State Department of Gambling director Mark Brnovich has resigned his post and filed his intention to run for Arizona Attorney General. The only problem is, we already have a Republican with an impressive bio ably leading the AG’s office — a conservative who has personally and successfully argued cases to the U.S. Supreme Court.
We do have one poser for Brnovich. Why is betting called gambling if the wagers are on sporting events, but when the state gets a cut of the action the activity suddenly morphs into “gaming?”
Brnovich was appointed to the gambling post several years ago by Gov. Jan Brewer and has ties to the rest of the McCain/Kyl/Flake Establishment cabal via his roots in the Libertarian pro-amnesty Goldwater Institute. The connection comes full circle since Jeff Flake was the Executive Director of Goldwater for seven years before opting for the rarified air along the Potomac.
Brnovich’s varied background also includes a stint as senior lobbyist for the Corrections Corporation of America, the mega operator of privatized prison facilities. Gov. Brewer recently appointed him to a spot on the State Parks Board for a term that expires in 2019. Now as he concentrates his energies on his campaign, will he resign that post also?
We’ve sniffed out a hint of his campaign style. Brnovich is using the casual touch, filing his campaign with the Secretary of State as simply “Mark for AZ.”
With all of the illegal intrusions on state sovereignty, AZ voters cannot afford to gamble on a longtime political operative as its highest elected law enforcement officer.