Mike Huckabee’s Dog Killer Son and the Coverup


Mike Huckabee has quickly become the darling of the flat earth crowd, but his tenure as governor of Arkansas is getting more scrutiny. One issue likely to get attention is his handling of a sensitive family matter: allegations that one of his sons was involved in the hanging of a stray dog at a Boy Scoup campin 1998.

The incident led to the dismissal of David Huckabee, then 17, from his job as a counselor at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Ark. It also prompted the local prosecuting attorney — who was bombarded with complaints by a national animal rights group — to write a letter to the Arkansas state police seeking help investigating whether David and another teenager had violated state animal-cruelty laws. The state police never granted the request, and no charges were ever filed.

But John Bailey, then the director of Arkansas’s state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabee’s chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor’s request. Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabee’s Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyer’s intervention as improper and terminated the conversation. Seven months later, he was called into Huckabee’s office and fired. “I’ve lost confidence in your ability to do your job,” Bailey says Huckabee told him.

One reason Huckabee cited was “I couldn’t get you to help me with my son when I had that problem,” according to Bailey. “Without question, [Huckabee] was making a conscious attempt to keep the state police from investigating his son,” says I. C. Smith, the former FBI chief in Little Rock, who worked closely with Bailey and called him a “courageous” and “very solid” professional.

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30 Responses to Mike Huckabee’s Dog Killer Son and the Coverup

  1. California Dreamin' says:

    Damn this Mike Huckabee and his son.

    Brutalizing a dog and then trying to sweep it under the carpet. I do not and I will not stand for animal abuse. These Christian hypocrites always claim to respect life then embrace war or in this instance, hurt or kill an innocent animal.

    Damn them to hell.

  2. Larry says:

    Good find Christopher.

    It looks like more and more that the moralist Huckabee has many hidden secrets that are slowly showing how phony he really is.

  3. boy Huck’s shit is starting to stink as much as all the others….if not more…

    i wish he could be their nominee (he wont) and then ALL this shit could have come out….

    i can ‘t believe i am going to say this — Huck may be worse than Rudy

  4. Sandy A. says:

    Do you guys remember when George Bush ran for president and the reports from childhood buddies came out about how as a kid he got off on hurting small animals?

    If you look at the childhood behavior of serial killers, the one thing that unifies all of them is that as kids they enjoyed causing pain in small animals like dogs and cats.

    Huckabee’s son is sick. Just as George Bush is sick. But the thing is, Huckabee tried to bury the problem versus getting his son the treatment he obviously needs. These Christian conservatives just aren’t normal.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    That’s exactly what Huckabee looked like before he had bariatric surgery and lost 150lbs.. A big, fat, greasy, dirty, Bible thumping conservative. People who kill domestic animals like dogs for the fun of it need to be removed from society. If this fat fuck indeed killed a dog, he is as guilty as Michael Vick and should be prosecuted. These people make me sick and I wish them all the bad luck in the world.

  6. Sassy says:

    This is oh so old news. Reported to the hilt in Arkansas and Texas, years ago, and each time Huckabee runs for anything. You gotta find more than this to smear Huck on. People just won’t stop the vote because this is all the crap you can find on the man. Now when you take his tax papers and push the pencil on them make em look like he really did raise taxes so high the the ppl in Arkansas were heavy burdened, that might make the news. But some voters are getting so damn smart that they are checking things out for themselves and finding out how Mike really did do a good job in Arkansas, and was re-elected 3 times by the votes from demos and repubs. You gotta keep digging, Mike is just to damn clean to run for President, we haven’t had a President without a sordid past, I don’t think the American People are ready for a moral, caring, honest, family friendly, freedom loving, true loyalty to the PEOPLE OF AMERICA, instead of the money hunger, power carving ones we have been used to! I say lets stick it to him any way we can, and that will be to lie, smear,and twist the truth any way we can. And you all know we can do it, we have done it to others , we can do it to him!

  7. taco says:

    Mike really did do a good job in Arkansas, and was re-elected 3 times by the votes from demos and repubs.

    So what you’re saying, Sassy, is the people of Arkansas are stupid as dried paint?

    Got it. 😉

  8. Jim says:

    That’s the caliber of the Huckabee’s? Not surprising. How utterly pathetic. God forbid any of these hopeless clown Republican candidates might have a son fighting in the military in Bush’s war. Oh that’s right, they’re too busy murdering innocent animals. Do us all a favor. Throw them all in jail. Forever.

  9. dmhlt says:

    DecpmSun, 16 Dec 2007 12:05:12

    But some voters are getting so damn smart that they are checking things out for themselves … money hunger, power carving ones … I say lets stick it to him….

    Okey Dokey

    Please share w/ me where I can get those $1,000 cuff links that Mike “I-Got-A-Son-Who-Tortures/Kills-Animals-For-Kicks” Huckabee wears , and a wardrobe worth tens of thousands of dollars from a Little Rock businessman, and $3,695 cowboy boots (boy, my dogs are barking), and on and on and on and on …

    Good “Rule of Thumb”:
    Anytime you hear a Republican saying they’re running a grassroots campaign, you can just bet the grass sprung from the golf courses of 10,000 Country Clubs

  10. Randy Arroyo says:

    I’d like to kick sonny boy’s fat ass for killing that dog. In fact, I’m jonesin for it. The fucktard.

  11. Not Nuts says:

    Look, you guys are freaking deranged. First, you whine about George Bush the same way the Muslims whine about Jews. You need to get over it.

    Second, Bush isn’t a true conservative, so stand by to really wet your panties, you sniviling freaks, we may actually elect a REAL conservative. You may as well kill yourselves now, because your hysteria could throw the earth off axis.

    Third, Huckabee is a POS. His son looks like the kind of guy who would keep animal heads in his freezer, true, but Huck is scary enough without that. He has some portion of the hillbilly vote, but the majority of the 80% of Americans who call themselves Christian aren’t that dumb. He is liberal enough that you guys may actually like him. He may support Christmas trees, but other than than, he will give you almost all that you want. A nice cozy statist leader, telling us all what to do for our own good.

  12. wniw says:

    amazing that unconfirmed stories like Huckabee’s son get you all riled up, but the ungodly acts of violence like the beheadings of Daniel Pearl, Nick Berg, the killing of the Nun in response to Pope Benedict’s comment from 14th-century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus – not to mention the prison sentence and “stayed” lashing of the female teacher with the Teddy Bear named Mohammed, and the liberals are quiet as a churchmouse.

  13. Kim says:

    That is one ugly fat redneck right-wing freak.

  14. Christopher says:

    Hi wniw,

    Actually, my piece cites two sources:

    1. NEWSWEEK magazine
    2. direct, firstperson accounts from Mr. John Bailey, then the director of Arkansas’s state police

    My blog piece is hardly, “unconfirmed,” as you claim.

    Even Mike Huckabee addressed his son’s behavior during recent media appearances on CNN and MSNBC.

  15. Not Nuts says:


    Is that an example of a left-wing intellectual comment? Now how can you tell the difference between a “ugly fat redneck right-wing freak” and a “ugly fat arrogant left-wing freak”? I am curious, particularly as you libs oppose stereotyping, how you can justify such attacks?

    wniw, yes, these libs do ignore that other stuff. They are hypocrites to the nth degree. If evidence came out that Hillary used Socks the cat as a kickball and killed countless gerbils in unmentionable ways, all while reciting Islamic prayers, these guys would be silent.

    But Huck is a freak. His clemencies alone are frightening, but wrap everything up, and I hope that his support is nothing more than MSM wishful thinking. He is one of the weakest of the GOP to beat the dems.

  16. Harry says:

    It looks like a Huck-a-Bot has arrived to defend the Queen bee. Too funny.

  17. wniw says:

    I wouldn’t call Newsweek reliable. They were the publication that stated “for sure” the Qu’ran was flushed down a toilet at Gitmo only to recant the story much later.

    John Bailey — are you sure he was in office when he said what he said, because I heard he had been fired by Huckabee. If…”IF” that is the case and he’d been fired, Bailey may have been looking to smear anyone in the Huckabee clan because of sour grapes.

    I’m not a supporter for Huckabee for president, frankly, none of the candidates on either side are very appealing.

    My direction was not at you Christopher, or your blog as “unconfirmed”, but at the story in general.

    Proof? Does Bailey have a pictures or photos of what he alleges? Anyone else who can collaborate the story?

    Didn’t see Huck on CNN or MSNBC. Sorry.

    It’d be nice to see the standard applied to the Repubs applied in the same manner to the Dems, but, as Not Nutts wrote in the second paragraph.

    Hillary or Obama or Edwards could be caught sacrificing a child to Satan and the Dems would remain faithful and silent little pawns for their party.

    None of this bias is good for any of us, Right, Left or Center.

    Why did the Left wait so long for this non-issue dog story anyway? Were they waiting for a Huck surge before running with it?

  18. Matteo says:

    It just gets better and better with these Christian hypocrites.

    The other Huckabee son luvs him some porn!


  19. stradella says:

    That’s exactly what Huckabee looked like before he had bariatric surgery and lost 150lbs.. A big, fat, greasy, dirty, Bible thumping conservative.


    Brigadoon, you’re a hoot! What a flawless image of Huckabee.

    Maybe the surgeon — while cutting out his guts also removed some of his brain? Might explain his stupudity.

  20. Maybe the fat bastard was hungry..
    It’s OK to kill a dog if your real hungry.. Right?

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  23. rkaz says:

    It’s as wrong to be a dog killer as it is to be a cow killer, chicken killer, pig killer, cat killer etc. It’s interesting that people get so riled up about the dogs, but I wonder if they feel the same about other animals. I also think there is a lot of hypocrisy of Christians who claim to value the sanctity of life, but then think killing animals is acceptable. I’m not suggesting that we should all go out and get pregnant and then have abortions… not recommending that at all…. but at least recognize that if you value life, then causing suffering or death to an animal who doesn’t have the capacity to speak out against you is just plain awful.

  24. LOL says:

    LOL i bet if he killed a mexican everyone would be calling him a hero yet he kills a animal and hes satan LOL

  25. Judith says:

    I cannot imagine anyone hanging anyone or anything and not be considered psychopathic in doing so. I think Huckabee is a phony and attempts to portray himself as a good Christian. Whatever that is. Why do Christians always preface it by the word “good”? Do they ever consider themselves as “bad” Christians? BTW, the son is frightening looking in oh so many ways.

  26. pekingthom says:

    Talk about haters?! Unfortunately, a number of posters here are choosing to exhibit the contents of extremely immature minds. Go comment on TMZ or something. Don’t they moderate complete mor0nz?!

  27. Paul says:

    What a pair of sh*theads. (Father & Son)

  28. Lawrence Scott says:

    Nice try sickle and hammer socialists but Barry Nobama admitted actually eating dog , put that in your bong a smoke it

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