Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
In a state run by fringe lunatics, I suppose it's only appropriate that some flake is running for the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Jeff Flake, that is.
The former executive director of the Goldwater Institute (anyone associated with this pain-in-the-ass bad government think tank should be prohibited by law from ever holding public office), became the first to announce he will be a candidate for Sen. Jon Kyl's senate seat. Arizona's Flake seeks to move from House to Senate in 2012.
Flake's only claim to fame has been his incessant whining about earmarks in the federal budget (less than 2% of the federal budget). Now that House Republicans and President Obama have said they will not permit earmarks, Flake will have to find some other gimmick.
Flake said he will continue trying to cut spending, including chopping away at farm subsidies, as well as entitlements, such as Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security and defense. "Those who say we can't cut defense? They're not serious about this deficit. We have to make sure everything is on the table."
Yeah, that's going to make him Mr. Popular with elderly voters and national security Neoconservatives.
Summit Consulting Group, Inc., the political consulting firm that handled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s re-election campaign, recently conducted a poll that included Arpaio – but of course – and surprise, surpise. Guess who came out on top? You gotta love vanity polls.
I have to agree with Tedski on this one. "It was inevitable: they’ve gone and included Joe Arpaio’s name in polling for next year’s Republican Senate Primary." Arpaio Staying Put, In All Likelihood:
Why do we continue to indulge the ego of this jackass?
Okay, new rule, whenever a reporter, pundit or columnist wants to write about Arpaio, think about this:
Everytime you mention Joe Arpaio running for an office that he obviously is not going to run for, God kills a kitten.
We also have our first contender for Jeff Flake's congressional seat. House Speaker Kirk Adams aka Captain Kool-Aid, a true believer in the disproved and discredited faith based supply-side "trickle down" GOP economics, says he is interested in running for Congress. Adams seriously considering Congress run. Because he wants to do to the rest of the country what he has done to Arizona – we're circling the drain.
The Mesa Republican on Monday told the Arizona Guardian that he's been "overwhelmed" by phone calls of supporters asking him to run for what soon will be an open congressional seat.
"Since Sen. (Jon) Kyl's announcement last week, my phone has been exploding. And obviously, representation in the East Valley is very important to me," Adams said. "So, yes, it's something that I'm going to seriously consider."
Lucky for him the state courts eviscerated Arizona's resign-to-run law while bending over backwards to accomodate John Huppenthal last year. He can set up an exploratory committee and even begin collecting petition signatures now that the law has effectively been abrogated. IOKIYAR.