An interesting tidbit from reporting on Romney’s recent book was sent to me by the AZBlueMeanie from his compound in Pepperland yesterday:
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will face an exceedingly difficult re-election race in Arizona next year, if she chooses to run. But the Democrat-turned-independent may not be sweating it all that much.
According to reporter McKay Coppins’s new book, “Romney: A Reckoning,” Sinema once told Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah that she could “do anything” once she’s out of office and feels that what she’s done in the Senate is “good enough.”
“I don’t care. I can go on any board I want to. I can be a college president. I can do anything,” she told Romney, according to the book. “I saved the Senate filibuster by myself. I saved the Senate by myself. That’s good enough for me.”
Hannah Hurley, a Sinema aide, disputed the characterization of the senator’s remarks as presented in the book.Romney: A Reckoning by McKay Coppins
“Disputed the characterization of the senator’s remarks” is clearly not a simple denial. Sinema definitely said this to Romney.
Sinema’s sheer arrogance in thinking that she ‘saved’ the Senate by preserving the filibuster is gobsmacking but, frankly, not surprising to anyone who has watched her career trajectory. It is also telling that she frames her political choices in such a stunningly self-interested way: she clearly doesn’t care about what results from her choices other than how it affects her future career prospects. One has to wonder if she makes the political choices she does based solely on self interest. I don’t think it unreasonable to conclude so from this bit of intel.
The sooner Arizona is shut of #SingleTermSinema the better. She truly is an independent – not just in that she now identifies as a member of no party – but in that she really represents no one’s interests but those of Krysten Sinema’s at this point.