Stuff From Around Arkansas, June 25

Beebe and Hutchinson
Beebe and Hutchinson

Gaffe Du Jour: Potential GOP Senate candidate Curtis Coleman says something crazy, and columnist John Brummett explains that candidates should steer away from saying crazy things. That is good advice. (Brummett’s Blog)

Showdown: It’s a blog battle royale between Rep. Robert “Robbie” Wills and Arkansas Times blogger Max Brantley on the lottery and gambling. I’m going to go with Max on this one, because at least he doesn’t use emoticons to signal when he’s trying to be funny. (Arkansas Times/Robbie Wills Blog)

Really?: Former Clinton aide Paul Begala will be keynote speaker for big Democratic dinner in July. Begala? Blegh.  I would have thought Arkansas Democrats had the pull to land someone better than that. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Rematch!: In speech to GOP women, Asa “Ace” Hutchinson calls for review of Arkansas’ prison system following recent disclosures of general management suckiness. A first salvo in 2010 gubernatorial grudge rematch? Yes, let’s all just act like it is and see if we can get anyone to start believing it. (Morning News of NWA)

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3 thoughts on “Stuff From Around Arkansas, June 25

  • Former Asa! fan.

    O no not another rematch.

    The problem with Asa is two-fold;

    1. Although he comes off well in the media he puts out, his personality is lacking when dealing with someone one on one.

    2. He is ungrateful. I have a friend that worked tirelessly for Asa on his last campaign. I would venture to say that there were not 3 other people in the state that worked harder to get Asa elected that this guy. You know what he got out of it? A steak dinner at Cajuns and barely a thank you. He says now he is lucky to get an e-mail returned from him. Pretty sad I would say. I bet Mike Beebe looks after his people a little better than that.

    Sorry guys, outside of Northwest Arkansas Asa is dead in the water.

  • waldron man

    Its Ace Hutchins.

  • Fourche River Rex

    Dang, Max! Take them to town! I agree totally with what Max is saying. And honestly, the reasons you outlined are the exact reasons that I vote against 99% of the amendments and initiated acts on the ballot.
    You can not trust the legislature or the “leaders” of this state to stand for anything other than enriching themselves and their friends and family. Remember What Holden Caulfield said in response to his teacher telling him, “life is a game?”
    “Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it’s a game, all right—I’ll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about it? Nothing.

    So, these working class saps will be going out and playing Keno and Bill Halter and Robby Wills and their buddies will be slapping each other on the backs and drinking single malt scotch and will be boasting of how much they’ve accomplished for the “good of the people” and everyone is getting rich except for the fools playing these games. But we’re doing it for education…so that makes it okay and after all its only a game.


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