Why has Shawnna Bolick removed her previous employment with Rick Santorum from her campaign website?

rick santorum sadY u no wanna namecheck me anymore Shawnna?

AZ Representative Dr. Eric Meyer (D-28) sent out a statement calling on his Republican opponent Shawnna Bolick to denounce Russell Pearce for his recent comments extolling forced sterilization of poor women. Pearce had proudly endorsed Bolick, even going so far as to recommend single-shotting her. Bolick responded to Meyer thusly:

bolick press release

Oh, she wants to talk about guilt by association, does she? It’s funny because I was looking at her bio to find that quote about how working with Sen. Rick Santorum was where her “pro-life and Republican values became cemented for life” and, lo and behold, the reference to her employment with him is gone! Here’s what the paragraph that contained the previous Santorum love says now:

Bolick graduated from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a B.A. While she attended college, she was involved with Alpha Phi Omega (national service fraternity), an early morning disc jockey on WERW, and Concert Board. Shawnna moved to the DC area upon graduation from the Maxwell School to complete her Masters coursework from American University. While attending graduate school, Shawnna worked on Capitol Hill. Shawnna also is no stranger to the inner workings of state government. She interned in the New York State Assembly one semester as an undergraduate. After completing her graduate coursework she moved to Austin, TX where she worked for now Texas Governor Rick Perry on his high tech council.

Ouch! Rick Perry gets to stay in the bio but creepy sweater vest Rick who thinks birth control makes the Savior weep gets erased? Interesting. Let’s ponder why Bolick mightn’t want the voters in the general election in LD28 to know that she not only found Rick Santorum tolerable, she actually admired him enough to seek out a job with him. Oh right, because that would tell them literally everything they need to know about her. I mean, ew. Sorry Rick, but Shawnna has to pretend to be not that into you right now in the hopes that she’ll get elected and turn right around and be a reliable vote for the radical Religious Right*.

My suggestion to Eric Meyer campaign is to bring up Bolick’s connection to Rick Santorum at every possible opportunity. I regret not screenshotting her original bio page but, whatever, Bolick was proud to tell Sonoran Alliance she worked for Santorum back during the primary.

Also, don’t vote for that stupid Goldwater Institute Right To Be Bilked Before You Die measure she’s shilling.

*Except she’ll leave your porn and gambling alone, guys.

One response to “Why has Shawnna Bolick removed her previous employment with Rick Santorum from her campaign website?

  1. Lay off the vest, Dude! We need the little zygote in the 2016 debates.