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How Huck Should Handle the DuMond Case

He started off well on Hannity and Colmes last night, then it went due south very quickly. It was terrible to watch — an embarrassing performance. He became evasive when asked about the fact that he had, in his own written words, “desired” for Wayne DuMond to be free.

Here’s how Huck should answer the question:

“I did not pardon him, and it was the parole board that voted to let him go after the previous governors had created the conditions for him to be paroled.

“But despite that, the fact is yes, I did want him to be free, just as I wrote. He was a rapist, he had already served 14 years, and on top of that he had been castrated just before his trial. Mercy seemed appropriate at the time. But I was wrong — it was a huge mistake and I will regret it for the rest of my life.”

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