January 29, 2009 | 3:41pm
So I had a load of photos left over from last week's two state party reorganization meetings, and I figured you might want view these as added illustrations for this week's Bird column. Think of it as porn for political junkies, though thankfully everyone has their clothes on. Reminds me of that line about how Washington is like Hollywood for ugly people. Well, save that Phoenix ain't no DC. Does that mean we're prettier 'cause we're closer to L.A. than the nation's capital? I'll let you figure that one out. Enjoy the snaps.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne: Classy guy, but can he take Andy Thomas in the GOP primary for Attorney General?
Newly elected Pinal County Sheriff and photo enforcement foe Paul Babeu.
State Treasurer Dean Martin. Just don't ask him to croon Volare.
Randy Pullen and Sheriff Joe, joined at the prosthetic hip.
Governor Jan Brewer stops by for a quick pic.
Congressman Trent Franks doing his best Robert Mitchum impersonation.
State House Speaker Kirk Adams: Wags say he beat Jim Weiers cuz he's better lookin'.
On his down time, Senate Prez Bob Burns likes to bend nails with his teeth.
State Rep. Sam Crump, sponsor of a bill to kill photo radar.
Ex-Marine, GOP wacktivist and all-around cool guy Bob "Hu-Ra" Haran.
Candy Thomas' slithery aide-de-camp Barnett Lotstein.
Don't know this guy, but love the hat.
Frosty Taylor, literally the nicest Republican I know.
AZ Dem Executive Director Maria Weeg, moments before Don Bivens' loss at the Wyndham.
New Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy, looking amazing as always.
You mean I won? Paul Eckerstrom takes the podium after defeating Don Bivens to be the Dems' new state party chair.