"I noticed a thread among the articles [in last Sunday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette]. The chief people lying about the effect of the gas tax, in addition to gas producers, were a Republican legislator, Rep. Aaron Burkes, and a former Republican congressman, Asa Hutchinson, from Republican Northwest Arkansas. The most profligate spending on football coaches? It was in Republican hotbeds where they scream endlessly about taxes and wasteful government spending. Also, two of the Top 10 legislative-expense hounds happened to be tax-fighting Republicans, Rep. Daryl Pace of
-- Max Brantley, "Super Sunday,"