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Friday, April 15, 2011

Secretary of state's Tea Party outreach

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 9:24 AM

ALICE STEWART
  • Log Cabin Democrat
  • ALICE STEWART
Alice Stewart, deputy to Secretary of State Mark Martin, spoke to the Faulkner County Tea Party yesterday. The Log Cabin Democrat reports. (Link corrected.)

She spoke mostly about the recently ended legislative session and praised [Sen. Gilbert] Baker and “the Meeks brothers,” Stephen and David, who were “forces to be reckoned with at the Capitol.”

...Redistricting was accomplished but not without a struggle, she said. The “Fayetteville Finger” would have been a disaster; the Fist is not perfect.

Reapportionment looms, she said.

“It is critical for the Tea Party to have input in how the (state legislative) lines are drawn so your representative has a chance to be re-elected,” Stewart said.

And with a smile she said, “The sooner the lines are drawn the sooner the U-Haul trucks can pull up to the Meeks’ Houses and move them around if needed.”

UPDATE: Candace Martin, spokesman for the Arkansas Democratic Party, notes the quote and comments:

Interesting to see that someone who works for a supposedly "non-partisan" office touting the Tea Party. Also, several of the accomplishments she lists were by the hands of Arkansas Democrats....hello grocery tax cut?

And lovely that she is already muddying the legislative redistricting process by electing Tea Party representatives with this gem of a quote:

“It is critical for the Tea Party to have input in how the (state legislative) lines are drawn so your representative has a chance to be re-elected,” Stewart said.

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