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Sunday, November 20, 2005

A Davis v. Smith matchup in the First?

At least one local weekly paper in the 1st District says that retired FBI Agent Ivian "I.C." Smith is testing the waters for a possible Congressional bid - presumably as a Democrat.

I.C. Smith is the former head of the Little Rock Field District. His memoirs, titled Inside : A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI, apparently is very critical of that other Democrat from Little Rock.
I.C. Smith, agent in charge of the Little Rock office of the FBI from 1995 to 1998, is now an author. His book, “Inside: A top G-man exposes spies, lies and bureaucratic bungling inside the FBI,” relies heavily on Arkansas for lowdown. The dirt:

Bill Clinton was an unprincipled pol with a fast zipper; Ken Starr was a good man but poor prosecutor; local prosecutors such as former U.S. Attorney Paula Casey sometimes threw up obstacles to Smith’s efforts to pursue official corruption in Arkansas, including alleged foot-dragging by her staff on the ultimately fruitful investigation of state Rep. Lloyd George. Hardly anyone comes in for a good word, including former top FBI man Lee Colwell, about whom Smith intimates darkly in recounting the Criminal Justice Institute that Colwell established at the UA with the involvement of such characters as Neal Turner, the former aide to Jim Guy Tucker who turned federal witness on another matter to avoid prosecution, and Nick Wilson, the felonious former senator.
Smith lives in retirement in Virginia.
Sorry for the name typo. Too much going on this morning.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shawn O'Donnell, a progressive Democrat from Fredericksburg is already running. Check him out on RaisingKaine

"Shawn O'Donnell for Congress" email:
snail mail: P.O. Box 5447 Fredericksburg, VA 22403
phone: 540.207.3550.

After the holidays be sure to check out

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