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Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox's Corvette Crushed

Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox looks to be short a Corvette, after getting into a car accident this weekend.

According to local activist Lydia Guzman, who posted the photos on Facebook, Wilcox was hit by a red-light-runner. Wilcox isn't hurt, she says.

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You know, back when right-wingers were making a big deal over Wilcox's near-$1 million settlement -- which she got for being a victim of the discredited criminal investigations by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas -- one of their complaints was that she was already "doing so well financially courtesy of us taxpayers she recently bought a SECOND late model Corvette."

That Corvette in the photo is pretty clearly a C5 Corvette, which was last produced for the 2004 model year. "Late model," it is not, as the seventh-generation Corvette, the C7, is out this fall.

The photos of Wilcox's Corvette also remind us of the time MCSO Deputy Sean Pearce, son of now-ousted Senate President Russell Pearce, reported to his superior that he saw Wilcox getting a county mechanic to check the air pressure in one of the Corvette's tires. Pearce snapped a photo, which turned into a "review" of an "incident" involving an "alleged improper use of public resources." Wilcox was cleared of the, um, charges.

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