LIMITED ACCESS: Tom Cotton talks with a Rison resident on the campaign trail. He couldn't find time that day for an Arkansas Times reporter who was tagging along.
Talking Points Memo
, the Josh Marshall-led national political website, churned out a little feature today
on a brief item here last week about the refusal of Tom Cotton's communications man David Ray
to allow anyone from the Arkansas Times
to listen in on a conference call about the campaign's media strategy and polling work.
The TPM article describes me as a "liberal in a red state." True.
But the article links to a 2007 article The New Republic did about my similarly ill-fated relationship with Gov. Mike Huckabee,
then a presidential candidate. That article described Huckabee as being "a conservative Republican in a resolutely Democratic state."
Congratulations to Tom Cotton. We met once and had a long chat. Smart guy. Our politics differed, then and now.
Talking Points Memo, by the way, didn't have any more luck talking to David Ray than many other people do.