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Huckabee on Top Ten List

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Petra-O IX, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Petra-O IX

    Petra-O IX Active Member

    Aug 23, 2006
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    6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR): Governor Huckabee enjoyed a meteoric rise in the polls in December 2007, which prompted a more thorough review of his ethics record. According to The Associated Press: “[Huckabee’s] career has also been colored by 14 ethics complaints and a volley of questions about his integrity, ranging from his management of campaign cash to his use of a nonprofit organization to subsidize his income to his destruction of state computer files on his way out of the governor’s office.” And what was Governor Huckabee’s response to these ethics allegations? Rather than cooperating with investigators, Huckabee sued the state ethics commission twice and attempted to shut the ethics process down.


    Oh well, nobody's perfect!
    #1 Petra-O IX, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    There is also the matter of the Huckabees setting up "wedding registries" to get around a state law that prohibits receiving gifts valued over $100. There is an exception for wedding and engagement gifts.

    They weren't getting married so this doesn't appear to be legal. And it was certainly not ethical.

    "The Huckabees have been in the news over past gifts. The governor reported tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts during his first years in office. He was forced, after first saying the furniture was a personal gift, to disavow ownership of some $70,000 in furnishings provided for private quarters at the Governor's Mansion by cotton planter Boe Adams. Questions were raised about the legality of the governor accepting such a gift.. The Ethics Commission investigated him for other gifts he's received as governor, including a canoe provided by a soft drink bottler. He also has used his inaugural funds to pay for personal articles for the family, including clothing for his wife. Additionally, in his first year in office, records show he used Mansion expense funds for personal expenses, a prohibited practice."

    - www.arktimes.com/blogs/arkansasblog/2006/11/huckabees_registered_for_gifts.aspx
  3. Sgt. Fury

    Sgt. Fury New Member

    Oct 11, 2007
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    His immigration "stance", if it can be called such, isn't much to write home about either. Very misleading on his website. He actually endorses a "touchback" amnesty policy. Check out ALIPAC for the ins and outs.