Certainly not jumping up and down to help the aforeblogged John Kerry in his semi-quest to help HIV+ folk visit the United States, Ol’ Mr. Huckabee was in the news today.. well, actually his son was. Details of his son’s hanging of a dog at Boy Scout camp came out, and Dubya’s Spot better watch out.
Also care of Queerty, and also after the jump.
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee didn’t teach his children right from wrong. One of the Republican’s less-than-handsome sons reportedly helped kill a dog back in 1998:
One of his sons was involved in the hanging of a stray dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998.
The details of the incident remain murky. The Animal Legal Defense Fund got an anonymous fax that summer alleging that David Huckabee and another youth had been involved in the hanging of a stray dog at the camp on July 11. A local animal-rights activist, Joyce Hillard, later contacted the camp director. Notes of Hillard’s report to the defense fund read, “Boys confessed & were fired. Dir. is making excuses, saying dog was sic & boys were putting him out of his misery.” (The director told NEWSWEEK only that a stray dog was “put down” and that the counselors were fired for violating the Scout credo to be “kind.”)Former police director John Bailey alleges then-Governor Huckabee pressured him to avoid an investigation.
Meanwhile, in unrelated presidential news, Mitt Romney wants to make one thing clear: his house ain’t pink.