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View Diary: Rove's Office, a dead Arkansas AUSA and Bud Cummins (129 comments)

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  •  Partially disagree about the HRC (6+ / 0-)

    angle, imo that was just icing. Hillary hasn’t lived in Arkansas for 20 years, rarely visits (before this campaign), and has few roots there. That horse has been kicked dead.

    If they stumbled on something they’d use it, no doubt, but there was much more to this than Hillary. Cummins was engaged in the investigation of the Missouri governor, to start. Further, Griffin could be counted on to assist in corruption of the Arkansas elections. The Republicans now have a huge problem in Arkansas, it is almost entirely blue (that is if you consider Lincoln and Pryor Democrats, but I digress). There is a senate race on the horizon which will go to a Democrat if the votes are cast and counted; the situation is almost an emergency.

    Also, the outgoing Governor Huckabee was as corrupt as they make them. It was possible that a real tried an true hack would be needed to prevent referral to an outside AG. Cummins has political aspirations, and if Huckabee’s shit started to stink him, he’d save himself, (as we’ve seen elsewhere). Fortunately, for the Huckster, everyone fell into place; no one will ever know what a lying crook he is, but no one knew it at the time.

    No, it wasn’t Hillary, that’s spin. It also doesn’t help to get to the truth of what they were (are) really up to.

    •  I was just speculatin' (3+ / 0-)
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      peace voter, citizen92, protectedmode

      with the first 3 guesses that came to me. Thanks for your much better informed speculation. My point was mostly that Cherry could have got the plum to keep her silent about what had already happened, rather than to pay her for informing. Griffin should be doing time already.

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