The word on the political street is that the co-joined District 11 Christmas Party/ regular monthly meeting took an odd turn with the husband of McCain operative Shiree Verdone asking a longtime precinct committeeman and former state legislator to leave — after he’d been enjoying the festivities for over an hour. Apparently hubby was upset over what he claimed were unflattering statements regarding the little woman and attributed to the guest.
These less than holiday spirited goings-on took place right under the nose of John McCain. He lives in the penthouse of the same building where the Verdone’s held the holiday gathering.
Undergirding Thursday evening’s events are the intra-district wars between the McCainiac lefties and the conservative and Tea Party supporters of former District Chair and current Maricopa County Chairman Rob Haney.
Much to the chagrin of the McCain contingent, Haney enjoys widespread support.