How about some local politics? An Arkansas Project fan (I know, I was surprised, too! But apparently they exist) writes in to suggest that we should pay some mind to Republican Phil Wyrick, who is making a spirited run against incumbent Democrat Buddy Villines in the race for Pulaski County judge.
Villines has held the post since, oh, I don’t know, 1958 or so, but the last couple of years have seen mounting managerial embarrassments in county government under his watch. Pulaski Co. is an uphill battle for any GOP candidate, but Wyrick looks to be pushing a solid “reform” message.
Fan sends along the following ad, which apparently is in rotation on local TV, though I haven’t seen it yet. I think that’s because political ads always seem to be running during shows I would never think of watching, like “Murder, She Wrote,” local news broadcasts and Korean War documentaries on the History Channel. Thank God for YouTube, or I’d have no idea what the hell was going on.
Anyway, it’s a pretty sharp ad. Check it out: