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Friday, July 30, 2010

GOP making money off W. Memphis shootings

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:18 PM

NEALS TRUCK: After shooout
  • NEAL'S TRUCK: After shooout

First things first. Wildlife Officer Michael Neal is a hero. He slammed his truck into a pair of cop-killing renegades, beginning the end of the West Memphis shootouts two months ago.

But read on. Does it strike anybody else as just a little bit opportunistic to grab onto Neal's shirttail for a Republican Party fund-raiser so soon after the fact? He'll be honored at a dinner tonight in Brinkley. Proceeds will raise money for Republican candidates for state legislature and county judge.

Understand, state employees are free to participate in political fund-raisers off-duty. (But they probably shouldn't use state trucks to drive to such events.)

What do you think?

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