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Saturday, September 2, 2006

Personal attacks

Posted By on Sat, Sep 2, 2006 at 5:22 AM

Brummett is having none of A$a's complaint that Mike attacked him personally last week.

Personal attacks? To speak the simple truth that Asa has proposed waiving minimum school standards? To speak the simple truth that Asa offered himself for Arkansas governor after getting passed over for federal Homeland Security director?

There's nothing remotely personal about either of those statements. One has to do with education policy. The other has to do with Asa's career path.

There's nothing inherently wrong with seeking the governorship as a fallback. Bill Clinton chose the office time and again because president wasn't available. Dale Bumpers chose it twice because nobody would crown him king.

Here's a personal attack: Saying repeatedly that Beebe has no apparent sustaining values or credibility.

Asa's been making that one for months, albeit usually in vicarious fashion, most often through his silly campaign blog run by an old Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial writer and existing to smear Beebe and smarmily misrepresent practically everything that's written about the governor's race.

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