Rachel Alexander, the disgraced lawyer and blogger who helped former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in his unethical attacks against county leaders, has been reduced to begging for cash to help her cat.
She's built a website for the 6-year-old cat, Buckley, and claims to be near a $1,750 goal to fund surgery on his pancreas.
Alexander's financial troubles are just one more example of how far some formerly mighty Arizonans have fallen. Alexander's former co-worker, the now-disbarred Lisa Aubuchon and her buddy David Hendershott, former chief deputy under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, have been ordered to pay a six-digit sanction for filing a frivolous lawsuit against their county nemeses. Thomas, also disbarred, has announced possible plans to run for governor -- even though his chance of being elected is likely lower than that of Cary Dolego.
The Sonoran Alliance conservative blog considers Alexander's plea for help a top story.
The "Save Buckley" website states: "His owner Rachel cannot afford the surgery due to being attacked the last few years for being a conservative blogger, which has crippled her finances."
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Alexander's notion that her problems are due to being attacked "for being a conservative blogger" are false. The facts in a lengthy disciplinary trial targeting her, Aubuchon and Thomas show that Alexander acted unethically by filing a bogus racketeering complaint against county officials, judges and others. The disciplinary panel also found that Alexander had acted incompetently. From the panel's final report:
Ms. Alexander added further evidence of her incompetency by stating at the conclusion of her response to the dismissal motions:
"As a final alternative, and in the event plaintiffs cannot proceed at all with this Complaint, plaintiffs seek guidance from this Court as to how federal law may be changed to permit local law-enforcement officials to challenge the complained-of conduct in federal court, so that plaintiffs may petition Congress to amend federal law accordingly."
Anyone with a modicum of legal training knows that a court will not advise a party on how to seek changes in the law from Congress or any legislative body.
Poor Buckley. If he's lucky, Alexander will find enough change in her cup from her cyber-begging, and he'll get his surgery.
But if his owner had been more responsible, she'd likely still be a lawyer in Arizona and easily able to handle his hospital bills.