Scott Bundgaard to Get Boot as Majority Leader, Sources Say

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Joe Arpaio-approved Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard's chances of remaining in his leadership position are precisely zilch, Senate sources say
State Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard may have staved off being ousted from his leadership position when he met with Senate Republicans yesterday to explain his involvement in last month's alleged domestic-violence incident, but sources tell New Times that the chances of Bundgaard remaining majority leader after his colleagues revisit the matter next week are zilch.

In fact, sources say, some GOPers want to end Bundgaard's reign as majority leader as early as tomorrow.

Bundgaard told colleagues that new evidence will be revealed this week that corroborates his story about what happened, and prove that his now-ex-gal-pal, Highway Heavyweight Champion Aubry Ballard, pulled out a gun during the scuffle, despite there being no mention of it in the police report.

Several of Bundgaard's Senate GOP colleagues, sources say, aren't buyin' his story, and despite having the votes to give their leader the boot yesterday, opted to play along allow the majority leader to present the "new evidence" before voting.

Bundgaard's PR flack, Jason Rose did not respond to New Times' request for comment.

Ballard's family friend/publicist/pricey city of Phoenix PIO, David Leibowitz, says Bundgaard's claims that Ballard pulled out a gun are ridiculous, telling the Arizona Guardian "did she pick it up and brandish it? Hell no. Senator Bundgaard's shifting story in this matter is laughable. He lied about hitting her. He lied about not telling the police about the immunity angle. And now, suddenly ... after the fact, he's a victim of having a gun pointed at him? He's living in his own world."

Regardless of the world in which Bundgaard's living, here in Arizona he's currently the majority leader of the state Senate, although, apparently not for long.
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XSoldier
XSoldier

Did anyone read Laurie Roberts' column about Bundgaard on Saturday in the Valley & State section of the Arizona Republic?

Bundgaard claims the police returned his Glock 36 handgun to him IN AN EVIDENCE BAG!!! He also claims that the police are making him out to be the aggressor and not the victim (Gee I wonder why that is. Maybe because you ARE the aggressor Bundgaard)

I checked in with police sources and was told that if the police had seized the weapon, they would NOT return it to an assault DV suspect.

Bundgaard's lying again. When's that ethics probe gonna happen Senator Gould?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Seriously though. On the one hand Russell Pearce says that the Senate needs to wait until all the facts are in to make a decision. Yet before that, he claimed to know what was going on and stated assertively that Bundgaard was the victim in this case.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Hold on a minute XS...How can Bundgaard be the aggressor when King Russell has already declared him the victim?

Anon
Anon

..because the good ole boys stick together. This should be a wake up call for ALL Arizona women to show how easily they are discarded in the male/macho/elitist state of Arizona. It's time to shout out and hope you were the ones getting Bungaard to step down. AZ Republic Laurie Roberts articles on Bungaard were outstanding.

teknik1200
teknik1200

would it be illegal to say someone threatened you with deadly force when they did not?

it's slander for certain, and should be a false report if he makes this claim to the police.

These people think they are better then the rest of us, enough is enough. Hopefully people will start to take a closer look at who exactly it is that they are voting for.

Coz
Coz

Since when does anyone call politician people ?Leeches are not people, their parasites.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Bundgaard may as well get Andy Thomas to be his spokesmodel - he has a lot of experience trying to explain the unexplainable.

"If I'm not explaining myself well, maybe you could help me...."

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I don't think Andy is available to help. He took a job cooking at Pei Wei.

XSoldier
XSoldier

He was arrested by the Flaccid Fool for ID theft at the Pei Wei. Remember it IS a class 4 felony, after all.

Then again, the dimwitted voters of this county electing Candy Ass Thomas and the Flaccid Fool was the REAL class 4 felony.

Makes me glad I was too young to vote in 2004 and did not vote in 2008..... And even then, I supported Romley for County Attorney and Rotellini for Attorney General.....

Coz
Coz

LOL...maybe Andy will jump in for you.

Alialibubu
Alialibubu

Scott to Brock! Brock to Scott! So what if Section 1070 Arpaio/Pearce Strausse at the Gateway is not open! So what if Mrs. Brock isn't staying in Arpaio's $150,000,000 Million Dollar Human Economic Opportunity Two for One Immigrant Hotel, Motel, 99Cent Super Tuesday Brewer hispanic-latino-mexican-american born alike Holiday INN. Scott to Brock is no Clifton Bennett or that pesky menace to his own fathers TPN GOP Crack GOP society. He's the State Senate GOP Generational Theft by Deception Axis of Evil Doers rubber stamp. He's all GEEK! Jewelry Down! In the Club! Fake Social Security Jan's Land! He's no DMX! He's no Charles Barkely! Brown skin,brown eyes trying to go through the backdoor of his house! He's Scott to Brock! Trespassing in the GOP First Degree! Winking and Nodding outside the Capitol, by a mic, a camera a fence. Just not Section 1070 Arpaio 4th Avenue CCA Prisons for Profit. The two for one that american murderers, rapist, escapees and paid informants just refuse to do.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Is it me, or do others see that a lot of our slimiest politicians are endorsed by Joe Arpaio? I guess he has enough hair grease slime to go around.

Coz
Coz

There is no honor among thieves.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Joe's balloon head produces more oil than Texas. That's why our politicians are so greasy. They learned from the Flaccid Fool of MCSO.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Holy shit, I never thought I'd see the day when Republicans, instead of protecting their own, as Senate President Russell Pearce has, wants to oust the No.2 Republican in the Arizona Senate, as Senator Ron Gould wants to do.

Kudos to Senator Gould and the Republicans (except for Senate President Pearce) for wanting to rid the state Senate of slime like Bundgaard. Also kudos to Ms. Ballard for kicking Bundgaard's sneaky, slimy ass all over AZ51..... Truly a saint in her own right.....

The next step: Ousting Senate President Russell Pearce......

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The Tea Party is supposed to take the government back for the people. This Tea Party Senate, under Russell Pearce has shut people out of the government. Maybe they could vote to push Pearce out of his leadership position for that reason among others.

Coz
Coz

So now Buttgaard is making up lies as he goes along...

I can see he learned his lessons well from Pearce and Arpaio.

Rob
Rob

You gotta admit, they set the bar pretty high for corruption and female beating in the Arizona Republican party.

HOF material for sure.

Coz
Coz

Sad isn't it that people actually look up to such degenerates.

Crash
Crash

No officer, It wasn't her cell phone that hit me, it was the bat that I used to hit myself when I got home that night to make it look like that, (cough) eerrrrerrr I mean it was my ex-wife that came back, see she was there at the "DAncing With The Wanna Be Stars" competition that NO ONE knew about but the 20 people that showed up. Yea that's right, she then hid in the trunk, and came out and her AND Aubrey beat me up, yea that's it.Then I then saw the red ruby slippers under my house that fell on my first girlfreind. I know this sounds so ridiculous, but please officer, I'm having trouble keeping up with all my lies."

Msvictoriamcgrath
Msvictoriamcgrath

This is getting ridiculous. What's next Scott, Did Miss. Ballard stick a banana in the tail pipe of your car? New evidence? STOP PATRONIZING THE PUBLIC! It's enough you have done that with not only your wife that left you on your honeymoon 5 years ago, but Aubry as well. Why don;t you do us all a favor a step your sorry ass down. Then again, I think I can speak for my fellow writers, tv and radio hosts. YOU are keeping our jobs interesting each day we have to get ready to either go on the air or write our stories. Your lies make for great comedy you jackass. Ps. I have a bridge in brooklyn I can sell you real cheap.

Gurlfrend
Gurlfrend

Aubry: Next time you meet a guy who's had a felony expunged, had a close personal relationship with an illegal arms dealer and who has an ex-wife who ended their marriage (in fear) before the honeymoon was over, RUN.

Like Oprah says: When people show you who they are, BELIEVE THEM.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Great advice Gurfrend, to which I would add:

Senate Republicans: Next time you meet a guy who's had a felony expunged, had a close personal relationship with an illegal arms dealer and who has an ex-wife who ended their marriage (in fear) before the honeymoon was over, AND beats up his girlfriend on the side of the road and lies about it in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, DON'T MAKE HIM YOUR MAJORITY LEADER.

Anon
Anon

Chad, You hit this out of the ball park!

Coz
Coz

All this time I thought that was a prerequisite to be a majority leader in Arizona, Chad.

Coz
Coz

Ahhh, now I see Chad. So if I want to be a real man, a politicians politician, I need to beat my wife and have her arrested while I hide under the false pretense of manhood.

Got it.....

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

No Coz. Beating your wife "on multiple occasions" makes you Senate President. The things Gurlfrend listed make you Senate Majority Leader. And in Russell Pearce's eyes, beating your girlfriend on the side of the highway and throwing her under the bus makes you a "victim".

Rob
Rob

"Highway Heavyweight Champion"...heh...good one!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

It won't be the lies that dethroned Bundergaard, it'll be because HE GOT BEAT UP BY A GIRL! AND WHINED ABOUT IT!

HYPOMANIA
HYPOMANIA

he is further proof of the pussafacation of the American male

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Note to Jason Rose - no matter how hard you try, you can't polish a turd.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Isn't Jason Rose Fulton Brock's PR man? No wonder Fulton has a conflict of interest....

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Sometimes Chad, you just have to speak so the voters can understand.

az history
az history

Benson had a great cartoon on this in the paper today.

If he is demoted, I'll applaud the move.

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

They fucking lie, don't they?

Whew!...but nonetheless, this is some good news(kinda/sorta) for the day. Going out of my young limb here a lil bit, I gotta give it up to the "Highway Heavy-Weight Champion" Ms. Ballard. She's one tough cookie. Even if no gun was involved, according to the police reports. I must say, that I love women who can handle a gun and use it on the enemy if necessary.(not the Palin subhuman types mind you?) .

Ms. Ballard, did the public a great service. Heil Ms. Ballard!!!

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