December 2, 2007 | Filed Under Elections
Not sure I’d call it a scandal just yet, but that’s how it’s being played out on the liberal blogs. We just found out that Mike Huckabee is the favorite of Iowans and he’s knocked off the highly talented Mitt Romney and the seemingly dirty politician in Rudy Giuliani. I’m actually a big fan of Mike Huckabee, especially the Mike that I think I know. He seems like a great man with high principles, good judgment and a true representation of compassionate conservatism. On the other hand, he did do something that is highly questionable from a legal and moral standpoint, say some:
Little Rock (AP) – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has asked a state judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him hopeful of breaking the law when his administration destroyed government-owned hard drives as he left office in January. Jim Parsons of Bella Vista filed a lawsuit last month in Pulaski County Circuit Court accusing Huckabee of violating the state’s Freedom of Information Act and a state law prohibiting damaging a computer without authorization. Parsons’ suit asks the court to “send a message that destroying public records is not the standard operating procedure” of elected officials when they leave office. Huckabee is running for the Republican nomination for president.
Huckabee said in court papers filed Monday that Parsons’ lawsuit violates the qualified immunity public servants are granted in Arkansas under the state’s constitution. He also said Parsons has not served him in the lawsuit. Huckabee left office January 9th, He has defended the destruction of the drives and said it was done to protect sensitive information, such as employees’ or constituents’ Social Security numbers and credit card information. The state’s Ethics Commission has previously dismissed two complaints that Parsons, a self-described “gadfly,” has filed against Huckabee over the hard drives’ destruction.
You can view the original article, but that’s the meat of the story: “Huckabee asks judge to dismiss the lawsuit over harddrives“
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