10 Questions Andrew Thomas, GOP Candidate for Governor, Won't Answer

Categories: Election 2014

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Ray Stern
Andrew Thomas
Thomas has nearly as many skeletons in his closet as the Catacombs of Paris, and he's hoping if he can just keep yammering about "illegals" and "the gay lobby," he'll avoid having to talk about them.

Thomas isn't considered likely to win even the Republican primary, despite the crowded field of six GOP candidates.

But we'd like the disbarred Republican candidate for Arizona governor -- and his potentially voting public -- to take a moment to reflect on Thomas' past, especially as it relates to the remote possibility of him winning an election.

See also:
-Top Eight Reasons Why Nobody Should Vote for Andrew Thomas for Governor in 2014

We could speculate on why he refuses to answer the questions. He's spineless. He doesn't like New Times. He knows the answers to these questions would make him look worse to voters than he already does.

But all we can tell you for sure is that we emailed these questions to Thomas on Thursday, and as of Wednesday morning he's blown us off.

So, here are the 10 questions that Andrew Thomas would not answer:

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10. When are you going to pay your fair share of the $101,294 in restitution costs for your disciplinary proceedings -- or do you plan to let Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander do the hard work for you of either paying the costs or fighting the costs with their new lawsuit?

9. Comments that surfaced in emails from your former lawyer, Robert Driscoll, revealed that Driscoll called the 2009 anti-county RICO suit "an excuse for a noontime scotch" and "freaking thin" -- why do you think he would say that, and in retrospect, what do you think were its strongest elements?

8. Will you and Sheila Polk ever make up after her "totalitarianism" criticism of you, especially considering you two are probably in agreement on the state's medical-marijuana law?

7. How do you think your "Patton Line" will affect commerce in Arizona, if fully implemented?

6. Explain why you think SB1062 would have been good for the state, even if it had resulted in discrimination against gay people.

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David Hendershott, Joe Arpaio's former right-hand-man and Andrew Thomas' former BFF, thinks Thomas is an "idiot."
5. If elected governor, do you plan on retaliating in any way or re-opening investigations like the court-tower conspiracy theory, or do you plan to live in peace with all the people you perceive to have wronged you?

4. How much trust did you place in David Hendershott -- who called you an "idiot" -- during your county days, and can you compare that to how much trust you should have placed in him?

3. The disciplinary panel likened your partnership with Joe Arpaio to an "unholy collaboration" -- is there any chance you and Arpaio will be collaborating again, either in holy or unholy style?

2. Do your Hispanic wife and family members share your views, tactics, former alliance with Arpaio and proposed ideas to "stop" illegal immigration, and if not, do you have lively debates around the dinner table?

1. How have you been making a living since the disbarment?

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Dougducey
Dougducey

There's a lot of scumbags out there but Thomas and joe a seem to take the title. Racist p.o.s.'s

mopsy1
mopsy1

Mr.Thomas was County Attorney and Arpaio was sheriff when they allowed the torture murder of a mentally ill woman with a drug problem, Marcia Powell, to go unpunished.  The DOC left her outside in the sun and despite her pleas for water over several agonizing hours, they deliberately let her die.  Everyone knew who the callous monsters were who refused this woman a drink of water, who did not take her inside to a cooler place.   These fine Christians looked into the eyes of a desperate, suffering human being and they said NO.   The findings of the AG?   There were no clear grounds to prosecute!    I have always wondered how do these kind of people look in a mirror, or live through a single day knowing what they have done?   How do they hug their family?  How do they enter church on Sunday?    And now, comes Mr. Andrew Thomas talking about protecting religion and morality---one would think he would choke to death on the very words.   Same for the Sheriff.    Where is justice for this poor woman who was tortured?    Would Jesus Christ not have given her water and brought her inside?   If He is what you fakers claim, He would have done that and annihilated anyone who tried to stop Him.    This woman's death cries out for justice, and revenge.  I hope I live to see both visited on Thomas AND Arpaio in spades.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

Ray, it occurs to me that you should contact your old friend Joe with some questions as well. These would pertain to his endorsement of Ducey.


1.  How much did you charge Doug for your endorsement?


2.  What does his father being a LEO have to do with anything?


3.  When you say Ducey has the experience needed to be governor, exactly WHAT EXPERIENCE are you referring to?


4.  Did you endorse Ducey because your old BFF, Candy Andy Thomas, no longer has any power to fulfill your agenda?  Or couldn't he cough up the cash to buy your endorsement like Dough could?


5.  What (specifically) do you believe Ducey will do to secure the border that hasn't already been tried and/or is different from other candidates?


I would LOVE to hear Joe try to answer these questions without his handlers helping him out!

ushemp
ushemp

He is a criminal period.  he held my husband for 5 months on his dad's 8 year old DUI; while our son was hospitalize.  The Texas Highway and head of the hospital said the man should  be jailed.  Most of Arizona thinks the same.  I say we ban using his name in te media until he is doing jail time

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

Ray, I am willing to bet good money that at this very moment, Rachel Alexander is toiling over a keyboard, devising some answers. Once she is finished, Lisa Aubuchon and Dennis Wilencheck will review it for any inadvertent admissions to corrupt or criminal behaviors. Once past the smell test, Hendershott will find a flunkie to deliver it to you and swear to it, even though said flunkies has no knowledge of the truth (or lack thereof) contained in the missive.  And then OSB will send a black SUV with Mexican plates to your home to arrest you. Stranger things have happened...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I have two questions for our mentally unstable former county attorney:

1) Is Rachel Alexander your mistress?

2) When can I put you back in your straitjacket and rubber room?

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@mopsy1 In Arpaio' s defense (words I rarely say) Marcia Powell died at DOC Perryville, not in Joe's county lock-up.  That being said, many others HAVE died under Joe's watch and I would not have been surprised if this HAD occurred at a Maricopa County facility because it sounds like typical MCSO standards.  And you're right. If another inmate is at fault, they are charged and prosecuted.  However, if detention staff is at fault, it is only a tragic accident.  For example, Sean Pearce' s reckless slaughter of John Harding... Shame On MCAO for failing to do the right thing!  Are any DOs or LEO's facing any charges in Marty Atencio' s murder?

TheLeast
TheLeast

@ushemp Ah, the reliable shout of the anti-law & order, America-hating Leftist: CENSORSHIP! "...ban using his name in te (sic) media..." Why are you people so afraid of the free and open exchange of information???

AZMIKE
AZMIKE

@MaskedMagician1967 When EVER YOUR NOT a KEYBOARD WARRIOR MRS MASKED,KEEP BUYING THE LIES THAT THE NEW TIMES IS SELLING YOU MORON,TRY ASKING STEVEN LEMMONS FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NEW TIMES SISTER COMPANY PROMOTING CHILD PORN AND PROSTITUTION,I HAVE THE VIDEO OF IT IF YOUD LIKE TO SEE IT???HIDE BEHIND YOUR MASK MORON.I'LL BET YOU REALLY ARE STEPHANY LEMMONS OR GREGGY GILLY GIRL GILMAN???

mopsy1
mopsy1

@wherewasi @mopsy1 At the time, it was reported that the person who could press the charges was in fact Andrew Thomas, so I assumed she was a county prisoner--

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@AZMIKE.   Mike, you seem to be suffering from a bad case of Testosterone Poisoning.  Relax!!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Oh, and I was an actual warrior at one point, serving in the Army Mike.

I'm gainfully employed, though not at NT.

Now leave me alone.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Haha you just admitted to possessing and distributing child porn Mike.

Have fun rotting in jail, then hell.

Loser.

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