See also: Russell Pearce Claims David Schweikert's Endorsement, Schweikert Spokesman Denies Claim See also: Russell Pearce Scores David Schweikert's Endorsement, at Long Last See also: Russell Pearce's Rival Bob Worsley Scores Phoenix Chamber Endorsement
There's one thing about recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce that must tick off his fellow tuskers big-time: His penchant for claiming an endorsement, even if he hasn't actually gotten it, yet.
It's a weird habit Pearce has, as was demonstrated in a recent incident involving Congressman David Schweikert, where Pearce claimed his endorsement, when he hadn't bothered to ask Schweikert for it.
Pearce and his slithery aide-de-camp Constantin Querard quickly remedied this situation when I helped it blow up in their faces by asking the congressman for his nod on bended knee. Schweikert took pity on the Mesa muttonhead, and granted Pearce's request.
What about Governor Jan Brewer, who last year was Pearce's political ally (at least on paper), and endorsed Pearce in his disastrous recall election, where newcomer Jerry Lewis walloped the King Kong of East Valley politics by a staggering 12 points?
According to the Arizona Capitol Times' Jeremy Duda, Brewer is not in the giving vein this election cycle, at least not when it comes to Russ, the one-time "de facto governor."
Asked if she would endorse Pearce this year in the Legislative District 25 primary for state Senate, Brewer sniffed, "I'm not inclined to."
She then added some perfume to that ice-pick to Pearce's kidneys.
"I haven't given it any thought," she stated to Duda, no doubt with arched eyebrow.
B-b-b-b-b-but, Constantin's already sent out fliers to LD 25 voters, featuring, ta-da-ta-dum, Brewer's smiling mug.
The mailers don't specifically claim Brewer's endorsement, but that's no doubt the message CQ meant to convey.
Also, Pearce has Brewer listed on his "past endorsements" page, like that matters.
Who posts past endorsements anyway?
The same guy who lists dead people on his "Friends of Russell" page. After all, why let death come between you and much needed political support from the great beyond.
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Pearce's primary rival, nice-guy businessman Bob Worsley, is able to score actual endorsements from living human beings, including Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, the entire Mesa City Council, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, and on and on.
Tsk, tsk, poor Russ. His support, like his political career, is in the rear view mirror. The people of LD 25 want to move forward, past the politics of hate and bigotry Pearce represents.
That's why, come August 28, erstwhile political titan Russell Pearce will be forever referred to in the past tense.
Anyone care to hum that Beatles tune, Yesterday?