Monday, May 19, 2014
D.C. politics come to Little Rock; Photo ID for press
By Max Brantley
on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 3:46 PM
For a candidate for lieutenant governor
In the party room of a pizza joint.
Whose party? Who else but Karl Rove's boy, Tim Griffin
. Say hello for me if you drop by U.S. Pizza, I'll be elsewhere that night.
Last time I needed a credential for an election night watch party was 1992, so I could to stand within a few yards of the next president of the United States. The Secret Service insisted.
The next Mark Darr can't be too careful.
You don't think D.C.-style politics — militant partisanship and super-aggressive message control — have come to Little Rock? I got a small chuckle this afternoon after learning a photo ID and campaign-issued press credentials would be required to attend one of the election night watch parties for the Republican primary tomorrow.