Napolitano selections for Maricopa County Superior Court bench predictable
There is a common denominator that jumps out, even to the most casual observer, in the recent judicial appointments made by Gov. Napolitano. The true measure of merit in the merit selection process is obviously being a registered Democrat.
Eight longtime superior court judges have recently retired. There was a mix of party affiliations among them. Napolitano has so far filled six of those vacant positions with — you guessed it! DEMOCRATS! On the exceedingly rare occasion a Republican meets with Napolitano’s favor, it’s a sure bet that candidate has exhibited squishy tendencies.
When the list of nominees is announced, the party affiliations are indicated beside each name.Those affiliations mysteriously disappear when the judges are named, since the appointment process inexplicably renders them politically neutered. The bright and shiny new Democrat trial court judges are: Dawn Bergin, Dean Fink, Hugh E. Hegyi, Samuel Myers and Randall Warner.
Merit selection proponents claim this system is flawless and worthy of citizen trust. The facts speak for themselves.
It’s enough to have us Seeing Red AZ.