Know-Nothing Ron Drake


DrakeRon Drake has apparently settled upon his campaign slogan in his uphill fight against incumbent Raul Grijalva, "We Can Do Better!"

Just don’t ask Ron how. As of this writing his page on "The Issues!" still says only check back soon.

Wow. I gotta say I’m inspired. It’s clear that what Ron is saying to voters between the very blank lines of his campaign is that "We Can Do Better!" … than Grijalva. You see, Ron’s a Republican whose name is properly WASPish, and his color is really just the man-tan he slathers on weekly. Whereas, this Grijalva fellow, he’s a Democrat, has a funny name many of you surely say wrongly, and he’s not that color by choice.

I think Republican-WASPy-named-man-tanishness as a political platform gives the voters a clear choice between everying Drake stands for and the Democratic-Hispanic-named-natural-melatoniness that Grijalva represents. In a lot of ways, this race encapsulates just about everything that the GOP really stands for in Arizona these days.

The GOP should be proud that they’re standing up to defend our man-tanish values against those who seek to sully the man-tans of the founders of this great state. God bless them.

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Michael founded BlogForArizona as the Howard Dean campaign blog for Arizona in 2003, and has been blogging ever since. Michael is an attorney living in Tucson with his wife Lauren Murata. In 2008, following some health issues and new time constraints, Michael stepped back from regular blogging and began remaking BlogForArizona into a collaborative project. Michael now contributes occasionally to the blog and provides editorial and publishing direction. Also if you want to keep up with the latest Arizona and National political news that Mike finds important, check out the Donkey Feed, which he curates. If you are curious about what books Mike is reading (or planning to read) you can check out his public library feed or his Amazon book wish list.