John McCain Graciously Lost so AZ Can Have a GOP Governor

Our own Senator John McCain reportedly put out a statement today in support of President-Elect Barack Obama's pick of Governor Janet Napolitano as head of homeland security. Um, duh.

Even his own presidential campaign failed to invigorate McCain's Arizona Republican Party, something that might cause a mere mortal some chagrin. If Napolitano leaves, Secretary of State Jan Brewer (who makes McCain look like Ralph Nader) will be guv.

And McCain can get the credit for Arizona's GOP governor, for running such a crappy campaign himself! -- Amy Silverman

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at