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Unformatted text preview: Tawnie Boyd Article Review An Interview with Sid McMath In March of 2001, at David Pryors Hillcrest Office, Roy Reed interviewed Sid McMath. McMath begins the interview by reminiscing about the General Motors commercials that featured trucks driving through Arkansas mud. He then delves into the movements for and against the co-op. Farmers were for the co- op because they were not being provided electricity. Everybody else, who the private power companies were providing electricity too, however, saw the co-op system as sotic or communistic. Governor McMath was the first governor to attend a co-op meeting because he felt that they would be a factor in the future and he did not particularly care about the political implications of attending the meetings. They accidentally landed their plane in a turkey pasture, however, and had nobody to pick them up and take them to the meeting. So the governor had nobody to pick them up and take them to the meeting....
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