Feel like you're drowning in year-end best-of and worst-of lists? Well, here's one more to add to the mire. In addition to yesterday's offering of the year's best and worst
, today columnist/blogger John Brummett
offers the year in ups and downs
. Among those that are up: Gov. Mike Beebe, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and Senator Gilbert Baker. On the downside: former UCA president Lu Hardin, who left the university amidst controversy and Sen. Blanche Lincoln who faces what is likely to be a tough re-election campaign in 2010.