Former Scottsdale City Councilman Bob Littlefield and failed Republican candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives thinks Scottsdale is a terrible place to live and be. Just listen to him. When he’s not sounding Area 51 he makes Scottsdale sound like Blythe. If you think our community Hades Bob is your guy.
Now he’s running for Mayor. We’re sorry to spend so much time of late on Littlefield but we’re a little like comedians blessed by Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The content is just so rich, so long, so hypocritical.
Take for example Littlefield’s raison d’etre. It’s that the little guy can’t get a break in Scottsdale, notwithstanding that the city was just recognized as a great place to start a business. But for Bob’s magnificence the struggling would never have a voice. You’d think he had even started Vista del Camino, although like many things that run contrary to his narrative he had nothing to do with it. You’d think he’d be embarrassed carrying on his message after having participated in the most outrageous evisceration of Scottsdale citizen rights in the past two decades; that being when he enacted an “emergency clause” to stop a public vote on the densest project in city history at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
Scottsdale has some great historians within its midst that often take the time to write about our history, and its application to our future.
But it doesn’t take a historian to remember when Littlefield’s hypocrisy was on full display yet again.
Let us take you back to late 2005 and early 2006. Facing his first re-election test Littlefield engaged in political skullduggery to deep six a citizen activist from challenging him. His deceit (and that of others) became the topic of a stinging Scottsdale Republic editorial critique that can be reviewed HERE.
Over the next many months Bob will keep saying this election is about you – and your voice. But when it came to practicing that not in word but in deed what happened to his big promises? They turned out to be little more than pledges far afield, where Bob leads the parade of political hypocrites.