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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 5:11 PM

That headline is a Brummett coinage, used in context of a blog item our careful readers noted before I did on Mike Beebe's use of the Governor's Mansion expense account for his personal groceries. I've griped about this in passing a couple of times. This wasn't gubernatorial practice until Mike Huckabee came along. Beebe's paid apologists say it's permissible by statute. I say the Constitution raises a whole set of questions about the expense "reimbursements" and other emoluments our elected officials have begun larding on themselves in ever greater amount. I think elected officials should pay for their own grub just because it looks better, law and constitution notwithstanding. But I suspect I couldn't enlist much of an army in support of this proposition. Most people figure they'd take the freebies if they could get them, too. See our legislature in action.

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