Feathered Bastard

Russell Pearce's Rival Bob Worsley Scores Phoenix Chamber Endorsement

Things are not going well for disgraced, recalled former state Senate President Russell Pearce, the marble-mouthed Mesa mook who's attempting a comeback with a Legislative District 25 run for state Senate.

In spite of Pearce's half-hearted claims of a "huge win" in the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 decision on his baby, Senate Bill 1070, the reality is, he got spanked. 

The Supremes strongly reaffirmed the federal government's authority over immigration, and Pearce practically acknowledged as much to the Arizona Capitol Times' Yellow Sheet, when he criticized Justice Anthony Kennedy, author of the 1070 decision.

"His comments were disturbing, because they showed a complete lack of understanding of the Constitution and the state's sovereignty," Pearce offered of the justice.

Yeah, what does Kennedy know? He's only been on the high court since 1988, after being nominated for the post by President Ronald Reagan, that notorious open-borders anarchist who signed the 1986 amnesty.

Then today comes a twofer. First, there's the formation of an independent expenditure committee targeting Pearce called Moving Mesa Forward. The IE's chaired by Chad Snow, co-founder of Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group that made the recall a reality last year and helped turn out the vote against Pearce.

So keep lookin' over your shoulder, Russ, Snow's comin' for ya.

Second, there's the news that the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Pearce's rival in the LD 25 GOP primary, local captain of industry and jobs-creator Bob Worsley.

The SkyMall founder can add the Phoenix Chamber's nod to his ever-growing endorsement pile, which includes heavyweights such as the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and every other member of the Mesa City Council.

Who are Pearce's endorsers? I mean, other than the usual suspects, state legislators like John Kavanaugh, Andy Biggs, and assorted other wingnuts?

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