Previously referred to as “Fraidy Katie” for refusing to engage in either the primary or general Clean Elections debates, democrat Hobbs has now revealed herself to be “Shady Katie.”
Among the myriad duties of Arizona’s now term-limited Republican governor is managing the state budget. Gov. Doug Ducey served as a two-term state treasurer. Previously, he was a successful business owner. As governor, he presided over record investments and historic tax cuts. The governor has line-item veto authority on financial appropriations. Given this background, it makes the gubernatorial candidacy of far-left democrat Katie Hobbs — who called for a probe of Pres. Trump and his supporters over ‘“intense efforts to interfere with ballot counting,” — even more preposterous.
Although the Hillary-endorsing local newspaper buried the story with a mere four sentences at the bottom of the Valley & State section, expanding its coverage on Page 5B, hoping to obscure notice of its dwindling number of readers, the report titled, “Hobbs got a secret side gig to help make ends meet,” is shocking in revealing her ineptness for holding the state’s top job overseeing a $16 billion state budget with little to recommend her. She and her husband, who worked two jobs, were so cash strapped — even losing their home to foreclosure. As a state legislator, driving for Uber, Hobbs failed to report the income she earned. Once the facts were revealed, she was forced to amend her 2016 income tax report. The governor’s job pays $95,000 yearly which was likely the inducement for financially hobbled Hobbs.
Amending tax returns as an elected official — only after being caught in nefarious actions — doesn’t have the same resonance as coming forward, admitting guilt and issuing a statement of apology. Instead Katie Hobbs is brazenly seeking the state’s leadership position. Given her background, there’s something very appropriate about having a left-wing candidate driving Arizonans for a colonoscopy appointment. It’s job training.