In case you hadn't noticed, this week's print edition of the Times includes commentary from Clint Reed, executive director of the Arkansas Republican Party, on the Beebe campaign. He's not complimentary.
We provided the space -- as we have on several occasions to Republican officials when columnists were on vacation -- after Clint asked about submitting a guest column. He apparently doesn't labor under the non-cooperation rule issued to public employees by Gov. Huckabee (who, in happier days, has himself appeared in the Times as a guest columnist).
Legitimate or illegitimate newspaper? You decide.