Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Republicans and your tax money

Posted By on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 7:54 AM

Interesting to read that former Benton County Judge Dave Bisbee, conservative, tight-fisted Republican, has asked the Quorum Court to pay his attorney Asa Hutchinson — another putative tight-fisted conservative Republican — a whopping $73,000 for defending Bisbee against misdemeanor charges for serial unethical behavior as county judge. Bisbee was acquitted on two charges, but the jury hung on a third.

I'm not sure taxpayers should pay a cent because Bisbee had the bad judgment to hire his company to do public work. But $73,000? I'd be willing to bet that charge for a single misdemeanor trial is more than a public defender in Benton County makes for an entire year of defending hundreds of indigent defendants. What do you think Asa would charge for a felony, particularly if it wasn't real money, but just taxpayer money?

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (11)

Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation