Like a magician who vanishes in a puff of smoke, recently appointed state Sen. David Braswell (R-Dist. 6) has mysteriously disappeared from the list of current and former state legislators who have endorsed John McCain for re-election. It turns out to be an amazing feat, given that at least one other person requested having their name removed and got the cold shoulder from Team McCain. Not to be deterred, the legislator in question even hosted an event for conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth and was still held hostage to the list’s McStranglehold.
But Braswell, giving Houdini a run for his money, was mysteriously able to slip the bonds. Team McCain blundered in not correcting the original number and reflecting the fleet-footed Braswell’s exit.
Those paying attention are wondering what was powerful enough to give the former school board member a get-out-of-jail-free pass when others are denied.
For comparison, here is the original list as it appeared in a Seeing Red AZ post March 19, 2010.