Some questions for The Huckster -- UPDATED | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Some questions for The Huckster -- UPDATED

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 5:53 AM

Brummett wonders how in the world Gov. Mike Huckabee can campaign for A$a Hutchinson, in that A$a opposes so much of the worthwhile things Huckabee stood for. Excerpt:

1. Governor, you are supporting as your successor the candidate who says we need to keep open that tiny high school at a place called Paron. That's the school closing ordered by the Bryant School Board that you and your Education Board approved on the basis that we dare not retreat on imposing course standards. Why do you now abandon lofty educational principles to support this fellow with whom you so fundamentally disagree?

2. This candidate you're supporting says we need to keep open tiny rural schools in general, regardless of whether they teach all the classes they're supposedly required to teach. But you were the one who went to the Legislature to declare nobly and bravely that high schools simply had to be put together all across Arkansas. You said it was to achieve economies of scale to provide better and equalized instruction, facilities and materials. Again, I ask: Why Asa's fortunes over our children's?

3. Is the aforementioned merely a matter of your personal political expediency? Do you calculate that it would hurt your chances in the Republican presidential race if you failed to support your party's nominee to succeed you as governor at home, no matter how hollow the exercise?

UPDATE: The Club for Growth blog draws a snicker from the Brummett column.


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