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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dissing Paine UPDATE

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Rough sledding today for Thomas Paine. Rep. Lindsley Smith's legislation to add Paine to a list of great Americans commemorated annually in Arkansas failed to get a second on Sen. Steve Bryles' do-pass motion in State Agencies today.

Lots of resistance. Sen. Bill Pritchard said he didn't think Paine worthy of adding to a list that includes the likes of Jefferson Davis. (Bet he'd vote for David O. Dodd, though, and I bet the DOG editorialist would bark approvingly, too.)

This committee is a graveyard for common sense. Bobby Glover, Kim Hendren, Gilbert Baker, Steve Faris, Ed Wilkinson and Randy Laverty join Bryles and Pritchard.

UPDATE: Brummett harrumphs.

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