Dukakis had vetoed a bill that would have halted furloughs for first-degree murderers. During his second term, that program resulted in the release of convicted murderer William "Willie" Horton, who committed a rape and assault in Maryland.
Now Huckabee is in trouble for commuting the scentence of a prisoner while he was Governor of Arkansas from 108 years to 47 years.
This allowed him to be up for parole.
He was of course paroled and killed 4 police officers the other day in Lakewood WA.
This isn't the first time that Huckabee has done something like this.
Again as Governor he paroled rapist Wayne DuMond. Which he did in a secret Executive Session where no minutes were taken and the office administrator was asked to leave.
Shortly after his release he raped and murdered the pregnant Sara Andrasek and Carol Sue Shields.
Two things here:
1) We need to be tougher on criminals.
2) This will hurt his run for the presidency in 2012 IF he decides to run.