Shed a tear for unfortunate Blogging Tory Mike McGuire -- he so badly wants to worship at the feet of GOP presidential candidate and Christian whackjob Mike Huckabee, but I'm guessing members of the Law-and-Order BTs are going to find life increasingly uncomfortable when stuff like this keeps turning up:
Questions are being raised about then-Gov. Huckabee's 2004 decision to grant clemency to a repeat Driving While Intoxicated offender in Arkansas named Eugene Fields, despite the objections of a law enforcement official at the time. Documents obtained by NBC News reveal Fields' case was handled differently from any other DWI clemency or pardon granted by Huckabee, and some Republicans are now suggesting significant political contributions may have influenced the governor's decision.
In August 2001, Fields, of Van Buren, Ark., was convicted of his fourth DWI charge, a felony in the state of Arkansas, was sentenced to six years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Fields reported to prison in August of 2003.
But prison records obtained by NBC News show that six weeks into that six-year sentence, Fields' application for clemency, a commutation of his sentence the governor could issue to grant Fields an early release from prison, was unanimously supported by the parole board. Within months, Huckabee issued his intent to grant executive clemency to Fields, who was released from prison soon thereafter.
Ouch. I guess everyone's entitled to support who they want but, really, Mike, are you sure you can't find anyone more upstanding to cheer for than a DWI enabler who pardoned a serial rapist?
Seriously, Mike ... just how low does that bar need to be for you?