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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Saturday's open line, plus some political notes

Posted By on Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 4:50 PM

click to enlarge ARKANSAS DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP
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The Saturday open line, with some political odds and ends:

* The photo at top is the Democratic Party Leadership elected Saturday, including (far right) Michael John Gray, re-elected party chair over two challengers. He's joined by Debi Council, John Unger, Teresa Gallegos, Dean Flanagan and Nicole Hart.

* I don't have a photo, sorry to say, but Ryan Zinke, the scandal-enmeshed Interior secretary, apparently wouldn't quit until he'd held his Christmas party with lobbyists and posed for photos wearing a Santa hat alongside a stuffed polar bear. Class act. He's going to be succeeded by a carbon industry lobbyist.

* A gathering of a dozen or so people waving Trump and Confederate emblems assembled at the state Capitol today. I chose not to inquire further. Will save my annual visit to the Winter Solstice display until another day. Happy holidays y'all.

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