Stanton's as honest as they come: Though Greg Stanton has the personality of a robot, I like him much better than [Wes] Gullett. Stanton, at least, isn't a two-faced liar ("Spin City," Monica Alonzo, October 20).
Your article proves that Gullett licks his finger and sticks it up in the air to see how the political wind is blowing. Sure, he's a Republican to the bone, but he only became a Tea Bagger when it became popular (at least, he thinks it's popular) in Arizona.
Stanton may be a lot like [current Mayor] Phil Gordon politically, but there's no chance he will sell out his [integrity] for a piece of ass, like Gordon did. Stanton's as honest as a politician gets.
Art Golden, Phoenix
Stanton isn't much different from Gordon: Your article is typical lefty drivel. Do we really want to elect a guy like Greg Stanton, who [opposes] all that we hold dear: [Maricopa County] Sheriff Joe Arpaio, [state Senate President] Russell Pearce, [Arizona Senate Bill] 1070, the Tea Party?
Why is it, New Times, that you railed against Phil Gordon's corruption ("Phil Unveiled," Monica Alonzo, September 29), but you want to put his clone in office after him? Greg Stanton is just Gordon minus thinking-with-his-cock syndrome.
Tom Owens, Phoenix
Gullett would be slimiest mayor ever: Thank God the polls show Greg Stanton well ahead of Wes Gullett. Gullett would be the slimiest mayor Phoenix has ever had — and that's saying something!
Wonder if political hanger-on Elissa Mullany would try to wreck Gullett's home, too. Nope, not even a skank like Mullany would bed down with The Hobbit. Also, Gullett's toast in this election.
Hal Edwards, Phoenix
Not really: Whether he has had [a conversion] to the far right politically — as your article avers — Wes Gullett still is better for this city than Greg Stanton. He at least reflects this city's values.
Tracy O'Neil, Phoenix
Obviously, Phoenix is a blue city: Don't all the Gullett lovers realize that Phoenix is a blue city? Look at the past two presidential elections — Phoenix and Tempe [went for Democrats Barack Obama and John Kerry] while the rest of the county [supported John McCain and George W. Bush].
This election is in moderate-to-liberal Phoenix; thus, a guy who's gone off the conservative deep end [like Gullett] hasn't a chance in hell.
Douglas Jones, Phoenix
Gullett just out for himself and big money: Lobbyist = leech = Gullett. This little punk is out for the big corporations and himself.
DeGraw's supporting Gullett: Another nice hatchet job by pretend reporter and Stanton campaign mouthpiece Monica Alonzo, [who has] flushed a serious journalism career down the toilet.
The one guy [in your article] who is honest in his assessment of both [Gullett and Stanton] — Rick DeGraw — is supporting Gullett. Interesting.
Gullett entwined in the GOP establishment: It's sad that the voters [you mention in your article] to whom Gullett spoke were so poorly informed.
Just a few seconds on Google would have turned up how entwined Gullett is with the fuck-you-I-got mine GOP establishment in Phoenix.
[Gullett] really thinks those people are ignorant to try to make them think he might have voted for [President Barack] Obama. Maybe he was right.
Not another Tea Party-pandering asshole, please: With all the embarrassments we already have holding public office — [Governor] Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Russell Pearce, [state senators] Scott Bundgaard and Lori Klein — the last thing we need is a Tea Party-pandering asshole like Wes Gullett as mayor of Phoenix.
Just another crooked politician: The Hobbit Lobbyist has aligned himself with shady characters all his political life. "Outsider" [is what] he likes to call himself, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The Hobbit Lobbyist learned early on from the grand deceiver John McLaim how to [put one over on] the public. McLaim himself should have been doing prison time for his involvement in the Lincoln Savings & Loan scam that cost hard-working taxpayers their pensions.