by Max Brantley
House Speaker Robbie Wills' latest post recounts a visit by former Gov. and Sen. Dale Bumpers to his office. He writes that he considers Bumpers a hero and tries to emulate him.
One way to do that is to stand up and take tough positions on issues where emotion is trumping reason. Panama Canal anyone?
Here's another one with current relevance -- a partial birth abortion ban. President Bill Clinton vetoed it. Dale Bumpes voted to sustain the veto. Wills voted for such a ban last week.
Just saying. If you want to emulate the man, emulate the man.