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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Advantage Beebe

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2006 at 7:46 AM

The timing was exquisitely good for one candidate, bad for another.

Headline: Arkansas colleges cost too much and it's particularly burdensome on poor people. We get an F on a national report card on affordability.

Headline: Mike Beebe, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, proposes a college scholarship program for poor kids not directly tied to high school achievement. He says in a speech at Philander Smith reported in the D-G: "Some people fool around too long. Some people's light bulb doesn't come on as quick as others. Some people don't test well."

And what does A$a!, he of the lobbying and penny stock riches, have to say? He opposes the scholarship plan. There's plenty of federal money available, he says.

Even a dim bulb can score this round.

 

 


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