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Saturday, September 9, 2006

The Mike and Bill show

Posted By on Sat, Sep 9, 2006 at 6:17 AM

Brummett took in the event and noted the presence of top members of the Huckabee administration from DF&A, while developing a theme that Democrats make government work while Republicans spend most of their time dividing people.

I suppose that was why Mike Huckabee's budget experts were in the long line for frog legs. Richard Weiss, director of the Finance and Administration Department, was there with his two chief deputies, Tim Leathers and Mike Stormes.

Yes, perhaps they're picking a winner, which says quite a bit in itself. But maybe it's also true that they spent years working on state budgets with Beebe, and respect him.

I'm wondering how Asa Hutchinson's spin agents might attempt to dismiss this support for Beebe from the primary governmental technicians of the Huckabee administration. They can't call them tax-raisers without implicating their party's incumbent governor. They could say that of course state government's career bureaucrats favor Mr. Insider, meaning Beebe, while the regular people (or maybe one in three, according to polls) embrace Asa. It's better than nothing.


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