Dunleavy repeatedly pressed Huckabee to free Dumond, in his columns and in personal queries to the then-governor. In the end the parole board saved Huckabee from making the decision (reportedly under pressure from Huckabee, although he now denies this.)
In any case, Dunleavy made Dumond’s release a national cause. Yet he has maintained silence since Dumond’s arrest in the 2001 rape-murder.
I’ve never met Dunleavy, but he has a reputation as a standup guy. So let’s hear it: Freedom of speech is at stake, Steve. We need to know your innermost thoughts: What were you thinking when you championed this murderer? What do you think now?