by Max Brantley
A$a Hutchinson, tough-talking former prosecutor, is a new resident of Pulaski County. Is he talking tough on criminals here, or does he prefer to cut them loose to burgle again rather than pay what it takes to operate a jail. Here's the lead from his daily campaign e-mail, which sounds a lot like someone trying to have it both ways:
Vote In Pulaski County: Don’t forget to vote Tuesday on new tax increase to pay for jail expansion. County officials say they need the bed space, but ADG editorial page accuses county management of wasteful spending, such as diverting money from jails to trolleys and a biking bridge downtown. Wherever you come down, do you your duty and vote tomorrow!
How will you vote A$a!? With the DOG or with law enforcement?