It was inevitable, today's news in the Democrat-Gazette that Mike Beebe would tap his old Senate buddy Shane Broadway to continue as the permanent director of the state Higher Education Department. Broadway is a nice guy and an adept politician with a bachelor's degree (from Beebe's alma mater) at an agency more typically led by someone with higher academic credentials.
It reminds me when my hometown college hired the football coach to be its president. OK, he did have a mail-order doctorate of some sort. But he was mostly just a good football coach. Also one helluva politician. He was generally viewed as a very successful president.