By Mick Gregory
Huckabee’s eldest son, David, has something in common with Jeffrey Domer, the mass murderer. They both tortured and killed dogs when they were teenagers. Here’s the bare bones story of how 18-year-old Mike Huckabee’s son, David, and 17-year-old Clayton Frady killed a dog when they were Boy Scouts, and got fired from camp for it. What kind of upbringing did these kids have to hate man’s best friend so much?
Fire and brimstone? Does the Huckabee family have a family dog? What kind of hate causes that? What kind of Christian is Huckabee? He is a Southern Baptist, they same as Clinton.
From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1998 (as quoted in DogBlog):
[David Huckabee,] the younger son of Gov. Mike Huckabee and another teen were fired last month from jobs at a Boy Scout camp after the killing of a stray dog.[..]
So, how and why did David Huckabee (and Clayton Frady) kill the dog?
The original story isn’t clear in the lead (the admissions and the details come as you read down). Still from the Democrat Gazette:
The dog was killed July 11 at Camp Pioneer near Hatfield.[..]
It’s on a reputable site, Utopia Animal Rescue, which is run by, of all people, Kinky Freidman:
Two boy scout counselors, 17 year old Clayton Frady and 18 year old David litickabee [sic], the son of Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, have admitted to catching a stray dog during their summer session at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, AR, and hanging the dog by his neck, slitting his throat and stoning him to death.
Corrente attributes the strange spelling of David’s last name to the fact that the original information was received by fax, then likely scanned into a word processing program.
The site also disputes David’s attempts to whitewash the killing by explaining that the dog had mange and was emaciated. Apparently the idea of feeding and bathing instead of torturing it were not considered. Possibly this is the reason that in his dismissal camp officials said Boy Scouts are kind, and David Huckabee wasn’t.
Republicans have to distance themselves from Huckabee. He’s not fit to hold the position of county dog catcher.
What can we do?
Corntact: Mr. Tim Williamson, Prosecuting Attorney, 18th Judicial District, West, P.O. Drawer 109, Mena, AR 71953; Fax: (501) 394-6173
Please contact the prosecutor; request that the case be investigated thoroughly and that animal cruelty charges be filed against Frady and Huckabee. Cruelty to animals is a Class A Misdemeanor in Arkansas and if convicted, Huckabee and Frady could be sentenced to one year in jail and fined $1,000.00.
Also Contact: Chief Scout Executive Jere Ratcliffe, Boy Scouts of America National Office, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079; Phone: (972) 580-2000; Fax: (972) 580-2502
Demand that the Boy Scouts’ National Office conduct an internal investigation of the killing.
Here is Huckabee’s answer to today’s Bhutto assassination. “We expect that Musharraf should lift martial law as soon as possible…”
Critics immediately pointed out that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf lifted the country’s state of martial law roughly two weeks ago. The slip “ought to be really bad news for Huckabee,” said the National Review’s Jim Geraghty, writing on the magazine’s Web site. “…I’m not sure how big assassination-related news will play in the first primary states. Still, I think those misstatements will exacerbate the Huck/Not Huck divide in GOP circles.”
What kind of democracy do we have, fat Iowans huddle in their low-rent neighborhoods and argue, (not vote) for the candidate’s that most reflect pig farmers?