Even if you take John Thurston at his word about the purpose of the boat, it's still a pointless and unnecessary waste of money.
When you have a swanky new boat, you need new gear worthy of that watercraft. Plus a bunch of other stuff. Oh, and plenty of flashlights. John Thurston loves him some flashlights.
Why has Land Commissioner John Thurston spent over $30,000 on a fishing boat? For untrained staffers to fish for debris, maybe? That seems legit. (Narrator's voice: It doesn't, in fact, seem legit.)
The Boston Globe has called on all newspapers to take a stand against the President's attacks on the media. Why isn't the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette taking part?
An abysmally low graduation rate and ACT scores should have tipped off legislators that Ecclesia was a weird place to send GIF funds.
Ecclesia College is many things. What they are not is honest about tax exemptions.