Heartbreaking

3 comments December 7th, 2007at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Oh the humanity:

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said it was “heartbreaking” that the deaths of women killed by a convicted rapist who was released from prison after Huckabee supported his parole had become politicized.

On Wednesday, the mother of the woman the convict later murdered pledged to campaign against the former Arkansas governor.

“There are families who are truly, understandably and reasonably, grief stricken,” Huckabee told CNN. “And for people to now politicize these deaths and to try to make a political case out of it rather than to simply understand that a system failed and that we ought to extend our grief and heartfelt sorrow to these families, I just regret politics is reduced to that.”

Yes, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Almost as heartbreaking as, say, the actual rapes and murders themselves. Almost, but not quite.

I especially like how he says that “a system failed,” like he had no part in it. Like he didn’t personally break the system by pressuring the parole board to release Dumond. The “system” failed because Huckabee meddled with it, and he refuses to take responsibility for it, refuses to admit that maybe, just maybe, he made a tragic mistake based on political calculation.

I won’t stoop to calling that “heartbreaking” – not when more appropriate words like “disgusting” and “despicable” are available.

(h/t dakine01)

Entry Filed under: Elections,Huckabee,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

3 Comments

  • 1. virgotex  |  December 7th, 2007 at 8:26 am

    you speak the truth

  • 2. bill  |  December 7th, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Another case of blind IOKIYAR

  • 3. dirk gently  |  December 7th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    sure.

    we wouldn’t want to politicize the outcome of a politician’s actions while in office. ‘coz that would be wrong.

    next they’ll be politicizing the iraq war.


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