Huckabee – Whose Son Tortured and Killed a Dog – Should Avoid Bashing the Obamas’ Parenting Skills

Left, the Huckabee family with dog in the 1990s; right, a recent photo of the Obamas taken in the White House
Left, the Huckabee family with a dog in the 1990s; right, a recent photo of the Obamas taken in the White House

Fox News fired Mike Huckabee from his job as a chatshow host last week when he revealed he was testing the waters for another presidential run. (Interesting to know that Fox has some ethics.) Suddenly finding himself outside the right-wing limelight, Huckabee urgently needed attention, so he took a cheap shot at the Obamas’ parenting skills:


Why I Hate Independence Day, Part 2014

Bonnie says, ‘Please don’t terrorize me with your stupid fireworks!’

Using fireworks near animals is both cruel and inhumane as explosive fireworks cause animals immense fear and stress.
— Voice for the Voiceless

Tell that to Bonnie. She’s our 9-year-old mixed-breed terrier who gets completely freaked by fireworks on the Fourth of July. In Miami on the Fourth the streets and night skies are filled with the sound, fury and cordite stench of illegal fireworks ignited by “patriots.”

Tampa Bay Online describes the legal loophole that allows Floridians to behave like asses on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Patriotism as pest control: Florida’s weird fireworks law

Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau
Published: June 29, 2014 | Updated: June 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM

TALLAHASSEE — The coming of Independence Day means fireworks season — and the beginning of the institutionalized charade behind their sale in Florida.

In the Sunshine State, one does not buy a bottle rocket for recreation; one buys it to scare birds away from farms and fisheries.

That’s right: Explosives for pest control.


Report: Romneys’ Sons Contradict Mom about Fate of Seamus the Irish Setter


No one but a cruel idiot or a heartless cyborg would force a dog to ride in kennel strapped to the top of a car for 12 hours, as Mitt Romney famously did in 1983. But a new report suggests that Mitt’s wife Ann may have lied to reporters about the ultimate fate of Seamus, the Irish Setter — reportedly according to her own sons:

Mitt Romney may not have told the whole truth about the scandalous tale of his Irish Setter, Seamus, being strapped to the roof of his car during a 12-hour family road trip to Canada. According to a trusted Politicker tipster, two of Mr. Romney’s sons had an off-record conversation with reporters where they revealed the dog ran away when they reached their destination on that infamous journey in 1983.

Mr. Romney’s wife, Ann, has previously said Seamus survived the trip and went on to live to a “ripe old age.” As of this writing, Mr. Romney’s campaign has not responded to multiple requests for comment on this story.

Last month, another aspect of this story came to light when it was reported that Seamus had violent attack of diarrhea while he was in the kennel. Romney’s response was to haul the dog down off the roof, hose him off and then, despite the fact that the dog was obviously terrified, sick and suffering, put him back in the kennel on the roof for the rest of the trip.

If Seamus really did run away from his captors when they finally let him out in Canada, it was a perfectly rational response.

Details of Huckabee Son’s Dog Torture Episode Coming Out

David Huckabee’s mug shot after his April, 2007 weapons arrest in Little Rock

UPDATE: January 2015 – Testing the waters for another presidential run, Mike Huckabee — whose son tortured and killed a dog — has sought attention by criticizing the Obamas’ parenting skills. Click here…

Original article from 2007

The White House has boarded its share of unsavory family members of occupants. During Pres. George H.W. Bush’s term, no doubt coke was snorted in the hallowed halls by his sons and their friends. Everyone still remembers what it was like when Billy Bob Carter came to town. And the daughters of today’s Pres. Bush could not be considered boring.

But if Mike Huckabee makes it to Pennsylvania Avenue, should we expect Michael Vick to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom?

David Huckabee “admitted to catching a stray dog during their summer session at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, AR, and hanging the dog by his neck, slitting his throat and stoning him to death”

Huckabee’s eldest and tubbiest son, David, would have made Vick proud when he was 18 and fired from his Boy Scout counseling job for torturing and killing a stray dog. David most recently made headlines when he was arrested for forgetting about the Glock pistol in his bag at the Little Rock airport.

But a few years earlier, when his dad was still governor, Big Boy was in a different kind of trouble. Corrente has been all over this story but the site is down now, probably due to excessive hits. This is from the Crooks & Liars quote from Corrente:

Here’s the barebones story of how 18-year-old Mike Huckabee’s son, David, and 17-year-old Clayton Frady killed a dog when they were Boy Scouts, and got fired for it. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1998 (as quoted in DogBlog):

[David Huckabee,] the younger son of Gov. Mike Huckabee and another teen were fired last month from jobs at a Boy Scout camp after the killing of a stray dog.[..]

So, how and why did David Huckabee (and Clayton Frady) kill the dog?