Today is primary day in Arkansas. That means it is time to wrap up our “Vet The Judge” series. I hope it has been informative as you have decided who to support for White County judge.
As we conclude today, I wanted to share this letter (seen above, emphasis added) with you. It was sent, as you can see, to JudgeLincoln on November 7th of last year. I received a copy because I was the citizen who filed the request for review with the ethics commission.
Now, Judge Lincoln has been on record saying he ‘did nothing wrong’ and after speaking with several in the community, I have realized that, thanks in large part to our prestigious local media, many have been unaware of these charges against the judge.
[Speaking of prestigious media, did you know the Searcy paper has printed 4.5 pre-election stories about Lincoln's opponent's health, but zip, zero, nada stories about his ethics violations? I know, I'm a conspiracy theorist.]
Two important observations to make about the letter:
1. The letter expressly says that Judge Lincoln violated Arkansas law.
2. The letter expressly says that Judge Lincoln signed a letter acknowledging that he broke the law, while also saying in the paper that ‘he did nothing wrong.’ I can only interpret this to mean: Judge Lincoln sees nothing wrong with breaking the law.
Don’t forget to cast your vote today before the polls close at 7:30 p.m. You can find your polling location here.
I contacted KARK’s News Director via email last night, requesting comment on the story we have been reporting on for a week or so regarding the death of a 4-year old & KARK’s use of the tragedy to gain attention to their social media accounts.
The director told me that he was new to town and not yet familiar with The Patriot. Therefore, he would not be comfortable making a comment until next week when he has had a chance to review my site & the story. He asked that I send him a link so he could gather more information. Not unreasonable.
But earlier in the evening, I confirmed with Arkansas Business that they had obtained a statement from the director regarding this story and that there will be a follow-up story on the scandal in an upcoming issue of AB.
So why did the director tell me he wasn’t prepared to make a statement if he had already made one?
Perhaps there is a reasonable explanation. Perhaps AB talked to one of his staffers, and not the director himself. I have sent him another email asking that he clarify.
Hopefully I will have more info soon.
In this week’s episode of Patriot Talk, guest Derek Glover & I discuss the Supreme Court hearings from last week. We also discuss the ramifications for Obama’s campaign if the law is struck down or upheld.
Hope you enjoy:
Articles referenced in this episode:
Jonah Goldberg article: http://bit.ly/HWVM3I
Kennedy quote: http://bit.ly/HWVUQG