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Friday, November 7, 2008

Snyder v. Greenberg

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Thanks to David Kinkade at The Arkansas Project, again, for a link to an article in a "libertarianish" magazine about Republican state Rep. Dan Greenberg's fight against $11,000 in funding for the state board that registers interior designers. Arkansas's penchant for protectionist licensing boards is old news around here. See David Koon's recent article on the Catch-22 work of the Contractors Licensing Board. And of course we're familiar, too, with Greenberg's affinity for publicity stunts. (Example: Wasting legislative time on a statute prohibiting the naming of public facilities after living people. We don't like the practice either. But we figure it says more about the people who engage in it and the legislature has better things to do. Like an ethics code, something that Greenberg once did a lot more talking than doing about.)

Kinkade, a brilliant political mind, made a rare misstep here. He missed mentioning the money portion of the article. We somehow doubt the author dreamed this reference up on her own. She wrote, in summarizing Greenberg's picayunish war on the interior design industry:

Perhaps this is just the warm-up for a chance to be persnickety on a bigger stage: There's a chance that a seat will open up in the House of Representatives next cycle. The current occupant of Arkansas' 2nd district seat, 61-year-old Democrat Vic Snyder, will soon be the proud father of newborn triplets. Wonder if he needs any help decorating the nursery?

U.S. Rep. Greenberg? Thoughts?

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