No wonder he often wears sunglasses indoors. They conceal his lyin’ eyes.
Mary Jo Pitzl, lead legislative reporter for the daily newspaper confirms what we have been saying for several weeks: Tony Bouie, running for a District 6 seat in the state House of Representatives, is a lifelong Democrat who opportunistically switched his party to run in the Republican stronghold.
Pitzl writes: Legislative candidate Tony Bouie lied when he said he had been registered as a Republican while playing for the NFL in Florida.
Most egregious, the switch occurred a mere five days prior to submitting his filing documents marking his intent to run for the legislative seat as a Republican.
In fact, the deception was on such a grand scale that he lied to the editorial board of the Arizona Republic and to The Capitol Times. He obviously thought he had perfected his two-step, but the informed people of the district, smelling a rat, were not to be snookered.
Bouie should do the honorable thing and withdraw his candidacy. And although we appreciate the validation of our assertions by Ms. Pitzl, we look forward to seeing this information revealed in a bona fide news story, rather than only on the blog site which is not as widely read. The perpetuation of this sham potentially affects thousands* of residents in District 6. The story deserves their attention.
* As of August 8, 2008, the total number of registered voters in District 6 was 117,193. This includes 50,173 Republicans; 26, 012 Party Not Designated and 8,324 registered Independents, all of whom can pull a GOP ballot. Democrats, who should be able to vote for their fellow party member Tony Bouie, number 31,578, are unable to vote in the Republican primary. There are Green, Libertarian, and other party designations reflected in the total count.