Experience. Schmexperience. | Arkansas Blog

Friday, May 29, 2009

Experience. Schmexperience.

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 7:27 PM

I hear a former director of the New York Lottery (along with others with relevant experience) has filed an application to direct the Arkansas Lottery.

Damn dumb Yankee. How could he possibly know how to oil an Arkansas legislator like, say, a former Arkansas legislator who whistled past a graveyard full of legal fatalities while "counseling" an Arkansas university on legal matters?

Now, he might qualify as a No. 2 behind somebody who KNOWS how to oil the legislature, but may not know squat about lotteries. Yes, that's the ticket.

PS -- Yes, I know. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter continues to quietly suggest that someone with experience should be hired to run the lottery. It's a mature industry, after all, with a wealth of employees who know the mechanics and pitfalls. But, hey. What does he know? He merely passed a lottery, single-handedly and overwhelmingly, when not a single other Arkansas politician wanted a thing to do with it. Then.

UPDATE: House Speaker Robbie Wills objects to my skepticism and gets in a few more supportive words for the insiders' Arkansas candidate.

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year?
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Where's the outrage?

    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

    Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments



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