State Senator Pam Gorman has resigned as Senate Republican Whip. Her resignation letter is here, courtesy AZCentral.com.
I won't publish it in its entirety here, mostly because it is available on Republican blogs and it isn't the purpose of this blog to serve as an outlet Rep propaganda.
You can read her letter at your leisure, but when you do, you should note one thing - for all over her talk about "ideological and philosophical differences", "solid Republican legislation" and concern for the health and unity of the Republican caucus, nowhere does she express concern for her constituents or the state as a whole.
EJ Montini of the Republic has made pretty much the same observation.
I would like to think that at some point, the Reps in the lege will get tired of spending August in Phoenix, but my cynicism is holding sway over my idealism right now.
I suppose there is one upside to all this, for the Republicans anyway.
The longer they go without doing a budget, the longer it is before the inevitable lawsuits over some of their moves can be filed.