Laurie Roberts: The “kook” pot calling the kettle….

Right on the heels of a column earlier this week “Brnovich not the guy to investigate APS-Corp Com links” in which Laurie Roberts actually sounded like the investigative sleuth she purports to be —- she reverts back to her infantile “Kook” name calling.

In the earlier column she points out that Attorney General Mark Brnovich is too beholden to Arizona Public Service Co. to investigate major corruption claims against the utility made by a whistleblower (Letter here courtesy of 12 News) regarding cozy deal making between then-Corporation Commission chairman Gary Pierce and the company’s CEO as the utility was seeking a rate increase. APS, the largest electric utility in the state is regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Arizona Public Service’s parent company, Pinnacle West, dumped $425,000 into Brnovich’s campaign coffers last year which raises the question why the power provider was so keen to influence the Attorney General’s race.

Just weeks ago, Roberts was loathe to mention Brnovich’s name. Now it’s headline material.

Yet it’s her fixation on conservatives she deems “Kooks” that continues to grasp her attention. Now she has gone even further than her usual derogatory snipes at individuals, by deeming the entire state of Arizona “Kooksville.”  In Roberts’ extremist view, legislative leaders are hard at work “to declare our independence from federal gun laws, from the Affordable Care Act, from the Environmental Protection Agency, from the Department of Justice, from Barack Obama and from just about anything else associated with the state’s most detested f-word. Federal, that is.”

There’s a slew of legislation rattling Roberts, including House Bills 2055, 2058, 2368, 2643, (Committee on Federalism & States’ Rights) and  Senate Bill 1330 (Public Safety, Military & Technology Committee) along with 2014’s Proposition 122.

Watch for Roberts to begin providing cover for soon-to-be 79-year-old John McCain as he gears up for another 6-year senate term. She’s already going after state Sen. Kelli Ward (R-LD5). The Lake Havasu lawmaker/physician is only rumored to be considering a challenge to McCain, but the status quo wagons are already beginning to circle.

13 Responses to Laurie Roberts: The “kook” pot calling the kettle….

  1. lowadobian says:

    Ms Roberts has settled on a her new word for 2015 and appears to be using it in every article she can hatch. Yawn. She is the kook, clearly and unequivically. She’s about as un-Arizonan as it gets. Given her views on Constitutional Rights, she is the Queen of Kooky. Why doesn’t she just move to another State more worthy of her “messages” or get an internship with Mr. Bloomberg? Maybe Cuomo has a slot for her somewhere. Anywhere, else – that is…..

  2. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    What? Squeaky clean Mark Bronovich isn’t all that clean after all? What a surprise! Lolling with McDogs, he was sure to pick up some fleas.

    • PV PC says:

      I suspect Brnovich had more than a few to begin with. No matter…… the establishment will go to the mat for this compromised guy. He’s one of them. I predict he’ll be an early endorser of McCain’s.

      As to the Repupulsive’s Laurie Roberts, she’s inconsequential.

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Roberts is readily able to identify kooks because she is one. The main issue here is the behind the scenes skullduggery at the AZ Corporation. Commission and the amount of dough the folks at APS-Pinnacle West saw fit to fork over to underwrite Mark Brnovich‘s campaign. What were they hoping to buy?

  4. StetsonXXX says:

    The irrelevant newspaper isn’t worth a damn and its equally irrelevant staffers are just hanging on until they can qualify for retirement benies, praying that the the lights will still be on as they vamoose.

  5. MacBeth says:

    Brnovich will emerge from this with a greater taint than his association with Kyl, Montgomery and Flake. McCain knows he’s a liability, so he usually hangs back. But I agree that they will all be out in full establishment force if/when the old embarrassment begins to campaign. And the no-name PC who just announced for the US Senate should put his ego aside and stop mucking up the race. He’ll be the despised Jimmie Lee Deakin this time around siphoning votes from a viable candidate who has meaningful credentials. I do hope AZ Sen. Kelli Ward decides to challenge Señor Juan McAmnesty. Her candidacy will make me rethink my personal commitment never again to get involved in a campaign.

  6. Jim McAllister says:

    Roberts is just killing time until her demise with a bunch of other loser writers like Montini, Valdez, and supposed political cartoonist Benson who couldn’t carry the pallet of Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily. After they are canned don’t be surprised to see their faces working midnight shift at Circle K.

    • Vince says:

      Don’t you work for the newspaper? I could be mistaken, but it seems I’ve seen someone with your name on the opinion page. Posting about Roberts, Montini, Valdez and Benson could be risky.

      • Jim McAllister says:

        Vince, I have been published many times over the years in the Republic but I do not, nor have I ever been, an employee. I was strictly a contributor. However, thanks for remembering me. I still write some local stories and interviews in a local magazine and do a blog on Google.

  7. Night Owl says:

    West Virginia Sen . Robert Byrd was the longest-serving senator when he died in office at 92 in 2010. Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina had not retired and was still holding office at age 100 when he died in 2003. Arizona Senator Carl Hayden was 94 when he died, but he had the good sense to retire first. McCain…..? He has no sense, but let’s hope Arizona voters have finally gained some. We can do better than another 6 years of this embarrassment. He’s been censured repeatedly by statewide elected Republican Party leaders. Doesn’t that speak loud and clear enough?

  8. John Liberty says:

    If Arizona or the USA wants to change and reform that which is happening to us then we all should remember this: …
    “Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.” – Will Rogers, humorist.

    The establishment Republicans are RINO’s, the NEW Republicrats !!
    Information is dangerous to those who want to enslave you to them.

  9. SmallGovt says:

    If Ms. Roberts wanted to do some good she would regularly print out the wage and benefit package of every elected official in Arizona. Then regularly print out the wage and benefits of public sector employees in the major cities.

    The average citizen would lose their breath when they say what they were paying.

  10. Hometown Guy says:

    Sorry, guys, but Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s unsavory connections should take precedence over Laurie Robert’s name calling Your headline went in the wrong direction.