Told you so. Arkansas Republican budget hawks suddenly aren’t so hawkish when the budget cuts reach programs that serve Arkansas. Naturally, Sen. John “Dr. No” Boozman and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford weighed in with alarm at news of a round of closing of USDA offices in Arkansas to cope with budget cuts.

I think Crawford edged out Boozman for hypocrite-of-the-day award with his cut-thee-not-me quote:


“All of Washington must do more with less. However, with one in 10 proposed closures coming from Arkansas, we cannot sit back and let national bureaucrats harm our state’s rural communities,” he said.