After Andrew Thomas was disbarred, he saw the error of his ways. He has become humble, contrite even. He’s a new man.
I’m kidding of course.
Thomas took to KJZZ’s Here and Now this week to blast “corrupt” Maricopa County officials. “Corrupt,” by the way, defined as opposing him.
He’s pushing for Proposition 115, which will cure corruption by handing more power to the governor. This is sort of like the recent moves to “reform” civil service by, you know, giving more power to the governor.
Prop 115 is considered a compromise from the earlier plan to get rid of our merit selection process all together.
Since “corrupt” means everyone who doesn’t share Andrew Thomas’s politics or raises a question about his methods, what happens if this passes and a Democrat gets elected governor? I bet we’ll start hearing patronizing lectures from conservative lawmakers about restraining the power of the executive.
Of course, this sort of power and patronage grab is designed to make sure that never happens.