I'm a bit surprised that nobody started this topic when the story broke out just before Thanksgiving.
Fro those unfamiliar w/the story:
The double murder of a popular young couple from tiny Graham, Wash., has become a hot issue in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. And the family and friends of the victims are being drawn into the accusations and counter-accustions of G.O.P. rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.
The man accused of committing the Nov. 17 murders, Daniel Tavares Jr., was released in July by Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman, whom Romney appointed in 2006, when he was still governor of that state. Tavares had just finished serving a 16-year sentence in a maximum security prison for stabbing his mother to death, and local prosecutors had urged that he be kept locked up because he had allegedly assaulted two prison guards near the end of his term. Judge Tuttman instead ordered that Tavares be released on his own recognizance, and shortly thereafter Tavares apparently moved across the country to Washington State, where he is now accused of shooting Brian Mauck, 30, and Beverly Mauck, 28, execution-style, perhaps over a $50 debt.
Though somewhat old news (to some); it's still a very telling story. It may cause some GOP voters to think twice before backing Romney.