If you've been with Good Side of Bad since the beginning, you may recall I wrote a post entitled "Glen Beck is a Taint." In it, I pretty much compared Beck's mental acuity to that of a pissed off tweenager at a Demi Lovato concert who only communicates via IM lingo, and stated that he is a monumental zero.
Glen Beck, I apologize.
Not because I don't stand behind those words - I do, wholeheartedly. But because I think I may have granted you too big a spot in the limelight of ineptitude and general douchebaggery. Enter Mike Huckabee, a festering, pustule-ridden taint of epic proportions.
As I'm sure you're well aware, four police officers lost their lives in Lakewood, WA on 11.29.09. Words can simply not suffice to convey what a horrible tragedy this was.
However, it wouldn't have ever happened if Huckabee didn't take it upon himself to commute the prison sentence of the killer, Maurice Clemmons, during his tenure as governor of Arkansas. But he did, and here's what he had to say about it:
""Nobody at that point was saying this guy's a cop killer. He's a rapist. Because he wasn't any of those things. And so most people would look sentences to comparable to what he did and would clearly say that 108 years was excessive."
"If Clemmons is found guilty, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington."
Homeboy, really? That's how you're going to play this? This isn't a time to play "Cover-Your-Ass" or "Hey-What-The-Hell-This-Tragedy-Is-Everyone's-Fault-But-Mine." This is a time to man up, take responsibility for your obvious lapse in judgement in making a 108-year prison sentence into one 10 years long.
But I guess you're used to this. Remember how in 1999, you released a piece of crap who was serving a lifetime sentence for kidnapping and raping a girl because you thought he was innocent? Remember? Mike? And then a few years later he raped and killed another woman? Well, hey. It was THIS GUY:
SERIOUSLY?!?! Now I'm not one to judge a book by it's cover too often, but come on...
Despite the family of his first victim begging you not to release him because they knew he would do it again, you did it anyway. Way to go, Mike. Turd.
This is what you said when the families of his victims campaigned against you:
"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."
No, dude. YOU are using politics there by saying it was the system that did it, and not you. You pardoned the scumbag.
It's completely horrendous and morally reprehensible, as a supposedly responsible and well-intentioned human being, to release two convicted, violent criminals that were then responsible for taking more innocent lives. And it's flat out pathetic that you won't even take responsibility for it. Not one part of it.
Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, the person who has learned enough about law and been deemed impartial enough to become a judge in an American courtroom would have a slightly better idea of what a fair and reasonable prison term would be for people like these?
Another reason you are a scab on a maggot writing in a pile of feces, Mike, is that you are so damn earnest about all the BS you espouse. And if anybody calls you out on something, you hide behind the veil of "well hey, pardner, I dunno how I'm gonna answer that." If you don't know the answer to something, then why are you acting on it? Ignorance is not an excuse. Educate yourself, dipshit.
If your act of ignorance - which really isn't an act so much as just how you really are - doesn't work, you hide behind your religion, which you claim is Christianity. Now, I'm not a Christian. I'm just not wired to have faith in a higher power, for whatever reason that may be. But I have nothing but the utmost respect, reverence, and admiration for people that follow the teachings of Jesus and enact them in their daily lives. Humility. Compassion. Solemnity. Justice. Read that last one again. Justice. What is just about overthrowing decisions made by judges and juries with nothing more than your gut instincts? There are innocent people incarcerated, sure, but those two weren't and you knew it. And you did it anyway. You make a mockery and disgrace of what it means, in my estimation, to be a Christian. *Side Note: I realize you don't really dig evolution, and believe that people were created in god's image. That's cool - everyone's entitled to their opinion. But you can rest assured, no benevolent god would make you in their likeness...must've been the other guy*
You are also an idiot. And your show on Fox News (yes, I've turned on your show once. Why, I'm not sure. I think it was because I needed to vomit, and I couldn't locate any ipecac. Hey, your show did the trick!...) is a flaming sack of dog shit, even based on Fox News standards. And you and I both know that's REALLY saying something.
The sad thing is, I think you truly believe in what you are doing, saying, and enacting. You don't see your own ignorance. Or if you do, you choose to ignore it. I feel sorry for you. But the level of understanding I have for you only goes so far. And it does not extend far enough for me to understand why you don't seem to inhabit one shred of empathy for the innocent victims, and the families of the victims, whose lives you irrevocably hurt.
Please go away.
Good: Huckabee 2012 doesn't seem too feasible.
Bad: The innocent lives taken away due to his negligence, arrogance, and incompetence.
Bad Infinite, Good 1.