Doug Ducey Calls Christine Jones' Border Plan "Phony," But So Is His
You gotta love one thing about Republicans: With them, there's always blood in the water.
With erstwhile Go Daddy exec Christine Jones hard on his heels in the GOP primary for governor, and an awesome anti-Ducey ad by a pro-Jones I.E. in circulation, Ducey has fired back beginning today with a new commercial calling Jones out on her border plan, which the ad labels "phony."
Ice-cream man Doug Ducey hits rival Christine Jones hard in this new attack ad
See, in one of her own ads, Jones boiled down her position on border security, thus:
"I'll deploy 1200 troops to the border, use technology to monitor who's coming and going, finish the fence, and send Obama the bill."
--Christine Jones Pandering and Delusional on Immigration, Border Security
--Doug Ducey's New Ad Claims "Arizonans," Not Obama, Will Get Job Done on Immigration: Why That's Bull
--Doug Ducey and the Stain of Chris Simcox
Problem is, Jones herself says her plan will cost $270 million. As far as sending Obama the bill, she might as well send it to Fred Flintstone, for all the good it'll do.
The Ducey ad pounces on a clip from a campaign appearance Jones made with her top immigration adviser, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, aka "studboi1," where Jones essentially admits the obvious, that Arizonans will have to pick up the tab for her plan.
"We've tried this whole billing the federal government thing before," she tells the crowd. "Which is why I've said to the people of Arizona, `You're going to have to pay for this.'"
Jones never explains where this $270M will come from, which is significant, since the state budget faces massive shortfalls for the next couple of years, shortfalls sure to wipe out the state's rainy day fund, and still leave us in the red with new court-ordered mandates on education spending.