Free-speaking governor | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Free-speaking governor

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Brummett blogs that it might be better for Gov. Mike Beebe to play some things a little closer to the vest. He references the page-one story in the Democrat-Gazette about Beebe's unscripted comments that he might undo the merger of the Health and Human Services Departments. I'm not so sure it's not a better thing, in this case, to get the idea percolating in public. Everybody in the department has been talking about it for months already. It's the most poorly kept secret in state government that the merger never was about efficiency or money saving. It was about finding a face-saving way to cover mismanagement of the Health Department by Dr. Fay Boozman, a good man with a passion for public health but little talent for managing the agency.

If you haven't read the D-G story, here's a link to copy and paste:

http://www.nwanews.com/story.php?paper=adg§ion=News&storyid=179009


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • TGIF and the news roundup

    Here's your open line, plus the headline/comment roundup.
    • Jul 20, 2018
  • Judge refuses to lift hold on state anti-abortion law

    Federal Judge Kristine Baker today denied the state's attempt to lift her preliminary order stopping enforcement of a state law aimed at putting medicine abortion providers out of business.
    • Jul 20, 2018
  • Study: Democrats less inclined to cheat on spouses

    The Guardian reports on social science research using hacked data from the Ashley Madison adultery website and voter data from five states that concludes Democrats are less inclined to cheat on their spouses than Republicans. Josh Duggar anyone?
    • Jul 20, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017
  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Free Zinn book for Arkansas teachers

    Arkansas teachers! Get your free Howard Zinn book here! Whether Kim Hendren likes it or not.
    • Mar 3, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation