GOP candidate: Get shots for SE Ark. | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GOP candidate: Get shots for SE Ark.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM

A blog reader notes a comment by Republican senatorial candidate Curtis Coleman before a Benton County audience, as reported in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

“You go from here to southeast Arkansas, and you might as well get a visa and shots because I’m telling you the world changes,” he said, talking about the differences across the state.

Reader asks: "What disease do you need shots for to go to Southeast Arkansas?"

Coleman follows in the footsteps of his friend and mentor Mike Huckabee, who has a well-known penchant for exaggeration.

On the jump, State Democratic Party news release capitalizes on Coleman's shoe chomp.


Curtis Coleman is considering running for U.S. Senator, a state-wide position that serves all Arkansans from all 75 counties, regardless of area code, zip code or region.  His statement last night shows he is not ready to take on the role of senator and may need to take a course on Arkansas history and geography.

Speaking at a meeting Tuesday night in Benton County, Coleman was quoted in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "You go from here to southeast Arkansas, and you might as well get a visa and shots..."  What country is Mr. Coleman living in?  It appears that Mr. Coleman needs a lesson in civics, geography and possibly in manners.  Inferring that one part of our state is a disease-ridden foreign country is not only incorrect, but also insulting.  Mr. Coleman owes the people of southeast Arkansas an apology.

Arkansas has a leader in Washington, in U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, who represents the interests of all Arkansans from all corners of the state, and rather than pit one against the other she works hard to improve their lives.  For over a decade Senator Lincoln has served the people of Arkansas well and will continue to do so.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Central High at 60: Seize the day mayor. Stand up for LR schools.

    The conversion of a national debate on race is an apt commentary for the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock school crisis and the city's effort to sell it as an occasion to laud progress. Progress would be someone talking about the elephant in the room — the white establishment's takeover of the majority black Little Rock School District.
    • Sep 25, 2017
  • Mike Beebe weighs in on preserving his private option plan

    Former Gov. Mike Beebe urges Arkansans to call senators to defeat the Graham-Calssidy health bill, which he says would be devastating to the Arkansas economy and the hundreds of thousands of people helped by the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.
    • Sep 25, 2017
  • Obamacare wrecking crew has new legislative wrinkles

    Backers of the Graham-Cassidy legislation to repeal Obamacare are madly trying to amend the bill to win over enough Republican senators for passage. It makes it even worse, if by worse you mean reduces health coverage for Americans.
    • Sep 25, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017
  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016

Most Shared

  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation