The new GOP leadership | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The new GOP leadership

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 1:16 PM

The Political Animals Club heard from the three newly elected Republican statewide officers. Mark Darr, Mark Martin and John Thurston talked at the Governors Mansion. Somebody said Larry, Moe and Curly, but that's unkind.

From Roby Brock's Twitters, I gather:

* Mark Martin, soon to be secretary of state, says there's little room for partisanship in his redistricting duties (unless it's protecting Republican interests, of course.)

* Rising Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, the pizza magnate, says he's going to talk some law with Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on his irrelevant and loser of an idea to sue over the health care law, already challenged all over the place. Darr also says spending $300,000 to put the state budget on-line would save that much through "transparency." I'm not sure I get the correlation, but I'm all for putting everything on-line, particularly the expense account spending of all constitutional officers and their employees. Particularly Mark Martin.

* John Thurston. At last report, the church security guard had not been heard from on his plans for the land commissioner's office.

UPDATE: Roby Brock rounds up the remarks, including Thurston's mild remarks about the existing staff and current Land Commissioner Mark Wilcox's "professionalism." That's a little too nice for two-truck Wilcox.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Free Zinn book for Arkansas teachers

    Arkansas teachers! Get your free Howard Zinn book here! Whether Kim Hendren likes it or not.
    • Mar 3, 2017
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



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