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Followups for Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Kurrus firing

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SURPRISED? Maybe the Waltons were surprised at Baker Kurrus' firing, as Gov. Asa Hutchinson claims, but I bet they weren't unhappy about it. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • SURPRISED? Maybe the Waltons were surprised at Baker Kurrus' firing, as Gov. Asa Hutchinson claims, but I bet they weren't unhappy about it.

I have some followup questions for those taking dictation from Gov. Asa Hutchinson on the firing of Baker Kurrus as Little Rock school superintendent.

When he says the Waltons were "surprised," ask him:

* Why? Because they are accustomed to  courtesy advance notification of major education decisions?

* OK, they were surprised. But they were happy, right?  Because, clearly, you did talk to them to learn of their "surprise."

Skeptical observation: At roughly 6:15 p.m. last Monday, the irascible liberal writer of a blog for a trashy throwaway tabloid in Little Rock knew not only that Kurrus had been fired, but that he'd be succeeded by the current superintendent in Bentonville, the royal seat of the House of Walton. And nobody in the empire knew?

Whatever. The Walton agenda and Kurrus' refusal to comply slavishly cost him his job. You can take that to the nearest Arvest branch. Though I kindly wish you wouldn't. Take money there, that is.

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