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Wills: ‘What We’ve Got Here Is Failure to Communicate’

Robert "Robbie" Wills

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that Democratic House Speaker Robert “Robbie” Wills’ new plan to set up a new ministry of propaganda communications shop for the state House of Representative has not gotten off to an auspicious start.

Here’s the score: Wills announced yesterday he was changing the name of the “House Information Office” to the “House Communications Office,” and he contracted with a private vendor to provide communication and advocacy services for the House leadership.

Media watchers and House Republicans object to Wills’ high-handedness and have kicked up an uproar. (Arkansas Project contributor Rep. Dan Greenberg’s holding a press conference to discuss what’s wrong with the scheme at the Capitol at 3 p.m.)

Wills is paying the contractor, Craig Douglass, a monthly sum of $5,000 plus a additional 15 percent commission for additional contracting work, plus expenses.

In the interest of cleaning up this mess, I’m going to put myself forth to help Wills out, and I’ll only demand $2,500 per month for my services, which will mostly entail me sitting around the office and smacking Robbie upside the head with a rolled-up magazine every time he comes up with another stupid-ass idea like this.

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14 thoughts on “Wills: ‘What We’ve Got Here Is Failure to Communicate’

  • Bill from Sheridan

    Robbie Wills = Douche

  • Bubba from Gurdon

    Robbie is not from Holland?

  • Yep, once again Bubba and Billy showing their amazing grasp of the situation at hand. You two need your own show. I will be back with a couple of suggestions. Now go back to scratchinh yourselves, watching reruns of HeeHaw and eating microwaved TV dinners in your doublewide.

  • AuthenticFrontierGibberish

    Nice retort SenateWatch. Perhaps you can lend us some insight of “the situation at hand”.

    I’m the self-righteous liberal independent here, and I see no justification for this stinkin’ load of bullsh*T. Nor his (or Halters) recent visit to the far east, presumably in return for getting Wal-Mart to sell more cheap foreign produced crap back here.

    Isn’t this the same guy that’s assisted Wills before on his website/blog thing?

  • Thank you AFG, The “Situation at hand” is not important, it is done. What the state GOP fails to realize is times are changing and so is sophistication and communications. They need to elevate themselves into the 21st century, instead of staying back in the plantation days.

    Howard Zinn, once said. “If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.”

    You cannot blame the Speaker for being smart enough for doing this. You just have to figure out a way to use it to your advantage and get rid of him or hammer him, instead of whinning about it. Inform, Galvanize and replace. Three basic steps.

    By the way, for those inclined here are the cliff notes Howard Zinn

  • Cameron Bluff

    Robbie will rue the day he made the decision to do this without consulting with, or better yet hiring, Trevor Drown.

  • ddubb

    How long before one of the “new hires” is Wills sidekick Jamie Gates? Whose wife is a reporter on the TV channel that hosted Wills live talk each week?

  • Bubba from Gurdon

    Here that Bill. Me and you could be on that there TV. YEE WHO!!

  • Br549

    Oddly enough, I believe it was CJRW who did the comm work for the Speaker on his blog/website etc etc…

  • Robbie Rocks

    The same CJRW that has been awarded $10,000,000+ in state contracts and contributed over $100,000 to the DPA in 2008? No way.

  • Bubba from Gurdon

    Come on RR. Just cuz them fine folks at CJRW pad the pockets of the people in power has NOTHING to do with them gettin several million dollars in contracts. Theys just that good. Plus that there Denver Peacock is one the nicest feller you’ll ever met.

  • that’s right bubba, no way our fine politicians would be involved in any shady corruption. It’s just a coincidence, that’s all!

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