The Phoenix New Times scoops a report that is so multi-faceted in the aberration category it evokes memories of the days when circuses featured tattooed women as oddities. Today such women are pushing grocery carts at the supermarket and barely register on the weirdness meter.
So it is with a campaign operative with the burlesque-y name of Blaze Baggs. Blaze, however, doesn’t earn a living as a stripper. He’s John McCain’s 2016 reelection campaign field director as McCain runs for another 6-year term. By Election Day, McCain will have celebrated his 80th birthday.
Blaze was caught on a February 23 surveillance video tearing down a Prescott casino sign. The gambling mecca is owned by the Yavapai-Prescott tribe. He was arrested and booked into jail on a charge of disorderly conduct and later released.
Blaze previously worked as field representative for Gov. Doug Ducey’s 2014 General Election campaign and was then passed on to McCain. Now with an arrest for disorderly conduct, he could face federal charges and will likely find his days with the establishment numbered. Within short order of his election victory, Gov-elect Ducey huddled with Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake to formulate his state agenda.
Nothing changes but the syndicate players, who are all so tied at the hip it should come as no surprise that they use the same political operatives.
In Aug. 2014, the daily newspaper reported that McCain and Flake were not picking sides in the governor’s race. Obviously, that was another McHoax. By Dec. following Ducey’s election, the wraps were off and McCain, Kyl and Ducey were cozying it up in the open. When it comes to the establishment honchos, the names are interchangeable.
Had Blaze Baggs played it smart, he’d have been assured employment for as long as the cons could continue to pull the wool over Arizonan’s eyes.