FLYING HIGH: In Independence County, the judge honors the Confederacy and joins the Republican Party.
The Arkansas Republican Party
has announced that Robert Griffin
, the Independence County judge, has jumped from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
I'd say an early signal of this development was his recent engineering of restoration
of a Confederate flag
on a flagpole on the courthouse lawn, a move that enjoys full Quorum Court support.
He will seek a fourth term as a Republican,.
The party issued a news release quoting a variety of public officials as saying Griffin moved to a party that better represents Arkansas "values."