Phil Gordon’s romance and his “abundance of caution” letters

Removing any doubt  that he’s a colossal fool, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has written to City Attorney Gary Verburg and former Chief Justice Thomas Zlaket to inform them of his romance and the appearance of impropriety created by his involvement with Elissa Mullany, the woman who ran fundraising for his 2007 reelection campaign. The firm of MullanyWunder raised over a $million for Hizzoner. Gordon also appointed Mullany to several city commissions, which afforded her associations from which she drew business. 

This is nothing new for Gordon, who ensured lucrative city contracts for his own sister and brother-in-law, Gail Gordon and Ron Ober.

Democrat Gordon, 58, says he is asking the city attorney and former chief justice for a review of his association with Elissa Mullany, 38, in view of the allegations of misconduct by U.S. Senator Max Baucus, who been criticized for recommending his girlfriend for a U.S. Attorney’s Office post.

In his letter to Zlaket, Gordon recites a litany of Mullany’s accomplishments, sounding more like a reference letter extolling the bang-up job she can do than his stated desire of a legal appraisal — or two.

Among the numerous positions she obtained through her association with the mayor, Elissa Mullany functioned as spokeswoman for Gordon’s Phoenix-Dubai Initiative, an integral  part of his larger Phoenix Global Trade Initiative, which has made overtures to Italy, the U.K. and Chile and afforded him nearly limitless travel — leaving Phoenix mayor-less much of the time.

On some level his revelations have the ring of engaging in a bit of braggadocio. The recently separated and not quite divorced Gordon seems one who would be hard pressed to find a date — although the Republic ran quite a promo piece on his hot, new persona last year, saying  “…the town is atwitter over his new sartorial glow.”

If you can stand Gordon’s trite banalities, City Hall reporter Scott Wong has it all — including the puerile letters.

7 Responses to Phil Gordon’s romance and his “abundance of caution” letters

  1. Seen It All says:

    I’m a Phoenix native. Far and away, this nitwit is the worst mayor in my recollection. Then he compounds that “credit” with his foolish personal behavior. It’s past time to give this dufus his walking papers. Although I’m not a fan of the concept, there are times I thank God for term limits. This is an outstanding example.

  2. Maggie says:

    I have t admit I’m drawn to the line regarding Phil’s braggadocio. I think you’re on to something there. Without his job title, he would be among the most unlikely to win a date with anyone under any circumstances. The guy rates a TEN on the Creepmeter,

  3. Kim says:

    I echo Maggie. Filleberto gets high marks on my Yuck-o-meter, too. He has successfully intermingled a demonic and low IQ appearance into one. On the political side, his out of control spending and leftwing rants are disgusting as is his constant pandering to illegal aliens at the expense, and sometimes the lives, of our Phoenix police officers.

  4. Scott says:

    I don’t care about this guy’s looks, but his spending the city of Phoenix into oblivion galls me. Everything he does is calculated to benefit him or is a new scheme on which to have his name attached, from the monstrosity metro to moving huge chunks of ASU to the already crowded downtown area. How would you like to be a coed walking across campus at night in downtown Phoenix? I wouldn’t want to and I can protect myself better than most young women.

  5. sherriaz says:

    Any way you slice it, his girlfriend is “selling” herself for money and power. Obviously, her standards are quite low.

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  7. Buffalo Rick says:

    Now, who will get off their behinds and help to recall this abomination of a mayor?

    The last attempt was led by a timid lady with good intentions, but no backbone for the fight.

    Are the citizens of Phoenix finally waking up to “fail” Gordon’s shenanigans? It’s time for him to be ousted and shamed!