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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't let the doorknob hit you

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 6:41 AM

More fine reporting in the Democrat-Gazette today on the saga of the former Republican legislator/grifter from Massachusetts who drops into Arkansas sporadically to pick up a $150,000 paycheck and monumental travel reimbursements for allegedly running the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System.

He offered to resign, story says. He doubled the pay of the person who passed on his bogus expenses to fly around the country to his real homes.

What's the wait? Resign, sucker. And take the trustees who are excusing this behavior -- and doing some high-powered traveling themselves -- along with you to Masssachusetts.

A man who's done what he's done simply has not earned public trust. (And the story notes, surprise, his Massachusetts record isn't so hot.)

Maybe he and Sarah Palin can get in business together somewhere. Preferably far from Arkansas. Kudos to Jimmy Jeffress for talking sense. Wouldn't you know that Brotherhood leader and lame-duck senator Jack Critcher is defending the boodler.

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