Getting “ready to rock and roll” over invisible Republicans?
Phoenix Mayor-elect Greg Stanton has named his transition team, which he describes by saying “It’s big, it’s diverse and it’s substantive.” Stanton also says, “My transition team looks like Phoenix.”
Apparently he has forgotten the makeup of the city he will preside over as mayor. Along with the 33.6% Democrats, are 34.8% registered Independents or PNDs, 1.1% Libertarians, a negligible sum (less than 1%) of other assorted proclivities — and, oh, yeah — that pesky 30.2% base of Republicans in the city of Phoenix– the sixth most populated city in the nation.
Republicans are a sizeable slice of Phoenix’s registered voters. They routinely get trampled by unionists and city workers who climb out to vote their self-interests when the traditionally low-voter turnout city elections take place.
Greg Stanton’s oversized 24-member transition team includes self-described “community activists,” along with far-left liberals, Cindy Hensley McCain’s beer distributorship’s CEO, executives of nebulous social service organizations and a few lawyers tossed in for good measure. The daily lists them all here.
And as icing on the cake, Stanton has aligned himself with liberal grande Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, and was on hand for her recent re-election announcement.
Hold onto your hats, folks. When the incoming mayor doesn’t even see us, you can count on the fact that we’re in for a bumpy ride.