At any rate, I clicked on Drudge this morning and was surprised to learn an Arkansas native, some college aged kid from down around Conway named Kris Allen, won the American Idol last night. The entire state is in a tither. I started to wonder if I was a distant relative.
Most Arkansans who manage to make it to the stage of national recognition tend to embarrass the rest of us Arkansans by either sitting in a tree for a year or becoming a president. For those who weren’t around three years or so ago, you may enjoy an article I wrote about that:
Anyhow, he claims to be a Christian boy. Of course, pretty much everyone in Arkansas claims to be a Christian boy. I must admit I never met to many Arkansas Hindus from Possum Grape.
Yes, if you are wondering, it’s a real place.
Right outside Newport, east of Pleasant Plains.