Skip to comments.Statement from Lois Davidson, Mother of Killer's Victim, in Response to Huckabee
Posted on 01/11/2008 12:05:22 PM PST by Gipper08
Statement from Lois Davidson, Mother of Killer's Victim, in Response to Huckabee
Lois Davidson, whose daughter Carole Sue Shields was raped and killed in 2000 by a criminal whose release from prison was championed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, issued the following statement today in response to Huckabee's contention in a television interview that her story was being "exploited" for political purposes: "Last night, Mike Huckabee accused me of being exploited and used for political purposes. I assure you, Mr. Huckabee, I am not being exploited. I am fully aware of the actions I have taken in attempting to inform the public of your role in my daughter's rape and murder. I have spent over 7 years thinking about this. "I am not a dupe. But you, Governor Huckabee, were duped time and again by convicted felons who once released from prison by you began hurting people again. "Mr. Huckabee, I am not a victim. However, my daughter was a victim. She was raped and murdered by a serial rapist that you wanted freed from prison. Please be honest about the role you played in releasing my daughter's killer."
Huckabee's dismissal of Davis came during an interview on the Hannity and Colmes television program following a Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Davidson's story is the subject of an ad aired in South Carolina this week focusing on Huckabee's dismal record on the rights of crime victims. The ad was developed and paid for by Victims Voice, an Arkansas-based victims advocacy group and can be viewed on the Victims Voice Web site at www.victimsvoice527.com.
The 60-second ad from Victims Voice tells of how Shields was raped and murdered in 2000 by Wayne Dumond, a former inmate in Arkansas prisons whose release was championed by Huckabee. After his release, Dumond relocated to Missouri, where he raped and killed Shields and is believed to have killed another woman. Dumond died in prison in 2005.
Victims Voice is a non-profit 527 launched in December 2007 to expose the Mike Huckabee record of releasing hardened criminals from prison. During his 10 ½ years as governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee released over 1,000 criminals from Arkansas prisons. That total is more than that of the previous two Democratic governors combined, one of whom was Bill Clinton.
"Gov. Huckabee's suggestion that Lois Davidson is being 'exploited' is deplorable, and his callous dismissal of Ms. Davidson as a political pawn is shameful," said Keith Emis, director of Victims Voice. "According to all published reports, Huckabee played a key role in supporting Dumond's release, but now he's trying to run from his record. How many more women must die or live in fear before Mike Huckabee is held accountable for his actions?"
This is what needs to be push polled to South Carolinians!!
Mike Huckabee is a DISGRACE.
He released criminals just like he wants to close Gitmo and bring them here.
If Huck can’t handle Wayne Dumond then how can he handle Kim Jung ill????
a one time STUPID HUCK ping
I can see a story like this really doing damage. I haven’t watched the youtube yet, but from the article she doesn’t sound like a shill or a dupe.
Just another pandering pinko. I’m hating the success of Stalin more and more every day.
Once again the Republicans form a circular firing squad.
I am not a big Huck fan, but why don't we concentrate on the Dims, and not our side?
NO. Huck is not on my side.
Do you understand?
The reason Huckabee wanted that filth released is because he was in jail in arkansas for raping in Clinton’s family circle. It was a political stab in the back against Pres. Clinton, IMO and this poor lady paid for it with her life.
It's called the nominating process. You'll note the Democrats doing it too.
Conservatives fight against liberals within and without the republican party.
Sure. And if you favor Rudy you can get tossed from FR.
McCain favors amnesty, closing Gitmo, CFR.
Mitt's a Mormon.
Hunter is polling less than 2%.
Did I forget anyone... Oh yeah, Ron Paul. Enough said.
Who's your horse in this race?
none of the above but here is where I stand:
Huckabee is a socialist
Rudy and Romney are liberals
Fred and McCain are moderates
so if I have to pick I would go with a moderate
SAFE HIGHWAYS FOR CHILDREN!!!
Huckabee was way too generous about commuting sentences and giving out pardons. I also do think that he is playing down his role in the Dumond case too much and that his pressure probably did have a lot to do with Dumond being released. However, at the time the Dumond case was scene as being based on a somewhat politically motivated prosecution given the victims ties to Clinton’s family. And many conservatives felt the Dumond had not gotten a fair trial. Also, people did not expect Dumond to become a recidivist since he had been physically castrated. So, while I would agree that Huckabee is spinning his role in the Dumond case now and in retrospect he clearly made a bad call. I am not sure that at the time his decission wouldn’t have seemed very reasonable.
Line up McCain with Hillery. Then match their positions on: Amnesty; Gitmo; Border security; Tax cuts; Campaign finance reform. Etc.
I guess that makes the beast a moderate, too...?
“If Huck cant handle Wayne Dumond then how can he handle Kim Jung ill????”
Answer: He can’t!!
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