Odds & Ends To The Week
*Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu starts his congressional race in a commanding position on the GOP side but his campaign has been a comedy of errors since announcing.
*No truth to the rumor that Jeb Bush is looking at Brock Landers, otherwise known as former Congressman Ben Quayle for Vice President. Keep those Bush-Quayle signs in the closet.
*Few elected officials have learned to serve with a smile better than Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri
*Mrs. Arpaio needs and deserves prayers
*The campaign to inject new funds without a tax increase into Arizona’s K-12 education has hired people from both sides of the aisle. Smart. The statewide vote on Proposition 123 is May 17th.
*Will Arizona feel the Bern? Quite a bit of GOP polling on the field for Arizona’s presidential primary March 22nd. Someone could make some news polling the donkeys.
*Percolating major issue for a signature Arizona event: With more State Land parcels selling and likely to be sold near the Waste Management Phoenix Open, how is the “People’s Major” going to continue to park massive crowds?
*Percolating issue in Scottsdale being advanced by downtown activist Bill Crawford: Will voters support idea of a Bob Littlefield as Mayor (if his long-shot campaign prevailed) serving contemporaneously with his wife Kathy who’s now a Councilwoman? Crawford is insinuating it’s weird and conflicting.
*The effort to commercialize the “Wright House” in Arcadia has been very quiet of late. Perhaps they are grappling with very significant legal impediments . . . and continuing outcry.
*The Arizona Progress & Gazette was formed following the Arizona Republic’s decision a couple of years back to largely abandon local opinion. But here’s hoping the paper finds its financial way. Top investigative reporters like Craig Harris, Dennis Wagner, Robert Anglen and others are those that remain to shine light on misdeeds and moneyed interests who are roaming more freely with the Republic’s retreat.