Jesus Christ: What the fuck is up with Republican presidential candidates and cruelty towards animals? First, in a National Lampoon-like moment of utter idiocy, Mitt Romney straps the family dog to the roof of his car; now Mike Huckabee's son David is said to have lynched a stray dog while working as a counselor at a Boy Scout camp. (Where's the Michael Vick-worthy outrage? Unlike Vick, Romney and Huckabee don't have the excuse of their "cultural upbringings". Or do they?) Anyway, on last night's Larry King Live, King asked Huckabee about the lynching and Huckabee responded with something about David being a "minor" at the time of the incident and an upstanding Eagle Scout. (David wasn't following Scout Law about "kindness", was he?). Then Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris weighed in, using the phrase "choking unconscious". Interesting choice of words, considering!

Also interesting: Right after the segment ended, this very apt and always-heartbreaking ASPCA commercial came on. Lets hope young David was watching; maybe he learned a thing or two!

Sarah McLachlan Asks You To Help Animals [YouTube]

Related: Romney's Cruel Canine Vacation [Time]
Son's Past Could Come Back To Bite Huckabee [Newsweek]
Whoopi Goldberg Defends Vick's Dog-Fighting Role [Reuters]
Fact Sheet: Boy Scout Oath, Law, Motto And Slogan [Boy Scouts of America]