Russell Pearce and Cohorts Plead for Amnesty, LD 25 RiNOs Give It To Them
Lester, Rob and Russ score amnesty from the LD 25 RiNOs...
Followers of disgraced, recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce practically begged for amnesty Wednesday night in Mesa from their blood-rivals, the moderate GOPers they derisively refer to as RiNOs (Republicans in Name Only).
And more than two hours into a tense, divided meeting of Republican Legislative District 25 precinct committee persons, the RiNOs granted the request of their adversaries, affording them a reprieve that allowed Pearce and his slimy bro Lester to remain state committee persons, along with some 150 LD 25 tuskers.
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The PCs did this by ratifying LD 25's original November 29th vote, one that had been hijacked by Pearce's personal leprechaun, outgoing Maricopa County Committee Chair Rob Haney. This, because Haney claimed there had been "fraud" in that election.
Some of the PCs I spoke with at the Wednesday meeting believed that the handful of allegedly fraudulent nomination forms discovered by Herr Haney were part of a Reichstag Fire-like plot to allow an "investigation" that would invalidate an election the LD 25 wingnuts knew they would lose to the moderates.
There's no way to prove such speculation, which admittedly does sound a bit tin-foil-hatty. But keep in mind, as I've already discussed in this blog, the only thing that prevented Haney from doing his own planned re-vote on January 9, was a federal lawsuit, brought by the duly elected officers of LD 25, filed on Christmas Eve.
Haney supposedly had turned over "evidence" of fraud to a local law enforcement agency, believed to be the MCSO. And Handy was quoted in the Arizona Capitol Times' "Yellow Sheet," threatening to have sheriff's deputies on hand for the January 9 re-do.
However, faced with the prospect of having to defend his indefensible shenanigans in federal court, Haney caved like the deranged wannabe Napoleon that he is, and agreed to let the new officers of LD 25 handle the re-vote, and to accept the results, whatever they might be.
So it's not surprising the wee-man was nowhere to be seen Wednesday night at the Mesa Utility Building, where LD 25's GOP PCs gathered to settle the mess he had caused. There were about 150 persons present, with a little more than that represented by proxies.