Ann Kirkpatrick: political opportunist carpetbags to CD 2

She’s ba-a-ack, newly reincarnated

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has had a bumpy ride in Congressional District 1 —  opting in and out, winning, losing and getting chased down and booed (brief video) by angry constituents. Now, at age 67, she wants to reprise her political adventure after losing a senate effort to unseat John McCain in 2016.

The on-again, off again Kirkpatrick has recently carpet-bagged into Tucson and registered in Congressional District 2. Throwing caution and good sense to the winds, she’s banking on mounting a successful challenge to 3-term Republican incumbent Martha McSallyThere are seven other already declared local Democrats in the race.

The burning question is, will Kirkpatrick stay in Tucson after her 2018 loss or move back to Flagstaff? That nearly 300 mile drive gets tedious. Her husband, Roger Curley, has a legal practice in Flagstaff, making it unlikely he’d join her in setting up a sham residency.


9 Responses to Ann Kirkpatrick: political opportunist carpetbags to CD 2

  1. Pima Pal says:

    Martha McSally (who SRAZ has accurately referred to as Martha McMcSally) is no conservative. Having said that, I’d vote for her in a heartbeat over the rank liberal Ann Kirkpatrick,. There must be a leftist contagion in the drinking water that infects those in Pima County (Tucson) and Cochise County which is also in CD2.

  2. Vince says:

    Ann Kirkpatrick is nothing short of an opportunist, as evidenced by this bizarre move. Next she’ll move to Yavapai County and register as a Republican attempting to blend in with the Prescott residents..

  3. Realist says:

    During her last losing campaign Ann Kirkpatrick characterized herself as a tough boot wearing cowgirl. This time around she can depict herself as warmhearted, putting water and food supplies out in the desert south of Tucson to aid the illegals she’d like to enable to vote.

    • MacBeth says:

      Kirkpatrick sided with Obama on restricting Second Amendment rights. Some “cowgirl.” It takes more than putting on a pair of boots and kicking the dirt. It takes a strong commitment to our Constitution and the Second Amendment–which our Founders thought was so vitally important, they put it immediately following freedom of speech.

      She says “congress needs to play by the same rules as everyone else,” but that obviously excludes her as she jumps into a more liberal district to run yet again.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Talk about “sham residency”—-wait till Megan McCain claims that she really does reside in AZ.

    Did you see the photo that she posted on social media?
    It even made the British press.
    Allegedly, it is a photo of her and her father sitting on a bench overlooking and surveying the vastness of what appears to be their Cornville Kingdom (or Sedona, if you are upper-crusty).

    The photo is taken from behind and both persons are wearing sun hats.

    At this point in history, it is unwise to even trust what appears in a photo.

    And did the AZRag actually publish the Sunday headline with something about ‘the arena loses a fighter’?
    Who fed them that, along with a pic of McCain’s DC office?

    Meanwhile, even the British press is running stories with a negative tone about Dr. Kelli Ward, using her recent statements to make her look like a buffoon. She needs to stay quiet about McCain.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      You’re right, of course, regarding Kelli Ward keeping quiet about McCain. The miserable old RINO is untouchable now that he’s seriously ill. He’s already been fantastically elevated to sainthood by the Arizona Republic and his colleagues, who wouldn’t risk ever saying anything negative about him again. It’s now heresy to tell the truth about John McCain. He never told it about himself, creating a heroic legend that will be part of history. Communist labor organizer Cesar Chavez, who staged phony hunger strikes, now has street, parks and schools named after him and kids are taught he was a hero.

      And yes, that dramatic headline and ridiculous photo were both in this morning’s newspaper. Since the photo was taken from behind and both “hiking McCain’s” (Meghan and John) were sitting on a bench wearing oversize hats, it’s impossible to know who they are. Drama is the name of the game.

      By the way, has anyone else noticed that Meghan gets all the coverage while Cindy and his numerous other children are never mentioned?

      • Saguaro Sam says:

        This kind of reminds me of the lines from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”

        “. . . All the world’s a stage,
        And all the men and women merely players:
        They have their exits and their entrances;
        And one man in his time plays many parts,
        His acts being seven ages.

        At first the infant,
        Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
        And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
        And shining morning face, creeping like snail
        Unwillingly to school.

        And then the lover,
        Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
        Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.

        Then a soldier,
        Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
        Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
        Seeking the bubble reputation
        Even in the cannon’s mouth.

        And then the justice,
        In fair round belly with good capon lined,
        With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
        Full of wise saws and modern instances;
        And so he plays his part.

        The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,
        With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
        His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
        For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
        Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
        And whistles in his sound.

        Last scene of all,
        That ends this strange eventful history,
        Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
        Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. . . .”

        Or, as the famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde put it:
        “. . .The world is a stage, and the play is badly cast. . .”

    • Claire Voyant says:

      Powerful “stuff” here, Sam. Thanks.

  5. Patrick says:

    We don’t need a 67 year old congresswoman or congressman. Once they get there they can’t get the desire for power out.

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