by Max Brantley
1) It is terrible to have friends from out of town so close -- but still so far -- from tomato season.
2) I am amused by how the Cecile Bledsoe campaign machinery has stirred up so much noise, even at the national level, on how wobbly Third District GOP primary leader Steve Womack is supposed to be on core conservative issues. Steve Womack, liberal? It is to laugh. And if support for Mike Beebe is a marker, it's going to be interesting to see how many Arkansas Republicans joined former GOP national committeeman and twice gubernatorial nominee Sheffield Nelson down at Jerry Jones' Dallas Mansion last Friday for a Beebe fund-raiser. Sheffield Nelson, RINO?
Now over to you.