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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

There are none so brilliant ...

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 9:04 PM

... as those who quote us.

Such as The Leader, Garrick Feldman's spunky paper up in North Pulaski, where editorials by our friend Ernest Dumas this week include:

The similarities between Mike Huckabee and Mike Beebe, despite Huckabee's obligatory support of the champion of watering down Huckabee's school standards, Asa Hutchinson.

The immigration raid on the Men's Grill at the Country Club of Little Rock, which has crammed the inadequate County Jail, badly in need of room for real criminals, with dangerous waiters and lawn mowers. Moral:

Last year, the arrest of 199 illegal immigrant workers at the Petit Jean poultry plant at Arkadelphia, separating 30 children from their parents, gave people in that community a new perspective on the immigration issue. Gov. Huckabee denounced the raid. Unless our knowledge of the locker room and the men’s grill at the LRCC is badly amiss, there have been many maledictions there about illegal aliens soaking up their taxes.

In a way, the LRCC raid is a microcosm of this burning issue. It is the business class that has reaped the rewards of the vast influx of hard-working people who have poured across our borders looking for low-wage jobs. It may take a few more bucks now to get the tables bused and the fairways manicured at the CC.

Huckabee monuments, and Huckabee's willingness to have his political appointees name things -- two nature centers, a building at the blind school and a lake -- for him and family. It's unprecendented in-office veneration among Arkansas governors. Even Faubus claimed only a paltry single edifice. 

Good manners and good taste change, we guess, but we liked it when statesmen exercised modesty and diffidence and let the judgment of history pass on their worthiness for memorials and monuments.


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