Misdirection, steal, simulate, ditch, switch
Slade Mead, a party-switch hitter, who served a single term in the Arizona senate as a Republican, before transmogrifying into his persona as a very left-leaning Democrat, has written an odd My Turn article in the Arizona Republic. He uses the space to take a scythe to Robert Robb, one of the rare conservative voices in the daily newspaper. What he uses is the old slight of hand trick, to achieve his complex deception.
Alright. Robb actually takes a Libertarian stance on most issues, but that is still a world apart from the skewed Mead posture.
The issue is state budget cuts, which Robb contends in his recent column (Cities, counties outdo state at cost-cutting, Nov. 14,) are not as deep as they could be. Mead goes through a series of contortions in order to provide cover for his old splurging buddy, Janet Napolitano.
Mead could start by addressing this needless expenditure, undertaken during her self-imposed hiring freeze.
It’s good to be Queen.