On Day One newspaper liberals already slobbering over political hired gun
Within a day of political unknown Bob Worsley announcing that he is running for the state senate in the newly crafted District 25, the incumbent Republican Sen. Rich Crandall — first elected in 2007 — suddenly decided to step aside to provide Worsley a clear path.
This unprecedented move raises a few questions.
Former Senate President Russell Pearce is returning to the campaign trail, and political novice Worsley, the chosen pugilist in this round, has been quickly anointed as the imposing stalwart to try to remove him.
But by whom?
And why is he viewed as so formidable that the district’s incumbent senator is wiling to fall on his sword for him?
This source provides the answers to the vexing questions. Read the wording under the third and final bold-faced heading very carefully. The only words missing are SB 1070.
Be advised the left-wing support machine is in full gear and at heightened alert. In today’s Arizona Republic, compliant columnist Laurie Roberts is already giving the kid glove treatment to multimillionaire Worsley. She quotes him as claiming Pearce is a “boring…one note” candidate with a “depressing message.” Not a single word about Pearce’s jobs bill, his longtime legislative actions on behalf of a stabilized economy, opposition to raising taxes, and his consistent message of less governmental intrusion. On the topic of illegal immigration, Worsley concedes “no question the federal government needed to be woken up.” Fluent Spanish-speaker Worsley supports a “humanitarian, comprehensive approach.”
Couple that with today’s derogatory editorial on Arizona becoming the ‘Birther’ state, which uses the same odd phraseology, beginning with the words “You’ve awoken the day after ….”
We can’t help but wonder if Worsley‘s been moonlighting for the newspaper of late. If so, editorialist Linda Valdez might find herself kicked to the curb. With Worsley’s deep pockets, he’d probably crank out this same blather — factually incorrect and grammatically questionable — sans salary.
A few missing points about Russell Pearce that you’ll never see in the Arizona Republic or hear from its accommodating crew:
Pearce was the recipient of the 2009 “Legislator of the Year” award and was recognized as the top Hero of the Taxpayer legislator by the tax watchdog group, Americans for Prosperity. The Goldwater Institute consistently rated Pearce as the #1 legislator who “proved to be the strongest ally against government encroachment on liberty.” The Pachyderm Coalition, a Reagan Republican group, recognized Russell Pearce as the #1 legislator. Pearce was one of only seven legislators in the entire nation and the only one in Arizona to receive the “Hero of the Taxpayer” award by the American Tax Reform Association. He also authored TABOR, Arizona’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights and sponsored tax reduction legislation, including the largest tax relief package in Arizona’s history. In 2011, Pearce was honored by Arizona School Public Relations Association for his outstanding contributions to public education
Mr. Worsley needs to pay attention. Sen. Pearce is anything but a “boring…one note” candidate with a “depressing message.” He is a principled and consistent conservative with a proven record.