10 Reasons Phil Gordon Shouldn't Run for Mayor Again (None Related to Mr. Bean Look)
Mr. Bean (left), Phil Gordon
Mr. Bean/Paul Drummond via Flickr
Mayor Phil Gordon, again?
Sure, he provided a steady stream of juicy, controversial story fodder during his tenure. He's got that adorable Mr. Bean thing going for him. And the disheveled look he sports gives off an approachable vibe.
During good times in Phoenix -- when politicians could convince voters to approve a nearly $1 billion bond for a downtown Arizona State University campus -- Gordon ushered along development in the heart of the city.
But rumblings that Gordon might be trying to make a comeback call to mind some of Gordon's darker moments.
Our 10 reasons why Phoenix may have had its fill of Phil:
10. Bad Democrat
We haven't forgotten Phil Gordon's endorsements of individuals who support Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and other draconian immigration-enforcement measures -- the disgraced, disbarred, and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas in 2004 and Senator John "Complete the Danged Fence" McCain in 2010. Tsk. Tsk.
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