Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's Wikipedia page has been edited to include hostile remarks about his commutation of an individual suspected in the fatal shooting of four police officers.
Huckabee (R) granted clemency to Maurice Clemmons in 2000 who at the time was serving a 60-year sentence for burglary and theft of property. The now-37-year-old Clemmons is suspected in the shooting of four police officers in a suburb of Tacoma, Wash.
Huckabee has faced criticism from some who believe that he wrongly released a man who was convicted of five prior felonies at the time. Clemmons has since been charged with seven additional felonies in Washington state aside from the shooting.
"WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AS THE IDIOT WHO RELEASED THE COP KILLER MAURICE CLEMMONS HE WAS SERVING A 35 YEAR SENTENCE FOR ARMED ROBBERY THE IDIOT RELEASED HIM AFTER 9 YEARS," reads the addition made by an unknown user.
The user, or users, also added "THE IDIOT" to Huckabee's photo caption.
Any Internet user can edit or write Wikipedia entries, it is not clear who edited the page under the site's revision history.
Huckabee is not the first politician to have unwanted information added to their page. The sites of Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) on Jan. 20 were changed to say both had passed away.
Kennedy experienced a seizure the day of President Barack Obama's inaguration, the day the page was changed, but survived the scare. He died in August. Byrd, who is 92-years-old has experienced health problems all year but did not pass away.