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Friday, December 1, 2017

A Huckabee in the Senate? No, not him.

Posted By on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 7:30 AM

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Sen. Tom Cotton hasn't left for the CIA yet — and may never. But that didn't stop lots of speculation about who might take his vacated Senate seat in the long or short term. Best names dropped yesterday:

* The zany Washington Examiner floated Donald Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And, man, what a reference they dug up:

“I would support Sarah in a New York minute!” former U.S. Rep. Tommy Robinson, an Arkansas Democrat turned Republican, told the Washington Examiner.
But wait. It gets better.

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* Speaking of zany and right-wing, get a load of a Twitter entry from John Gizzi of Newsmax:

Hottest rumor is a way Gov. Hutchinson of Arkansas could avoid upsetting some office-holders' egos should Sen. Tom Cotton be named CIA director: the appointment of former First Lady Janet Huckabee, wife of @GovMikeHuckabee and mother of @PressSec, to Senate.

Residency, personality, political rivalries and other complications suggest these ideas should be dismissed out of hand. But, go ahead, have a chuckle. As yet, nobody has nominated the male Huckabee for the slot.

Whatever happens by interim appointment or special election couldn't be much worse than the status quo, not even the hungry cager, Tim Griffin. It is also interesting to contemplate whether Mike Beebe's crossover popularity would endure on an election ballot in post-Trump Arkansas, could he be coaxed away from the Searcy Country Club.

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