Wednesday, October 14, 2009

AZ Lege: latest "rumor to end all rumors" about a special session

In case the quotes didn't give it away, this is a total rumor, based on supposition and guesswork.

The actual consensus guess of a number of Capitol watchers is "got no freakin' clue - there's no leadership from Brewer, Adams, and/or Burns to pull together a special session any time soon."

However, a couple of the more daring tea-leaf readers told me that they think that maybe, just maybe, there will be a special session in early November.

They based this on the fact that in early November, there is a lull in fundraisers scheduled for Republican legislators.

By law, legislators are barred from fundraising during the legislative session. While they can fundraise during a special session, it is considered "bad form" (aka - legal or not, doing so during a special session makes the lege look corrupt.)

Early to middle November makes some sense for a special session - legislators can start filing bills for next year's regular session on November 15. Calling them into town to wrap up their unfinished work from this year's regular session would give them the chance to multi-task.

Personally, I think that the special session (assuming one is called) will start on the week of November 9th. Why do I believe this?

On Saturday, November 7, there will be a rally that could serve as a primo kickoff event for the Republican caucus - the National Socialist Movement has booked the Senate Lawn for a rally from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.

FYI - The National Socialist Movement has nothing to do with socialism.

They're neo-Nazis.

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

For a group that has nothing to do with socialism their 25 points seem pretty darn socialist to me.