch" Reeves, personally attended a controversial parole board meeting with Huckabee in Oct. 1996.
"The clear impression that I came away with from the meeting was that he favored Dumond's release," Reeves said, referring to convicted rapist Wayne Dumond. "And I can understand why board members would believe that to be the case."
Let's be fair. It's not like Reeves can quote him directly or anything. How believable can this guy be?