By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings
From the Arizona Republic, written by Yvonne Wingett Sanchez –
Russell Pearce, the former Republican state Senate president known for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration and controversial remarks about Latinos and women, appears to be violating the Maricopa County’s e-mail policy.
On late Tuesday afternoon, he sent an e-mail from his county treasurer’s account that hits on the enforcement of immigration laws, sanctuary city policies, the ACLU and the media. The e-mail was titled “NO PERMISSION SLIP NEEDED: STATES HAVE INHERENT AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS, ENOUGH OF THE LIES BY THE LEFT AND PROFITS OVER PATRIOTISM CROWD.”
Maricopa County policy defines improper use of e-mail as using it for “illegal, inappropriate, obscene, political, or personal gain purposes.”
He signs off with a description of himself, “Senator Russell Pearce and former President of the Arizona State Senate, former Chief Deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, former Judge, author of: SB1070, Employer Sanctions, Proof of Citizenship to vote, No welfare for illegals, No bail for illegals charged with serious crime, English as the Official Language, No in-state tuition for illegals, etc.”
In most any other state, Pearce would have been fired; in Arizona, he gets less than a slap on the wrist.
For wasting public resources on his private jihad against immigrants.
Laurie Roberts, a columnist for the Republic, has her take here (as it turns out, Pearce is a “well-rounded” winger – he hates public education almost as much as he hates immigrants)