Some of the remaining readers of the far left daily newspaper have questioned the rationale for the endorsement of a Republican for governor of Arizona
A Republican, you say?
To respond to their dismay, the newspaper hauled out the opinions editor Robert Ledger to engage in a Q & A on this gut-wrenching topic causing more than a bit of angst among the liberals who still shell out too much for a daily infusion of leftist bias.
Taking time away from the relentless promotion of same-sex marriage and amnesty for America’s illegal invaders, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) sends out its call for reshaping the state via its endorsements
It’s been a difficult dry period for liberals. All state offices and the majority of the 90 members of the state legislature are Republicans. The Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Corporation Commissioners were entrusted to Republicans by the voters of the state of Arizona. Maricopa County, the fourth most populous county in the United States, also boasts a lineup of Republican elected officials.
Now like the answer to a prayer of Biblical proportions, all of the statewide offices are up for grabs. The editorial board is in a state of disbelief that such monumental good fortune is playing out before their very eyes. In response, they have endorsed Democrat retread Samuel Pearson “Terry” Goddard, III for Secretary of State —- an inconsequential post that has frequently been a direct ascension route to the governor’s office.
Felecia Rotellini, another liberal, is the newspaper’s pick for Attorney General. The Treasurer’s Office was won by default by the Republican, since Democrats —- self acknowledged bad money managers —- didn’t bother to field a candidate in that race. In the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, the daily pushes Common Core proponent, David Garcia and they advise “splitting the ticket” for the two vacant seats on the Corporation Commission.
In congressional races with challengers, the newspaper endorses the marginal Ann Kirkpatrick (Dem. CD-1), and fawns over openly bisexual self-proclaimed atheist and radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema (Dem. CD-9), calling her “a force of nature.” Hispanic Republican Gabby Saucedo Mercer, (CD-3) a splendid choice to take out extremist Raul Grijalva, goes unmentioned.
The editorial board recommends Republican Air Force Col. Martha McSally (ret.) over incumbent Democrat Rep. Ron Barber in CD-2. The newspaper compliments her “impressive grasp of foreign policy.”
So the daily’s support of Doug Ducey?
It’s a no-brainer. Democrat Fred Duval is so problematic even the far left Arizona Republic realizes his potential to be a drag on the rest of the ticket. Besides, Ducey carries enough McEstablishment endorsers to make him palatable.