Tim Russert must be a bit embarrassed after learning that he was viewed as a tool by Dick Cheney from testimony at the Scooter Libby trial. The White House pegged him as their go to guy to spread them a nice hot bowl of steaming propaganda. Well Tim, now we're giving you a chance to try to redeem yourself a little bit and ask Mike Huckabee questions with real follow-ups to them. Please refrain from asking him about the Jack LaLanne juicer available at Target.
Here's the story of Wayne Dumond. It's not a pretty picture. Duncan outlines the wingnuttery class in all their glory and tells us that Mike has an honesty problem when it comes to the Dumond saga. So here's a few questions---not in any particular order---you could ask him on "Meet the Press" this Sunday. Readers--please feel free to suggest some also.
Q: As a Governor, you had a chance to show us some of your leadership skills. As has been reported----you pressured your parole board to pardon the convicted rapist Wayne Dumond. Why did you become so involved with his case in the first place?
Q: On the day of his parole, you released a statement in support of the board’s action: “I concur with the board’s action and hope the lives of all those involved can move forward. The action of the board accomplishes what I sought to do in considering an earlier request for commutation ... Why did you celebrate his release?
Q: Now that you are running for President of the United States, don't you think you owe the larger electorate an explanation?
Q: Why have you repeatedly refused to answer local journalists and the local public as to why you were involved with the Wayne Dumond case at all?
Q: The fact that when Dumond was released, he raped and murdered a young woman and was implicated in another before he died--all the while he had a past history of violence. Do you feel responsible in any way for Dumond's crimes after he was released?
Q: How do you think Ashley Stevens feels at this time?
Q: Why don't you make public all of your own files and elsewhere in the Arkansas state government about the Dumond parole?
(John Amato created Crooksandliars.com)