Russell Pearce misuses county resources: gets “admonished”


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)

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  1. We aren’t “putting up” with him; he has a patronage job with Maricopa County. If we are putting up with anybody, it’s his patrons/allies.

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