Gubernatorial candidate Phil Gordon steps up his 2010 campaign

As the ninth floor beckons all schemes are on the table

Using an unrelated trip to Washington, D.C., Phoenix’s Sanctuary City Mayor Phil Gordon, threw a combustible brew onto his on-going feud with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio saying he intends to invite the national media to the Valley to monitor the sheriff’s neighborhood crime suppression sweeps.

“He (Arpaio) has become the false messiah,” the daily quoted Gordon. The missing words were: I’m the true messiah. Worship me instead.

Gordon, the subject of a citizen recall, said he intends to call a news conference at the D.C. National Press Club in September, uniquely timed to coincide with the heart of the election cycle.

Arpaio’s wry wit came through in his response that Gordon “just wants to get some press because if he takes me on, he gets his name in the paper.”

Gordon is uncharacteristically walking a fine line within the Hispanic community, which he has long courted, after the city changed its policy to allow asking immigration status of suspected illegals who have been detained.

KJZZ, the NPR affiliate, has this radio brief detailing the Latino anger toward Gordon.

11 Responses to Gubernatorial candidate Phil Gordon steps up his 2010 campaign

  1. Maggie says:

    Great going! Seeing Red nailed this egomanical fool!! Get a recall petition, folks!

  2. Ray says:

    To get back on a good footing with the Hispanic community, he appointed a new chief of staff, Ruth Osuna. He can’t afford to alienate his adoring throng since he needs their votes to get him elected governor.

  3. Gimlet says:

    Phil Gordon is trying to be Gavin Newsom, the absurd, liberal mayor of San Francisco. Why do you think the AZ Republic ran two consecutive articles about how he’s ditched his sloppy image and is now a hottie? If Phil Gordon is “hot,” it’s only because some editor, worried about job security at the failing AZ Republic, is hoping this will be remembered as a quid pro quo for a communications director job with Philly.

  4. SherriAZ says:

    This fool as Governor? Not if we can get him recalled first! Get those petitions signed and kick his butt out of office.

  5. RA says:

    Like any other turkey, “Mr. Phil for Guv” just won’t fly.

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