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Mike Beebe’s future looking bright?

Red Arkansas blog quoted one of my favorite movies. Take a look at the quote above and below is a portion of their recent post. It doesn’t look like Beebe’s future is looking too bright.

Dem-Gaz Layeth The Smackdown Upon Mike Beebe

September 23, 2011


Can anyone recall a time when Governor Mike Beebe was so thoroughly rebuked by the state’s newspaper of record?

Sadly, we missed this bit of stuff by failing to take a look at the opinion section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette yesterday.

Our bad.

The written smackdown finishes strong:

HERE’S THE question that has been fascinating us of late: What th’ heck has happened to the Mike Beebe we used to know and trust? How is it that a governor who did such a good job his first term now finds himself trying to explain away one embarrassment after another?

We’ve been pondering that mystery in light of the Guv’s indulgence of these double-dippers on the state payroll…Why can’t Mike Beebe see the innate contradiction (quite aside from the double expense to the taxpayers) of rehiring the supposedly retired? What’s happened to Mike Beebe? Whatever it is, it ain’t good. Not for him and not for Arkansas.

Governor (and former attorney general!) Beebe used to be so cautious, such a stickler for the law, and so sensitive to public opinion. What’s this new Mike Beebe lacking? The best answer we’ve been able to come up with as of now is: a sense of irony.


If this is not a case for Arkansas Republicans to take over the General Assembly and be a check and balance to Mr. Beebe, then we don’t know what is.

We believe this conversation may have happened in Mr. Beebe’s office:

Beebe Staffer 1: The reason they’s pullin’ our pants down.
Beebe Staffer 2:
Gonna paddle our little behind.
Beebe Staffer 1:
Ain’t gonna paddle it – gonna kick it, real hard.
Beebe Staffer 2:
No, I believe they’s gonna paddle it.
Beebe Staffer 1:
I don’t believe that’s a proper characterization.
Beebe Staffer 2:
Well, that’s how I’d characterize it.
Beebe Staffer 1:
I believe it’s more of a kickin’ sitcheyation.