Bolick exposes “Shameless self-promotion?”

In a “My Turn” column in the daily newspaper, the Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick engages in a virtuous-sounding charade, expressing outrage over mailers sent to constituents by members of congress using the franking privilege. (History and background of the practice dating to 1775 can be read in this Congressional Research Service report.)

Hypocrisy reigns in Bolick’s commentary, which aptly contains the words “Shameless self-promotion” in the title.  His wife, Shawnna Bolick, just happens to be running for a state House seat in Legislative District 28, and the publicly generated by his 2-page outrage is as good as a mailer without the costs incurred by postage —- the very issue he rails about.

The sub-header reads, “Fiscal conservatives should eliminate practice.”  In taking on the franking system, Bolick lobs a few shots at members of the Arizona Congressional delegation, naming GOP U.S. Reps. Matt Salmon and David Schweikert as offenders. He gratuitously throws radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema into the mix for an appearance of balance.

And what a surprise. The white-horsed rider in Bolick’s exemplar is none other than McCain doppelganger Jeff Flake, who coincidentally served as executive director of the Goldwater Institute from 1992 to 2000.  This is how Tracy Thomas former Goldwater Institute Chairman described Flake as he endorsed his senate opponent in 2012. It is Flake, alone, Bolick notes, who has repeatedly sponsored bills to rein in franking.

Can we expect Flake to sponsor a bill to rein in columnists with unique surnames from gaining free exposure for their candidate spouses? Not likely.  especially in the far-left Arizona Republic that cheerfully published two separate reports castigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio—- and written by none other than Clint Bolick. Both were printed simultaneously on the Goldwater site and have since been removed.

Clint Bolick and presidential aspirant Jeb Bush have co-authored a book which is founded on the notion of work-based visas “vastly expanded beyond the current numbers,” and a path to citizenship for guest workers and the so-called DREAMers. These unpopular models disregard the unchecked illegal invasion taking place in the United States and the massive unemployment among our own citizens.  Regardless of her campaign rhetoric, Shawnna Bolick’s agenda will surely mirror her husband’s. Watch him and listen closely.

Additional background is contained in these posts:

Dec. 3, 2008:  The Goldwater Institute did not issue biased report in a vacuum

Dec. 12, 2008:  A tale of two mavericks

May 22, 2009:  Clint and the Daily: Cozying it up in left field

March 6, 2010:  Shawnna Bolick and her friends

March 31, 2010:  Goldwater Institute, AZ Republic: A match made in heaven?

13 Responses to Bolick exposes “Shameless self-promotion?”

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Too many people mistakenly think the Goldwater Institute is a conservative Republican think tank. It is nothing of the sort. It is LIBERTARIAN. That means is NOT pro-life and IS onboard with the McCain/Kyl/Flake brand of immigration “reform” which is nothing short of amnesty. Think of it as an arm of the Chambers of Commerce. Their issues are the same.

  2. Blackbeard says:

    Indulge me a slight correction in your otherwise fine overview, SRAZ. Bolick TYPIFIES as well as “exposes” shameless self promotion!!

  3. State Delegate says:

    Legislative District 28 Republican voters would have to be fools to think she’d stray far from her husband’s committed amnesty position.
    There are two House seats and the hard facts are that although Kate McGee is a RINO, at least she’s facing term limits. The democrat, Meyer, is not going away. Shawnna Bolick will be there for a long time. This election is a classic example of the warning, “be careful what you wish for.” It’s especially true in races like this one. Short term thinking often results in long term remorse.

    • ZOO says:

      I wouldn’t count Bolick out, I can hear the roar of Lexus engines warming up now.

      Before my LD was redistricted, it had solid conservatives – until one of them (Linda Gray) turned yellow after the manifesto de Mexico was received from the Cindy the pill popper and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Now the new improved “LD 28” is a sewer. First, it inherited the ultimate two-bit ‘gang of 9′ dirty leg – immigration lawyer Adam Driggs. Then it winds up with Sandra Day O’Conner BM Scott as chair.

      Driggs is the darling of the Arcadia/Paradise Valley country club cabal – which of course drew Shawnna Bolick out from under a rock. I’ve already voted for Driggs’ Democratic opponent once and am reloaded to do so again. I’ll vote for ‘taint funny McGee’ in the primary to stop ‘Bolshevik’, but I’ve ordered a bottle of Peacock blue from Ebay for the general. Disenfranchised by the designer-mudded pig pen of PV.

      • Delilah says:

        Zoo, you can not blame Cindy for pill popping, look who she is married to and how many times he had other women on the side with her money.

      • Seeing Red AZ says:

        We have removed the endorsement list you posted since we intend to post our own and many of them are not the same as the group you cited. We’ve seen it before and consider many on that list to be deceptive Republicrats. Endorsement lists on Seeing Red AZ will be of our own choosing. We might not always agree, but we will support those who, in our opinion, are the best conservatives.

  4. Maggie says:

    I watched these clips of Clint Bolick and Jeb Bush previously. They made me equally as disgusted today as the first time around.

    Jeb Bush’s Latina wife was born in Mexico. His son George P. Bush, is already being groomed for his role in this Republicrat dynasty. “P” was recently elected as Land Commissioner in Texas.

    How much political sewage to be we need to be force-fed by the RINO Bushes before we finally “get” the fact that they all are republican posers?

  5. Seen It All says:

    Shawnna Bolick is backed by a horde of illegal alien profiteers, lobbyists, Goldwater Institute big dollar donors and John McCainiacs. The invitation on the linked post “Shawnna Bolick and Her Friends” was too small to read. When I clicked it on it enlarged so I could easily see people like Doug McDoucy, a boatload of lobbyists and pro-illegal fast food employers such as Jason LeVecke.
    The S.H.I.E.L.D. (Super Heroes Intent on Exposing Leftist Deceivers) does a great job of exposing Jason LeVecke.

    Take a look at her 2010 host committee:

  6. Ajo Joe says:

    Shaw-na-na Bowllick needs to be exposed for the dangerous RINO she is. They are worse than any democrats that get elected, since they are deceivers who run as conservatives and conspire with liberals to undercut and dilute the legislative votes of elected constitutional conservatives.
    Get the word out!
    RINO Heather Carter (LD15) is another who fits that mold. She supported the tax increasing Medicaid expansion. Ditto RINO Paul Boyer in LD 20. He got an earful after that support and did an about face in in an attempt to keep his seat, but he stood shoulder to shoulder (on the left with lapel pin) with and applauded Jan OBrewer when she announced her support for OBrewerCare. The women on her right are Kate Brophy McGee (LD 28)and Heather Carter. I have no doubt Shawnna Bolick would have been there if she had won her last election. This is serious business folks!! Our state can turn blue with an internal RINO takeover.

  7. Delilah says:

    Both Clint and Shawnna are open borders supporters. I am fascinated how she can get the Principled Conservative backing. Clint is also a supporter of Jeb Bush and in the book they both say amnesty before border security. Shawnna is also promoting the book, so please tell me again who supported Shawnna?

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Principled Conservatives is just a slick name concealing an agenda and hoping to sway votes. A few others that come to mind are “Clean Elections,” the “Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission,” and “Planned Parenthood.”
      Clean Elections is anything but clean, the so called Independent Redistricting Commission is left-leaning with a registered “independent” chairwoman who was a known liberal and whose husband was an officer on a Democrat’s campaign. Planned Parenthood neglects to mention that the means of “planning’ your family entails killing off some of your unborn babies. Names are often chosen for slickly promoting an agenda, not in accord with truthful principles.

  8. Night Owl says:

    It was a bold, but extremely honest move for the former Chairman of the Goldwater Institute to actually out Jeff Flake as “a vehement opponent of securing our borders.”
    Bravo to Tracy Thomas!! We need to commit his words to memory.

  9. Borderhawk says:

    Didn’t Jeff Flake get caught out with his earmarks fakery? Instead he sent leading questions to federal departments hoping they’d spend on a particular area.

    Off topic but earmarks are not a major selling point in primaries. Todd Akin won the Missouri Senate primary because he strong amnesty (part of Tancredo’s immigration caucus) and other more immediate issues.