Keen-eyed Arkansas political watchers will recognize Lt. Gov. Bill Halter’s political muscle man and noted charmless vulgarian Bud Jackson in the above photo from the New York Times.
BudJack’s apparently lending his skills in the dark arts to the controversial effort to place Illinois politico Roland W. Burris in Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Burris, tapped to fill the seat by toxic and indicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was blocked by the Senate today.
Kudos to frequent Arkansas Project commenter Br549, who has extra time on his hands since he’s taking a break from playing Tetris on his Gameboy due to a painful case of “gamer’s thumb,” for the tip.