In what would appear to be a case of the strangest of bedfellows, the Libertarian Goldwater Institute has found soul mates at the Arizona Republic. In a recent edition the daily lovingly gushes over GI’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation and its chief litigator, Clint Bolick, in this article titled, Goldwater Institute blazing a conservative legal trail.
In case it escaped notice, the newspaper is not inclined to wax poetic over anything conservative, including legal trails.
We’ve written about the alliance previously. The two find common ground in their propensities for skewering Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The newspaper has made an avocation of the spew, rarely missing a day in which they attempt to sucker-punch him.
Much to their dismay, his popularity remains stellar.
Now they are aided in their quest to take Arpaio down by the Goldwater Institute in general, and Clint Bolick, in particular. Bolick has relentlessly hammered Sheriff Arpaio over minutiae — both in opinion pieces in the daily newspaper and in two lengthy GI Reports, in an apparent effort to ingratiate himself and Goldwater Institute with the generous open borders crowd donors.
For a behind-the-scenes look at the inter-connective threads, read this from last December. Once again, you’ll see all roads lead to John McCain. Given that link, the Republic can’t laud Bolick enough.
Back in 2007, Bolick wrote this opinion piece for the daily. It opened with these cautionary words: Anti-immigration conservatives are subjecting U.S. Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain to blistering attacks over their pivotal role in the comprehensive immigration bill currently on life support in Congress. But if they get their way and the bill dies, so too may Republican electoral prospects for the foreseeable future.
In those two sentences, Bolick attempted to relay the bogus impression that those who abhor an illegal invasion of the United States, while supporting legal immigration, are “anti-immigration conservatives.” He gives cover to McCain and Kyl and warns that Republicans are doomed unless condoning, accepting and embracing lawlessness.
Bolick’s wife, Shawnna, is currently running for the legislature in District 11. (Click fundraising invitation to enlarge.)