Rat nearly won my approval. Then I read his second sentence.
McSally needs more time to measure Trump's character? This is a man who makes headlines every day of the week and they add up to exposing his character for anyone to see, to measure, to judge. But Martha hasn't yet figured him out or more likely hasn't figured out where she needs to stand to come out ahead. Every day she takes makes it that much easier to measure her character, and it doesn't measure up.
Thank you, Tom.
Kirsten Engel's comments demonstrate that one needn't have lived in Arizona forever to understand the state's possibilities, its problems and its politics. As a mom of a public school student she knows the dire straits of our schools and their need for adequate funding As a professional with experience in public and private sectors, she has an understanding of our economy and our state's and our universities' budgets. As an environmental attorney she recognizes and can work to provide solutions to our major environmental issues, particularly our need to conserve water and utilize our solar power. I think she can be a strong presence for LD 10 and southern Arizona in the State House.
Some very imaginative writer has opted to use a handle -- FranklyMydear -- very like my own but her comment above doesn't read like mine.
I disagree with my friend Brad on voting for 123 but agree completely that 'it is a cynical cheap shot' and that the people would benefit from 'deeper pieces on the background of the political and religious right...'. Thanks, Mari, for truth telling. Now keep on digging.
The idea of single terms for officeholders -- it's public service not a career -- sounds good but might not work very well. We would continue to have ongoing governmental machinery at every level; call it bureaucracy if you will. Officeholders would not be in place long enough to master the systems and the unelected officials would become 'deciders' rather than executors of decisions made by our elected representatives. And don't forget ALEC. Many of us deplore its current role in state government. That role would only expand if legislators were less prepared to do their jobs and had but a single term in which to accomplish anything. If we would vote out the folks whose antics in office dismay us and keep those who truly serve the public, we'd be on our way to reasonable and responsible government in Arizona. For starters, how about thanking Senator Yarborough for his service and sending him home to a full time job running a very profitable tuition tax credit enterprise, something he engineered as a legislator and continually seeks to expand through the legislative process. Rather than sending him home, rumor has it he's in line to become President of the Senate next year unless the minority party gains a majority of Senate seats.
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