Robert Halliday, Governor Jan Brewer's appointee to become the next director of the Department of Public Safety, came under fire at his confirmation hearing today over an incident at a golf course, where the probable director claims he "acted unprofessionally."
During the hearing, senators raised questions about e-mails several of them had received claiming that Halliday assaulted a man at a golf course in Prescott in 2002.
We sent Halliday an e-mail to get his side of the story. He hasn't gotten back to us, but KPHO reports that after breaking a man's window with a wayward ball, Halliday was confronted by the homeowner.
As he offered to pay for the window, Halliday says he fended off the angry homeowner but never assaulted him.
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However, Halliday says he "responded in a very unprofessional manner."
As golfers, too, we have found ourselves in similar situations where we've had to deal with irate homeowners who're absolutely shocked that while living on a golf course, a sliced drive managed to find their houses. Here's a tip for those who don't want their house hit with a golf ball: Don't live on a fucking golf course.
His apparent inability to stay in-bounds aside, the Public Safety and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to recommend Halliday's confirmation to the full Senate.