Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pam Gorman: the latest R candidate to bring ridicule upon Arizona

Former state senator Pam Gorman is one of the gaggle* of Republicans candidates to replace the soon-to-be retired John Shadegg in AZCD3.

*"gaggle" = 10 ballot-qualified candidates, including a couple that nobody but their mothers have heard of before

Apparently, she is worried about getting lost in the clutter of the CD3 campaign (early ballots come out in less than a month!).  So worried, in fact, that she has put up an ad that is sure to garner some attention for her candidacy.

And if "garnering attention" was her primary goal for the spot, it has been successful.

The pundits on MSNBC have been mocking it all day today.

Normally, I am loathe to publicize an R candidate's ads, *any* R candidate's, but in this case, I'll happily make an exception.

AZ Republic coverage here; Feathered Bastard coverage in the Phoenix New Times here; coverage from AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona here.

BTW - in other "Republicans inviting ridicule" news, the AZRep's Political Insider has the scoop on a new website that shines a light on some of the more perceptive utterances of one of Arizona's most erudite legislators, State Senator Sylvia Allen.

The site Earth to Sylvia Allen has debuted, reminding visitors of gems like
"The Earth's been here 6,000 years, long before anybody had environmental laws, and it hasn't been done away with."
“Our little creeks and watersheds were full because the forest was not filled with all these trees… And so the trees are taking our water.” 6/15/09 Senate Natural Resources, Infrastructures and Public Debt

“The wealthy have done a lot for us. But what are we doing for the wealthy? We need to be giving back, too.” 7/30/10 Senate Appropriations – Special Session
That last quote is from 2009, not 2010, but I actually saw her spout that one.

Luckily, I have a beard, otherwise, but jaw would have been severely scraped because it hit the floor so hard.  :)


Thane Eichenauer said...

If Pamela Gorman wins the Republican primary you are going to be eating your ridicule with a side order of crow.

You may be confused as to what state you live in. This is Arizona, not Massachusetts. This is Arizona, not Washington, DC nor New York City, New York. Gorman is running for Representative for congressional district 3.

Just sayin'.

cpmaz said...

Thane -

A couple of points.

1. When I see a Republican worthy of ridicule, I ridicule them. It's what I do. Admittedly, that's easy to do in Arizona, where maybe 5 Rs in significant public office are worth a damn as public servants - meaning that while I usually disagree with them on the sort of issues that Ds and Rs disagree on, I respect the fact that they actually work to represent their constituents. Most R elected officials in this state don't even try.

2. No crow on the menu. I may have mocked her ad, but Gorman could easily win the R primary in CD3, if only because there are 10 Rs on the ballot there. The winner could very well be the one who gets 25% of the vote. I have no idea which of them will reach that threshold.

Eli Blake said...

Well, given the 'Dirty Scottsdale' stuff, maybe they would have been better off if they had nominated her.