Saturday, January 12, 2008

Local Preacher Man Mentored Huckabee

"Of all the right-wing figures who have promoted Mike Huckabee's extraordinary political rise from a backwater church to the national pulpit of a presidential campaign--and there are many--perhaps none know the former Arkansas governor and current Republican presidential front-runner better than Jay Cole. A Baptist minister based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a right-wing radio talk show of his own, Cole has been instrumental in inspiring Huckabee's rise over more than two decades," so says a forthcoming article in The Nation.

Reverend Cole says that in 1980 he helped young Huckabee start his own television show, Positive Alternatives, which became his vehicle for statewide recognition, and in 1989 he engineered Huckabee's election as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Then, according to the article, "When Huckabee leveraged his popularity in the Baptist community into a political career, declaring a run for lieutenant governor in 1993, Cole urged his listeners to vote for him, helping deliver him a narrow victory in the heavily Democratic state." Few knew that Jay Cole was the power behind the throne.

Cole, who says he helped produce the infamous anti-Clinton propaganda video The Clinton Chronicles, "claimed without evidence that a vindictive Clinton and his surrogates had framed [Wayne] Dumond and had possibly orchestrated his castration as well." With his puppet Huckabee finally in the governor's mansion, we learn that "Cole pressured his pal to act on a cause he had championed for almost a decade--the release of Wayne Dumond, accused of raping a 17-year-old cheerleader who happened to be Bill Clinton's distant cousin." Then follows more details of how Huckabee dutifully set free Born Again Dumond to rape and murder again.

Throughout the article detailing the close relationship between Huckabee and Cole, he also reveals that we are approaching the End Times, that Mormons are worse than the Ku Klux Klan, and that Muslims are "just not human." Then there is some weird stuff.

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