Earlier this month, New Times ran a story about Jan Brewer's criminally insane son, questioning why his criminal record was sealed just days before his mother was sworn in as governor.
Jan's opponent in the governor's race, Attorney General Terry Goddard,
pretended he didn't like it.
Within hours of the article's publication, Goddard's campaign issued a press release condemning New Times for writing about Brewer's son.
Today, splashed across the front page of Arizona's largest newspaper, the Arizona Republic, are the words "Son's Woes Shaped Brewer Career."
Where's the outrage, Terry?
Goddard campaign spokesman Jeanine L'Ecuyer tells New Times we shouldn't be expecting a press release "condemning" the Republic for its story.
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"The point's been made," she says. "There's no reason to bring it up again."
We might agree if Goddard didn't call us out by name in his condemnation of writing about a candidate's family. See what Goddard had to say about us below.
"The New Times post about Governor Brewer's son is both unfair and inappropriate . Her son is not running for governor. Families should never be subjected to attack, just because they are related to political candidates."
Our article about the matter wasn't an attack on Brewer's son, though it was more direct than the Republic's polite dance around the issue. But the Republic's story still brings up Brewer's son, who Goddard himself pointed out "is not running for governor."