Andrew Thomas, Disbarred and Disgraced Ex-Prosecutor, Is Actually Running for Governor

Categories: Election 2014
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"Candy" Andy Thomas
Disbarred, disgraced, and apparently delusional former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas claims he's actually running for governor.

Hold on to your asses, readers, because you're about to laugh it right off. Fox 10 got a copy of Thomas' e-mail announcement to media, in which Thomas says he's "confident public surveys will show upon my filing that I am a leading candidate for Governor."

See also:
-Is Andrew Thomas Delusional?
-Andrew Thomas, Legal Reject, is Considering a Run for Governor
-Andrew Thomas and Lisa Aubuchon Disbarred -- Read Panel's Opinion Here
-More Fallout From Sheriff Arpaio and Andrew Thomas Corruption

Thomas is delusional if he thinks he could beat Clifford the Big Red Dog in a race for governor, and the thought of him as governor makes Governor Glug-Glug's desire for an unconstitutional third term sound almost reasonable.

"Candy" Andy's still talking about some grand conspiracy involved in the three-member disciplinary panel of the Arizona State Supreme Court agreeing that Thomas abused his power, and decided on his disbarment, but governor's apparently the next step.

Thomas claims he's filing his papers to run for governor today, but the Secretary of State's website is showing nothing from him at the time of this post.

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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

How about raising the standards for being a Governor, Attorney General, County Attorney and County Sheriff?  Long overdue, along with TERM LIMITS.  Entrenched power is tyranny. 

altheablue2
altheablue2

Let's remember that Arizona is that state that elected such illustrious individuals such as Fife Symington, Evan Mecham and Jan Brewer. Andrew Thomas would fit right into that mold!  He would be a shoe in:)  Ha. Ha. Ha.  

cennrenn
cennrenn

lol, that pompous windbag jsut looks corrupt as treh day is long!

www.GotzMyAnon.tk

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Keep in mind that once this POS begins regurgitating that bullshit that the D.Q. uses all the time and begins promissing that He'll seal the border, deporting all those evil "Illegals", give free depends, erase or veto all laws trying to take away Their second ammendment right to bear arms, and shit like that, which is the kind of shit the LOONIES love to hear, then "CANDY" ANDY will have a better chance, also remember that these WACKOS loves people to be elected to have the WORST RECORDS,- be it political or personal record-, be CRIMINALS or be USEFUL IDIOTS; there are plenty of examples of people like that in Arizona.

Probably in the last KKK meeting was agreed to replace the USEFUL IDIOT "GIN" for "CANDY", They might have a better chance to go ahead with Their agenda. Could be an ugly situation... uglier than "Gin" Brewsky herself.

marcy
marcy

Candy Thomas is out of work, unemployable and as a narcissistic asshole will remain so for the foreseeable future.  

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Mr. Hendley,

Do you have an email address? I have some information I would like to share with you....

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

There we go, the toast has been made again, and I said this because I'm almost sure that The DRAMA QUEEN and company might've had a little chat with "Candy" Andy, to try to put Him on the Governor's seat as a way of pay back for when "candy", I think, took the fall for the D.Q. who thinks that is going to last as the SHURF untill then. Probably They see Themselves as the "Dynamic Duo" again....U know Batman & Robin. LMFAO.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

also can't wait till Jon Stewart, Colbert and the others get wind of this... Should be funny as hell but I am sure getting sick of Arizona, the state I love and have worked so hard for, only being known by the actions of a few idiot low brows who seem intent on destroying it

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

What sucks about this, is there are enough teabagger tin foil hat low brows who are stupid and gullible enough to actually buy into this crap.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

What has this delusional piece of shit been doing since being disbarred lastMay?

I sure hope he runs. I'll play my new anti-MCSO shurf ad and make damn sure no one votes for his sorry ass.

wtf...
wtf...

One thing he forgot to mention is he's running as a Democrat sham candidate!.....ha!

boingo
boingo

What the hell happened to the New Times?  This news is almost a day late....the first thing I did when I heard about this yesterday afternoon was rush to the NT website to see how they would cover it.  Nada.  Logged on this morning.  Still nothing.  Apparently the only "news" resource the NT has anymore is this intern-level "reporter" Hendley, who must roll in around noon each day and then scan the interwebs to see what he can snark on for a couple hours.  Apparently I can refresh the NT home page once a day and get all the latest nothing.   The breaking news of the Cardinals 1st-round draft selection 18 hours after it happened was helpful, too!

DNichols
DNichols

This Corrupt, Dissbarred, Law Perverting , Arpaio Butt Weasel seems to be highly qualified to be Arizona Governor.

Under our current Corrupt Racist Regime.

We need to "Clean up Arizona Politic's" we can ill afford to go further "Backwards".

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

My first reaction was great - this will ensure a Democratic win.  But as I consider it further, please don't discount Thomas' candidacy.  Not because he is a good candidate or effective campaigner, but because he first runs in a Republican primary in which he is still seen as a hero.  Remember who votes in primaries - especially the Arizona Republican ones - the most passionate of the most passionate tea-bag conservatives. They could well put him on the general election ballot.  And if he gets to the ballot, don't discount that the same idiots that put Jan in the Governor's seat will vote to do the same for Thomas.  Yes, it sounds ridiculous.  In actuallity its sad and pathetic.  But once you discount it you stop taking it seriously as a threat.  You need to take this seriously as a threat, put boots on the ground for opposing candidates, and work hard to defeat him.  Otherwise, there is the risk that the same catastrophe that occurred in the governor's race 3 years ago could happen again.

Bnbk
Bnbk

I read that Thomas is going to run as a clean elections candidate. I say we should all contribute 5 dollars to get him on the ballot. Imagine how much fun it would be to watch the Republi-Con  primary with the disbarred,disgraced, wannabe relevent has been running. Hell maybe he could actually win the primary ensuring a Democratic victory(Carmona maybe ?).

Michele Hermanson
Michele Hermanson

He's perfect! We love crooks in office here in the wild west!

drgonzo
drgonzo

he is the herpes of AZ politics - toxic, painful to endure, impossible to get rid of, and every outbreak is an embarassment

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Don't laugh folks, the people of Arizona have proven that this is exactly the quality of man they want to run the state. Wouldn't surprise me one damn bit if he won the election. Just has to pander to the fears of all the little girls who live here.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

"Vote for me!  I'm a disgraced and disbarred former county attorney!"


Will Rachael come back to blog nonsense for him?  She's still out of a job.  And Aubuchon can slip them both free meals from her job at the Waffle House!

wtf...
wtf...

@boingo I don't think Thomas was kind enough to send a copy of the press release to the NT!

Bnbk
Bnbk

@JohnQ.Public JQP, I agree with your coment in general but I think something else that may factor in to all of this is whether or not congress passes comprehensive immigration reform. If congress does pass CIR,by doing so they will in effect, take away the Tea Party's/right-wing's number one campaign issue,leaving them to have to actually address other issue's,but I do agree with you overall. Speaking of CIR,Iwould like to post the following info and invite everyone to participate.........................................May 1st Rally-International Workers Day- Arizona State Capitol (1700 W. Washington).....Rally 5:00 PM | March to Hyatt Hotel 6:00 PM........Sponsors include : Arizona AFL-CIO | Arizona Center for Empowerment | Arizona Workers Rights Center | Black And Brown Coalition | Case | Campaign For Citizenship | La Campesina Radio Network | Lucha | Mi Familia Vota | Promise Arizona | Puente | SEIU Arizona | UFW Foundation | Arizona Immigration Ministry/Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix | Somos America | Unite Here | Arizona Dream Act Coalition | ACLU of Arizona | Organizing For Change | Border Action Network........................Collectively we CAN effect change in Arizona.........Come one, Come all.........Bring your family,Bring friends ...............Call Senators Flake and McCain and demand they include a clear and direct path to citizenship in immigration reform.......This will be a great opportunity to gather more signatures for the Arpaio recall..........  attendance is expected to be in 5000 person range...........Get involved !

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@JohnQ.Public"In actuality its sad and pathetic. "


After living here for 30 years, I can tell you one thing. What most reasonable people consider sad an pathetic, Arizonans consider "business as usual."

These crooks and liars don't elect themselves folks.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public  astute observation. many people dismiss the idea just because he was disbarred. that could actually help him. the reason he was disbarred was for his unethical behavior, and although that seems obvious to us, it could prove a rallying point in the minds of the  oh-so many conspiracy theorists that seem to follow Arpaio, Brewer and the birther movement here in Az. even a long shot has a chance of winning

marcy
marcy

@Bnbk 

The Clean Elections strategy is designed to make a boatload of money for Candy Andy.  His campaign can then spend it on hiring his friends and family, pay for meals, transportation, etc.  It's almost better than a real job, particular if you are like Andy and can't get a real job.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Bnbk nothing like watching them cannibalize each other in primaries..think ill do that! lol

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

That was goddamn hilarious. I nearly spewed my adult beverage out of my nose.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@drgonzo LMFAO oh that was awesome..post of the year right there!!!! 

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

@shadeaux14 Couldn't agree more! After all, let's not forget the fact that we have a "governor" by the name of Janice K. Brewer-Drinkwine, who was voted in because she and her CCA cronies ran a masterful campaign pandering to the irrational fears of the largely uneducated, depends wearing "conservatives" in this state!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Rachel's too busy trying to pay her vet bills.

Aubuchon's been committed to the same mental institution that currently houses twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce and JAF.

boingo
boingo

Sorry, I didn't realize that press releases were the only way that NT was able to actually gather news.  My bad!

teknik
teknik topcommenter

it was obviously the evil Obama administration that had him disbarred. this little tidbit is stashed away with Obamas birth certificate, an enemy of sensibility is my friend!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@danzigsdaddy Or, more likely, its just irrelevant to them.  Just like it was irrelevant to a majority of voters that Horne was barred from securities trading for violating securities laws when they were voting to elect him as the state's top law enforcer.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@boingo lol guess they need to brush up their 6th sense abilities..

SaltRiverPirate
SaltRiverPirate

@JohnQ.Public @danzigsdaddy I have lived here my whole 50+ years and from Arpio and Brewer to traffic laws written to criminalize citizens in order to generate revenue to the zero tolerance laws that make a criminal of anyone who drives if they have had a single over-the counter cold pill to enable them to go to work, it astounds me that our 'legislators' are so clearly focused on making Arizona the worst state to live in spite of the natural beauty and wonders.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@danzigsdaddy Regardless of the reason, as an Arizonan who grew up here, went to school here and now lives here as an adult and raises my family here it makes me sad and angry.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public i stand corrected sir. but if you look at the track record of our elections and who gets in............i do believe my "conspiracy theorist voter" assessment may be just a hair more dead on than yours though. (we are cutting education more and more, so i think my "uneducated voter majority" may be a more plausible theory......but hey, we are both right to a degree)

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