The Week That Was, Sept. 15-21, 2010 

It was a good week for ...

RYAN MALLETT. The Heisman hopeful quarterback threw a game-winning touchdown pass to cap a sparkling performance as the Hogs beat Georgia 31-24.

FLIPFLOPS. Republican Tim Griffin, a candidate for 2nd District Congress, retracted the fulsome praise he gave to the 30 percent national sales tax during the Republican primary while appearing on a wingnut radio show. He's done some homework since, he claims, and decided it's not so hot after all. In other words, reasonable people are now paying attention.

It was a bad week for ...

MIKE HUCKABEE. He compared people with pre-existing medical conditions to burned houses or wrecked cars and scoffed at legislation requiring insurance coverage for them.

JANET HUCKABEE. Speaking of wrecked cars: Her lane change on Interstate 30 was cited by State Police for causing a multi-vehicle wreck. She said she was not at fault and not talking on a cell phone as a witness said and will contest the careless driving ticket.

The PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. The fiscally distressed district purchased $16,000 worth of iPads for school board members, not many months after equipping them with laptop computers.

PULASKI SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER CHARLIE WOOD. He posted a suggested endorsement of his candidacy on a Facebook page as if it had been written by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The anti-union Wood, who could have been expected to be received favorably by the D-G, didn't get the plug.

SALINE COUNTY KIDS. The operator of a court program in Saline County to help abused and neglected kids was arrested for diverting money from the program to run an illegal gambling house.

The ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION. Its vehicles have long outnumbered its workforce, the tally now standing at 658-613 and nobody at the royal fiefdom seems much concerned about it.



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