by Max Brantley
UCA students join Sen. Gilbert Baker with election signage. Theirs isn't aimed at his re-election obviously, but aimed at reminding voters of the special favors Baker enjoyed when buddyship, such as special housing for his kid, was in style at UCA.
Does Gilbert look like he's lost a few pounds. We hear he's acting like his nerves are a little frayed by Joe White's vigorous opposition. He snapped at a Conway politician last week for joining other Democrats, including Gov. Mike Beebe, in an endorsement mailer for White. Baker reportedly referred to them all as a "den of thieves." Should Baker prevail, I predict at least one other person will remember the remark. And he holds a veto pen.