That's a pretty sophisticated and expensive practical joke.This person, who may not even be affiliated with Napolitano's campaign, did not need a set of degrees from MIT to pull this off, or even a BA from ASU. GoDaddy.com will reserve a domain name and set you up for around $25 bucks. After that, setting up a "re-direct" is pretty easy, easier than actually setting up a website. Frankly, the Republicans in this state, who after all keep Nathan Sproul employed, have a lot of nerve accusing Napolitano of "dirty tricks." NB - Patterson compares Napolitano with Richard Nixon. Here's something I don't get. Republicans will tell me that Nixon was a great president and that what he did was no big deal, but then in the next breath tell me that whatever made up scandal they find out about a Democrat makes them "as bad as Nixon." Which is it, guys? Also, Patterson complains that the media "let this slide." I would buy that one if he didn't learn about it from, and link it to, an article on the Arizona Republic's website. CORRECTION: In the original post, I refered to e as the natural logarithm. It is actually the natural base.|W|P|115411744271584097|W|P|Oh, Come On!|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org
To put it simply, Jones is not a forger, but he did lie. Heck of a campaign slogan. The Arizona Democratic Party has a website up detailing their version of events here. I checked it out, and I saw something that just went to show what a tangled web politics here in the Old Pueblo can be. The case that was referenced with regards to the circulator's signature is one called Brousseau v. Fitzgerald. The protagonists in that case were two Democrats running for the State Senate in what was then District 14 on the East Side of Tucson, Pima Community College Boardmember Georgia Brousseau and Jack "The Color TV King" Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had some teenagers walking petitions for him, and had other volunteers who were walking with them sign the back. The court found in that case that the people who signed the backs of the petitions did not "witness" the signatures, and thus the petitions were thrown out. The case is often referenced in petition challenges, and has even been cited in cases in other states. Here is where it gets into Kevin Bacon territory: Brousseau lost the general election that year, but tried to make a political comeback of sorts three years ago by attempting to get appointed to the then-vacant District 29 House seat. She was unsuccessful, losing out to...my brother. Many of you know that I serve on the Tucson Sign Code Committee. I was chairman for a short time before I was ousted and replaced by...Jack Fitzgerald. I tell people I live in the biggest small town in America. NB - Oh, and the seat that Brousseau and Fitzgerald coveted was occupied only two years before by Jim Kolbe, who was running against Rep. Jim McNulty, whose son chairs Gabrielle Giffords's campaign. Both Kolbe and McNulty talked to Patty Weiss that year, no doubt.|W|P|115402137213688517|W|P|Jonesin'|W|Pemail@example.com
Substantial evidence supports the trial court's finding that Jones presented petitions to the Arizona Secretary of State on June 7, 2006, which he signed as the circulator, knowing that he did not obtain the signatures in his presence as required by A.R.S. § 16-321.
We're not saying that Hayworth is anti-Semitic - only that he should choose his heroes more carefully.Then today, E. J. Montini writes a column entitled, guess what, "Should Hayworth Choose His Heroes More Carefully?" And do I get an ounce of credit? No. Anyhow, the interesting thing for me is the comments of J. D. Hayworth's co-author, Joseph J. Eule:
If Henry Ford is off limits on Americanization, Thomas Jefferson must likewise be off limits on liberty because he owned slaves. I hope we haven't reached the point where Thomas Jefferson is no longer welcome in polite society.Eule misunderstands the problem here. The problem wasn't that Ford was being quoted as a buisnessman, or even as a plutocratic union buster. Ford was being praised for his views on "Americanization," a term that Hayworth chooses to associate with Ford's definition of that word. Ford's "Americanization" was closely associated with his anti-semitism; they were in fact, inseparable in his mind. To borrow Eule's metaphor, we can admire Jefferson's stirring words on the liberty and dignity of the individual, but, like Ford's anti-semetic views, his views on slavery are unwelcome in polite society. By the way, instead of apologizing, or even clarifying his views on Ford, Hayworth chose to accuse the writers of the Jewish News article of a political hack job. Typical J. D.|W|P|115388058879364158|W|P|Further Proof of this Blog's Growing Influence on Arizona Politics and, If I May Humbly Say, Western Civilization|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org
Wages are being supressed by "Mexicans." Hmm..notice he doesn't say "undocumented" or "illegal." And worst of all, so he says, Tucson is in store for more "Mexican" congressmen. I'm glad this guy didn't try to file. We didn't need him. This is my trouble with the anti-Immigrant crowd. I hear their arguments about depressed wages, security and higher crime rates; I don't agree with them, but at least it seems to be about policy. But some of them, like this guy, keep talking and eventually it isn't about "illegal aliens," it starts to become about "Mexicans," then it's a short trip to "Mexican-Americans." And then they wonder why people would actually think they are racist.|W|P|115366409553757371|W|P|But Dwight Leister Assures Us He Is Not A Racist|W|Pemail@example.com
It is not just who is the biggest in Arizona but wages being surpressed by MEXICANS is beginning to hit home! Take a look at your southern Arizona Congressman and get a feel for what Tucson is in store for!
Arizona normally holds a presidential preference primary for both parties, where voters go to the polls to cast ballots. But Arizona Democrats did experiment with the more freewheeling caucus approach, where voters gather publicly to debate and choose a candidate, in 1996 when Clinton won.Only one Democratic presidential primary has been held, and only two have been held for the Republicans, who skipped the last contest and have traditionally made their selection at a closed convention. I don't think this adds up to "normally." But aside from that, the process in 1996 was not a "free wheeling caucus," but yet another "Firehouse Primary," where the party printed ballots and voters would vote and walk out. The process being considered here is one that calls for far more participation from regular voters, and will be the most "free-wheeling" we have ever had.|W|P|115350935903887671|W|P|So Which One Is It Where the Pricks Are On The Inside?|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org
It's a suprise - a rabbit out of the hat - and tens of thousands of voters will know who I am.Hmm. Dear readers, any ideas on what this might be?|W|P|115339960446305256|W|P|Hey Rocky...|W|Pemail@example.com
As you will see from the article, I was asked at a news conference months ago to comment on this same issue. As I said at the time, while marriage and parenthood provide me with unique experiences and perspective, this campaign should be waged on the issues, not someone's marital status.To be fair to Munsil, he called the tone of the remarks "deeply disturbing," but then he accompanies this with something to the effect of "by the way...I am married..." Munsil is a smart political operator, so excuse me for being cynical about his motives here. It seems to be disingenuous to condemn Tupper and Harris, then try to make the same point they did.|W|P|115318130490998358|W|P|You Might Well Think That, But I Couldn't Possibly Comment|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org
I am a proud member of the Democratic Party, and I believe it is our party's responsibility to support the will of the Democratic primary voters in Connecticut. I personally look forward to supporting the candidate CT voters elect as the Democratic nominee. Though, as an aside, I must say I find it ironic that Senator Lieberman is now planning a potential run as an independent after he continually questioned my loyalty to the Democratic Party during the 2004 presidential primary.|W|P|115310712718861023|W|P|Wesley Clark on Joe Lieberman|W|Pemail@example.com
That's what happens to you when you try to do something for the people...I just picked up 10 points in name recognition.And...
I'm like a cult hero now...I guess I'll never be able to go to another casino.Um, yeah, being picked out as a problem gambler is a good thing. Republican leaders are pressing the guy to quit. That isn't to say that the Democratic Primary isn't any fun. Lieberman is running a suprisingly inept campaign. If you want proof of this, check out one of his amatuerish ads. Also fun is to check out Lamont's response. If nothing else, you'll see that Lamont's strength in this race is not his, uh, personal charisma.|W|P|115297604406653501|W|P|The Arizonization of National Politics?|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org