Russell Pearce's Pet Cockroach Steve Smith Tries to Give Pearce $260K of Your Money, Again
Tobin has since denied Smith and his butt-buddy (and fellow Querard creation) state Representative Carl Seel chairmanships. However, Smith can still sponsor bills, even if they go nowhere.
Which is why the shameless Smith, a "talent agency director" with appropriately greasy hair, is reviving the effort to "reimburse" Pearce for the money others donated to him during the 2011 recall, and which Pearce spent, around $260K.
In his House Bill 2290, Smith doesn't even try to hide the intent, making the bill retroactive "to expenses incurred for a recall election held in November, 2011."
Where is this cash to come from? The state general fund. In other words, you and me.
Smith is also sponsoring HB 2282, which he tried to run when he was in the state Senate last year.
This unconstitutional measure would create a recall primary to precede any recall election, which Smith and the other Pearce-suckers seem to think would have scuttled Pearce's 2011 recall.
The problem with that theory is Pearce's 12-point loss to Bob Worsley in the LD 25 GOP primary in August. That is, Pearce lost, even in a Republican primary in his backyard.
And so it goes, proving how hard it is to rid any house, much less the upper and lower ones of the state Legislature, of cockroaches.
Seems doubtful that Smith's insect droppings will get a hearing as long as Tobin's speaker.
But on the Senate side, one pro-Pearce roach by the name of Andy Biggs has ascended to the presidency.
So, hope springs eternal, if you have six legs and eat dung, that is.