Tony Bouie scores cushy post: Establishment takes care of its own

Newly elected Arizona Governor Doug Ducey isn’t letting any grass grow under his feet as he repays establishment favors.

In this accolade-filled press release, Ducey announces the appointment of accomplished charlatan Tony Bouie as the new director of the Arizona State Lottery.

This post, “Tony Bouie: Problematic candidate is baaack,“ dated Jan. 30, 2012, contains links to numerous articles we’ve written about Bouie’s brazen attempts to deceive the voters in two separate districts where he sought legislative seats.  It’s time to stop the embarrassment, Tonycontains links to a dozen other articles about the duplicitous Tony Bouie.

A man with an abundance of personal problemsBouie is best known for registering as a Republican after being a lifelong Democrat, and then opportunistically lying about it when running in a GOP heavy District. He shamelessly filed his intent to run within FIVE short days of changing his registration status. Then the newly-minted Republican had the temerity to refer to himself as a “conservative leader.” After his con was exposed he went so far as to send out a press release declaring that he “became a Republican in his heart,” but neglected to reregister — with the new party that meant so much to him. 

Until his lies were exposed, opportunistic imposter Bouie remained so insistent touting his longtime Republican credentials that he told the Capitol Times, “In fact, I’ve been a Republican half of my voting life.”

The lottery —- state sanctioned gambling —- is taking a pointless gamble with Tony Bouie.

In an arena where integrity must be the paramount consideration, Gov. Ducey and his advisors have fallen far short of the mark in replacing principled former state lawmaker Jeff Hatch-Miller, who has held this position since 2009.


32 Responses to Tony Bouie scores cushy post: Establishment takes care of its own

  1. Boom Slang says:

    Don’t McKyl guys know any other non-whites except Bouie and & Vernon Parker? Hasbeen troubled liars both of them!

  2. MacBeth says:

    The Arizona Lottery’s slogan is “Remember, you can’t win if you don’t play!” Given that Tony Bouie has long been trying to play the people of Arizona for fools, maybe Doug Ducey thought the irony was too good to pass up.

  3. Weary of Lies says:

    Gov. Ducey has made a very disappointing appointment. It’s not like this information hasn’t been available. His staffers are not providing him with the information needed to make informed choices.

    • Overtaxed1 says:

      How dare you let Ducey off the hook by blaming his staffers. The buck stops with him and he is just as corrupt as those he appoints. Birds of a feather!

      • azgary says:

        oops, you beat me to it.

        but you are correct, when we fail to hold politicians responsible for their actions we elect and reelect turds. combine that with lesser of two evils voting and is there any doubt why politicians spit on, laugh at and ignore the voters and only have fealty to lobbyist, party powerbrokers, and big money men to do the exact opposite of why they were elected.

        and then the sheep reelect them.

    • azgary says:

      why blame his staffers?

      the excuse making for the worthlessness and treachery of politicians needs to stop.

      • Overtaxed1 says:

        Ducey’s staff is his choosing and putting a man like Bouie as Arizona Lottery Director is very worrisome. He certainly isn’t qualified for that job by his education,or lack of, or his integrity.
        This and a few other of his appointments along with Ducey destroying records and allowing closed door meetings smacks of Obama Chicago style politics..

  4. azgary says:

    ducey is very little different than McCain in where his loyalties are directed.
    they are not with the voters and the citizenry, they are with the big money interests and the party apparatus, in direct opposition to whats best for the state.

    this is what “lesser of two evils” voting bring.

  5. Frankly Speaking says:

    I read the Sonoran News report about fundraisers to benefit Bouie’s young children when in 2008 (according to his wife), Bouie learned he had a rare form of lymphoma (cancer), that had spread to his liver, elbow, neck, hip and throughout other parts of his body.

    I don’t know this man and wish no one such a dreaded disease, but if he actually suffered from widespread cancer in 2008, he‘s nothing short of a strangely unreported medical miracle to still be around seven years later and capable of running a state agency Sorry, but I smell a rat.

  6. East Valley PC says:

    I see McCain’s fingerprints all over this appointment. It’s clear state GOP chairman Robert Graham isn’t the only one tied at the hip to John McCain. Doug Ducey is bound up with the same strings, tape and rope. They both see their own futures as they stare lovingly into John McCain eyes.

  7. SmallGovt says:

    Country Club Republicans abound everywhere. What is the Pay/Benefit package of this position? Maybe like Diane Douglas Tony will post here and be fawned over.

    • CD 8 PC says:

      Why are you so consumed with salary and benefits earned by others? If you want to know what jobs pay, look them up yourself. You obviously have a computer and time on your hands.

      To accuse this site of fawning over Tony Bouie is beyond lunacy. SRAZ has done more to expose him over the years (did you read the links?) than any other source. The AZ Republic and Sonoran News’ Linda Bentley have covered him, but hardly to the same extent. You appear to be nothing more than an liberal, old curmudgeon and professional grouser.

      • Overtaxed1 says:

        You need to learn to read CD8. SmallGovt didn’t accuse SRAZ of fawning over Tony, he is accusing the bloggers of fawning over the deceitful Diane Douglas after she sometimes writes.

        No wonder we are in so much trouble.

      • SmallGovt says:

        A little touchy aren’t you? Why does it bother you that I want this info public and not hidden in fine print? Hits close to home sometimes.

      • SmallGovt says:

        A major fallacy in these jobs is the basic What they pay. The real question is What was paid in salary and benefits that include the perks and overtime. You obviously don’t like that to come out.

    • CD 8 PC says:

      I’m self employed. What makes me “touchy” is your relentless focus on the wages that others earn and the fact that you want your fellow commenters to look them up for you. BTW, few government workers get overtime.

      • SmallGovt says:

        Would be nice if correct but obviously you cant read the huge amount of overtime paid to police and fire.

    • CD 8 PC says:

      Police, firefighters and teachers are all unionists. The average city, county and state employees are not.

  8. Doc says:

    Well…we got what we voted for with this liar. however, I’m hard-pressed to believe this charlatan will make a 2nd term.

    • azgary says:

      I didn’t vote for him.

      its time for people to wake up and stop voting for asshats just because they have (R) by a name on a ballot.

      • Doc says:

        I must admit here that I did in fact, vote for him. My own lame-0 excuse being that I didn’t want to see a (d) on th’ 9th floor. A vote which I already SORELY regret, & I won’t make that mistake again. I Genuinely HATE to say this here on SRAZ, but after watching our new gov. @ work so far, Mr. Duvall appears to have been the better choice….or a write-in for Daffy Duck.

      • azgary says:

        I ended up voting for the libertarian, I couldn’t bring myself to vote for duvall, I did vote for the demokkkrat against michelle Reagan, definitely no difference there and I really didn’t want her winning. she will now be the establishment candidate for higher office in az, be it gov, senator or u.s. rep.

        if McCain again wins a primary, I will work for and vote for the democrat if I have to see him defeated. hopefully though there will be a conservative third party candidate I can side with to help take votes away from mccain

      • azgary says:

        oh I should have mentioned in my recent post to you regarding voting and McCain, I will be taking the same position in doing all I can to see McFlake removed as well

      • Doc says:

        It’s so sad to me that things have come to this. I fear for my kid’s safety& liberty….

  9. Not A McCainiac says:

     Since lotteries even have their own organization, check out the “educational” trips Tony Bouie will be eligible to attend. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) was founded in 1971. Here’s its 2015 “conference calendar:”

    The events are held in all the best spots, including Las Vegas NV, Brussels, Belgium, London, UK, Vancouver, BC, New York, Washington, DC, Oslos Norway, Toronto, Ontario, Englewood, CO, Baltimore, MD, New Orleans, LA, Seattle, WA, Dallas TX, and Orlando, FL. The perks are the best part of this job. I wonder how much time the state’s previous lottery director Jeff Hatch-Miller spent in Phoenix…?

    Notice that the 2016 conference calendar is partially up and includes Singapore. This is one swell job!!

  10. Orion says:

    Was the governor of the state of Arizona unable to find a single better qualified person for this position? In addition to his lies, Bouie has not had one, but numerous problems that should have kept him from even being considered, much less appointed to this position. In today’s world a bankruptcy is not unheard of, but did he make any effort to pay back his creditors or leave them stuck? His home was foreclosured on, and he reportedly has been apprehended for vehicular recklessness, including criminal felony speeding and driving on a suspended driver’s license. If his bankruptcy actually left his creditors holding the bag with losses in excess of a quarter million dollars, add theft to his resume. Just the guy to be in charge of the mega millions the lottery handles. Ducey didn’t have all the facts, and needs to reconsider this appointment.

  11. Clementine says:

    I would have assumed this was a put on until I read Ducey’s press release and the previous links about Tony Buie here. He sounds like a First Class con man, albeit one with the Bible in his hand. The Good Book becomes a very convenient tool for bad guys to use to their advantage. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Jarrett Maupin spring immediately to mind.

  12. Frankly Speaking says:

    In his first legislative race, Bouie was supported financially by Jim Click, the Tucson auto dealer who is a longtime McCain backer. All of the usual open border/amnesty contingent including the honchos of the fast food establishments were on the host committee at this event which I found in the SRAZ links:

    Doug Yonko, longtime VP at Hensley Beverage Company, one of the nation’s largest beer distributors, was on the host committee. The company is owned by Cindy Lou Hensley McCain. Yonko is a relative, her father Jim Hensley was his uncle. Yonko was also the President of the amnesty-supporting, cheap labor loving, Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry 

    It’s not difficult to connect the dots. Tony Bouie was their stooge, and is now getting repaid by another of their own — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. This chain reaches all the way to the McTop.

  13. Enuff says:

    I went to the Parkinson Wellness Recovery site (noted on Ducey’s Press Release) which shows Tony V. Bouie as the Chief Operations Officer. His name is still on the site, but no picture or bio accompanies it as with the others.

    My question is how did he “work” there when it’s located in Tucson and he and his family live with his mother in New River? It looks as though this was a convenient resume builder. McCain, Kyl and Flake’s heavy hitting campaign donor Jim Click lives in Tucson. Click was on the host committee of one of Bouie’s attempts to deceive the Republican base when, as a lifelong Democrat, he ran as a conservative Republican.

    In his two campaigns (state treasurer and governor), Ducey raised $7,217,313. That’s a hell of a chunk of change!! Jim Click and his wife Vicki were generous supporters. Follow the Money!

  14. Former GOP PC says:

    Either Gov. Ducey was fed bad advice and was duped or we are. If he was, heads need to roll and Tony Bouie needs to be shown the door. If nothing changes, we’ll know a lot, I’m sorry to say.

    • Kent says:

      I disagree Ducey was “duped.” He is simply following his marching orders. Arizona is being led by a willing McAccomplice.