Shame Game: Too Many Republicans Coddle the Crazies, Despite Russell Pearce's Resignation from GOP Leadership
The recent forced resignation of recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce from his position as first vice chair of the Arizona GOP shows the power that public humiliation can have, if the circumstances are right.
When I first reported Pearce's outrageous statements calling for the sterilization of female Medicaid recipients, did I think it would lead to Pearce's ouster?
Not at all. I mean, let's be honest, Pearce's comments were pretty much par for the course for a guy whose career in public life is encrusted with scandal and racism.More »