Tom Horne Cozies up to Richard "Women in the Front" Mack, and Ammon Bundy, Son of "Welfare Cowboy" Cliven Bundy
Fortunately, I've not had to get too close to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne lately, as the stench of desperation coming off the guy is practically visible, like the cloud of dirt that followed around Charlie Brown's pal Pig Pen in the old Peanuts comic strip.
Horne clearly hopes a lurch to the loony right will save his sorry fanny from an embarrassing defeat by GOP rival Mark Brnovich, who rightly called Horne a "chameleon" in their recent debate on Channel 8's Horizon.
Over the years, Horne has morphed from liberal Democrat to moderate Republican to hard-right Republican, and now seems to be shape-shifting into far-right, anti-gub'mint extremist, a role that, sadly, appeals to more than a few in the Arizona GOP.
Come one, come all...
Take, for example, Horne's planned appearance at a Libertarian beer-drinkin' event "Liberty on Tap," this Wednesday evening at Scottsdale's Papago Brewing Company.
No knock on Libertarians, by the way. Rather, the knock is on the event's guests.
See, Horne will be there with former Graham County, Arizona sheriff and all-around wingnut Richard Mack, and Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, the "welfare cowboy" infamous for not wanting to pay his bills and for his ignorant remarks on race (e.g., "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro.")
A spokesperson for Horne's campaign confirmed via e-mail that Horne will be at the event, and that the campaign is aware of the other participants.
Mack and Ammon Bundy are familiar with each other, because, as you may recall, Mack was hanging out up at Bunkerville, Nevada earlier this year, lending support to the Bundy family in its standoff with federal authorities over old man Cliven's unpaid grazing fees.
In fact, during an interview with Fox News at the time, Mack said that he and other Bundy partisans were thinking about using the females among them as human shields.