GOP State Chairman Q and A
Question: If you’re running for chairman of the Arizona Republican party, what is the one gift you hope you never receive?
Answer: A rousing endorsement from the left-leaning Arizona Republic.
Lisa James, again challenging current chairman Randy Pullen, was the recipient of the daily’s warm smooch today. They like her close ties to John McCain, Nathan Sproul and the exploitive, cheap labor business profiteers involved with Wake-Up Arizona!
The newspaper accuses Pullen of “failing to expand the base,” an allegation, while untrue, begs the question: Why would this liberal publication care?
The editorial also rebukes his steadfast defense of border security, which the open-borders proponents call “hard-core.” The Republic is solidly in the pro-amnesty camp. Pullen is decidedly mainstream.
They further charge that Pullen has “chased off quality GOP political candidates and countless prospective GOP voters” — as if they either know or would mind if the fallacious charges were true. It is the editorial board, fronting for the Democrat party, that holds unconventional views that are far removed from the reality of Arizona’s taxpaying citizens.
The page of pre-election endorsements the paper routinely runs would find better use as birdcage liner, since their endorsed candidates rarely resonate with voters. The anorexic Arizona Republic is weak and irrelevant, but it appears not to realize it has flat-lined.
The stunningly odd editorial is here. Even the free and vulgar street rag, The New Times, hearts Lisa, heralding her as a “moderate.”