Monday, January 7, 2008

Mike Huckabee Lies About Scholarship Bill Provisions

Mike Huckabee Lies About Scholarship Bill Provisions by EMMA JOHNSON
Article Posted: 12/19/2007

Mike Huckabee has often drawn criticism for being weak on illegal immigration. In 2005, as Governor of Arkansas, Huckabee had supported a bill that proposed to make children of illegal immigrants eligible for scholarships and in-state college tuition. His argument in favor of the bill was that it would allow children who had completed their schooling in Arkansas to have the same opportunities as their peers. It would also ensure, he maintained, that a child was not punished—by being denied educational opportunities that he deserved on academic merit, only because of his illegal status—for a crime committed by his parents.

While the bill was never passed, Huckabee's decision to support it was questioned. In 2007, when he was asked about it during a Republican presidential debate, Huckabee defended the bill on the following grounds:

a) The bill required stringent conditions and applied only to a student who had schooled in Arkansas from the age of five to six years onwards.
b) The student would need to have been an A-plus student, with an exceptional record, who had completed the core-curriculum.
c) He had a drug- and alcohol-free record. d) He had to apply for citizenship."

However Huckabee was lying. As reported on, the original bill only required that the student should have gone to an Arkansas high school for three years and graduated, and that they had to sign an affidavit to the effect that they intended to pursue citizenship.

Mike Huckabee lies about having a theology degree

Mike Huckabee lies about having a theology degree
Published on Dec 16, 2007 @ 4:11 pm

Mike Huckabee last month in a post-debate interview:
I’m as strong on terror as anybody. In fact I think I’m stronger than most people because I truly understand the nature of the war that we are in with Islamofascism. These are people that want to kill us. It’s a theocratic war. And I don’t know if anybody fully understands that. I’m the only guy on that stage with a theology degree. I think I understand it really well.”

Mike Huckabee after being outed as a liar by the conservative blog Powerline:
I have a bachelor of arts in religion and a minor in communications in my undergraduate work. And then I have 46 hours on a master’s degree at Southwestern Theology Seminary. So, my degree as a theological degree is at the college level and then 46 hours toward a masters — three years of study of New Testament Greek, and then the rest of it, all in Seminary was theological studies, but my degree was actually in religion.