Saturday, February 16, 2008

Short Attention Span Musing

...The forces of ignorance and bigotry are rejoicing tonight...

From the AZ Republic -
A controversial scholarship that benefited Arizona State University students who are in the country illegally has quietly faded away.

As many as 200 students who graduated from Arizona high schools received the private scholarship money through the university this year.

But now, the money is spent, and ASU is advising students who depended on it to "seek private funding sources."


State Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, is thrilled ASU will no longer be providing money to these students.

"The university should never have been complicit in bypassing the will of the voters," Kavanagh said. Prop. 300 passed in 2006 with the support of nearly seven out of 10 voters. "They were giving tuition breaks to illegal immigrants."

Wonder how much Kavanagh is going to revere the "will of the voters" when he votes on bills like HCR2066 and HCR2044, both of which would allow to lege to override the "will of the voters" under certain circumstances, as determined by the legislature itself.

...Does this mean that Bob Lord gets to call John Shadegg a 'flip-flopper'???

From the East Valley Tribune -
U.S. Rep. John Shadegg said Thursday he will reconsider his decision to retire at the end of his term.

He began wavering after learning that more than half of the Republicans in the House have signed a letter asking him to stay. Shadegg, 58, unexpectedly announced his retirement Monday.
...Breaking news: One rich, old, white Republican male endorses another rich, old, white Republican male.

From the Houston Chronicle -
GOP presidential front-runner John McCain is continuing to sweep up establishment Republican support as former President George H.W. Bush is expected to endorse the Arizona senator Monday in Houston.

What the hell, it's not like anyone expected him to endorse Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton...

No comments: