A hale and hearty welcome to the “newcomer” in the PHX Mayor race

Per yesterday’s Republic: Former Councilman Greg Stanton is headed to a fall showdown against newcomer Wes Gullett in a runoff election that will determine the next mayor of Phoenix. Newcomer? Oh, okay. This guy: Gullett has extensive experience in government. He was Chief of Staff for Arizona Governor Fife Symington from July 1993 to April […]

Biggest loser in the Phx Mayor primary?

Probably Chuck Coughlin. Turns out the Governor Brewer endorsement didn’t matter that much in Phoenix. On to the general. I have some thoughts on that I hope to share tomorrow. Congratulations to Greg Stanton for a great first place finish.

Charming email I just got from the AZ GOP

Nope, nothing offensive about this at all.

The sexism that really sucks

I was working on a project today that required me to research powerfully influential Arizona Republicans. It led me to the website of HighGround, the public affairs and political consulting outfit led by Chuck Coughlin, who is known as Governor Jan Brewer’s “brain”. HighGround has a blog that they update from time to time and […]

Goldwater Institute “impact on liberty” legislative report card ignores women’s and LGBT rights, shockingly.

Yes, of course. Engaged citizens make for good governments. That’s the central idea behind the ninth annual Goldwater Institute Legislative Report Card, which takes into account 375 votes during the first session of Arizona’s fiftieth legislature. The result is a citizen-friendly tool for evaluating legislators’ votes against a simple, important standard: their impact on liberty. […]

Brewer book co-writer: “Single Women as a Threat to Freedom”

EDIT: Oops, sorry, the book is called Scorpions for Breakfast. Howie Fischer reported that Governor Brewer claimed that President Obama’s recent moves on immigration may cause a delay in the completion of her much-awaited memoir, Breakfast with Scorpions. Hagiography writin’ and governorin’ are hard, as it turns out. What caught my eye about Howie’s piece […]

An attempt to circumvent the Free Press, with a massive dose of projection.

Today’s AZ Capitol Times reported that the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) is considering a requirement that all contacts between employees of the mapping firm (Strategic Telemetry) and the press (including bloggers) be tracked and logged. I don’t put myself on the same plane as a straight journalist. As a blogger, I’m more interested in […]

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