Uh, Oh. Huck Has A Real Willie Horton Problem
By: Mark W Adams

I mentioned snarkily the other day that bass player Mike Huckabee has a "Willie Horton problem" because he pardoned Kieth Richards for a reckless operation charge after meeting the Rolling Stone's lead guitarist backstage at a concert.

Huffington Post has an exclusive, from a GOP source, that he let a rapist out of prison who did it again and comitted murder too -- after Mike was warned repeatedly that the guy was dangerous.

As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee aggressively pushed for the early release of a convicted rapist despite being warned by numerous other women that the convict had sexually assaulted them or their family members, and would likely strike again. The convict went on to rape and murder at least one other woman.

But confidential files obtained by the Huffington Post show that Huckabee was provided letters from several women who had been sexually assaulted by Dumond and who indeed predicted that he would rape again - and perhaps murder - if released.

See the full documents by clicking on the links below.

Letter From Rape Victim, Sept. 1996

Letter From Rape Victim's Daughter, Sept. 1996

Letter From Rape Victim, Sept. 1999

This has Rudy's thugs written all over it. Note it came out only after Huck made a run at the Mayor in National polls. That, and it fits completely within his Rovellian style. The fact that they didn't pedal this smear to any conservative outlet speaks volumes.

I mean, if Michele Malkin, Powerline, or the entire Rudy-Wired Fox Noise apparatus wouldn't run with this -- but HuffPost was chosen to do Giuliani's dirty work -- it speaks volumes.

[UPDATE: The fact that it's Murray Waas doing the original reporting in the Arkansas Times goes a long way with me towards believing the facts of the story. The fact that he updated the story on the HuffPost blog and not his usual outlets like the National Journal, Washington Post, New Yorker, LA Times or American Prospect tells me this thing is too hot to handle for the usual GOP suspects.]