Feathered Bastard

Russell Pearce's Rival Bob Worsley Drops a New Video, and Lester Pearce Runs for County Supervisor

Eat your heart out, Russ, if you can stand the taste of coal

Here's an incredibly positive new video from the camp of entrepreneur Bob Worsley, candidate for state Senate in Legislative District 25, who is destined to triumph over Mesa's hillbilly hatemonger, recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce.

Love the theme of the video, "Elevate Arizona." How's that for a change of pace? You can expect Pearce to reply with the usual -- lies, dirty tricks, negativity and Mexican-bashin'. Pearce and his alley cat political adviser Constantin Querard don't know any other way to play. 

Still, if Querard's got a clue, and I will award him points for smarmy smarts, he will attempt to soften Pearce's rough edges. That's why, in the near future, I foresee videos of Pearce playing with his grandkids, especially the half-Latino ones, laughing as they toddle through the sprinklers on a sunny summer day.

This won't work, of course. Every time Pearce smiles, his face nearly cracks in half. The guy looks like he'd rather bite a baby than hold one. (Sarcasm alert: No actual cannibalism implied.) Then there's the problem of his reputation and personality. Silk purse, sow's ear, etc.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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