We hear a new name is circulating in Republican circles as a possible candidate to challenge current AZ GOP chair, Randy Pullen.
Ready for some clues?
He is a onetime power-player who bakes a mean chocolate dessert known as “Governor’s Cake.”
Aides once suggested he dye his pale blond eyebrows. He didn’t.
A former pilot, he had credibility when he said he witnessed UFO’s in the Arizona sky.
During their college years, he rescued Bill Clinton from a near drowning and was rewarded with a presidential pardon decades later.
Of course, it’s former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington.
But the office of State GOP Chairman might be too big a leap for the onetime state leader. He ran for District Chairman in his home legislative district a couple of years ago, and was clobbered by a retired IBM engineer and political dynamo.
Add Symington’s name to the continually vacillating list of state chair wannabes. If he enters the fray, the rumor of interest in the position by Jay Heiler, Symington’s former chief-of-staff, would no doubt be laid to rest. However, both men have a major hurdle to overcome: Neither was elected as a state committeeman, rendering them ineligible to run for state chair. Hi-jinks and shenanigans might be in the works to subvert the rules. Watch and listen. The GOP state meeting will be held January 24, 2009.
And look for a woman or two to hop onboard the state leadership train.