Russell Pearce: Ten of the Dumbest Things He's Ever Said
Anyone got a sock for this nudnik's mouth? Preferably used.
Word is, recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce wants back in the state Senate, and may run again in 2014, either in his current Legislative District 25, or in LD 16, which is just next door, further east, and in many ways, even nuttier.
Since Pearce has lived in the same house for the last 14 years, according to the county assessor's website, would he really move the whole kit and caboodle to LD 16?
Some Mesans speculate that Pearce might secure a rental, perhaps with the help of his money-bags bro Lester, and run from LD 16 as a "resident."
See, Pearce remains a hero to the rabid Republican base. So despite him losing twice by double-digits, first in the 2011 recall, then in the 2012 GOP primary, his possible candidacy cannot be dismissed as utterly futile. You just never know in Sand Land.
Fortunately, Pearce has a powerful foe, no matter where or for what he decides to run: himself.
Not only does the hateful nativist come with major bigot-baggage and the stigma of his historic recall loss, he has a predilection for opening his pie-hole and saying the dumbest stuff, as evidenced by his recent comment to Channel 3's Dennis Welch regarding the arrest of his political ally Chris Simcox on multiple counts of child molestation.
"Good people do stupid things sometimes," Pearce observed, thereby likening one of the most heinous crimes imaginable to intentionally running a red light, cheating on your wife or driving home after one too many brews.
That's our, Russ, and that's why he seriously risks becoming a three-time loser next year, should he opt to get in the game.
I hope he does run, because "three time loser" has a nice ring to it, and because Pearce never lets me down when it comes to material.
In fact, going through all of his verbal fumbles, racist statements, and outright lies over the years, leaves me with such an embarrassment of riches that I could do two or three top ten lists of his idiot pronouncements.
And if Pearce goes for the trifecta of defeat, by the end, I no doubt will have a boatload more Pearce-isms, ripe for exploitation.