by Max Brantley
Some Republicans grumbled when Ron Fuller, a former Republican legislator and a former campaign finance chief for Republican Mike Huckabee, turned up as a vigorous supporter of Mike Beebe's candidacy in 2006.
Yo, Ron, you done with that back scratcher? Beebe reappointed Fuller today to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Mickey Powell of Batesville was named chair of the board, which has become an important player in the dampening of formerly bone-dry areas with a profusion of restaurants with drink permits issued in the name of economic development.
Another old Beebe pal, Dr. Ruth Hawkins, got a slot on the state History Commission.