Benton County is Republicanland, which means good government, careful husbanding of pennies and no special favors. Right?

Uh huh.

The Iconoclast is on the county’s butt for an audit reporting multiple instances of no-bid contracts by county government, including to pay a contractor hired to pave a road to a Walton-backed kids’ summer camp. You can bet the Waltons don’t run THEIR business this way. But, hey, this is just taxpayers’ money.