My biggest fan, Horatio, had a little something to tell me:
Yo, genius- check the record: http://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/50leg/1r/bills/sb1621.hthird.1.asp&Session_ID=102
Oh yeah- how did it feel to be 4th in 2008 and 5th 2010? http://www.pima.gov/elections/Past%20Results/res0906.htm
Something tells me this won’t get approved.
Well, not only will I approve it, I’ll go and re-post it.
The irony is that if you include more than two links in your comments, they go into a is-this-spam-or-not cue for my review. The comment would not have required my approval had the good gentleman not added the two gratuitous shots at my forays into electoral politics.
Of course, Horatio’s purpose here is not to point out that I lost two primaries (believe me, I know), it is to say that somehow I was wrong on Matt Heinz’s vote on a bill to deny the Pima County sheriff funding while giving it to the Pinal County sheriff. This was done in the name of border security because Pinal County’s border with Mexico is as long as Nebraska’s.
In fact, it is as long as Luxembourg’s, Paraguay’s and Tajikistan’s combined.
The language came up in a couple of bills, including SB1621 which Horatio references. Yes, Heinz did vote no on that one, but he missed a couple of votes on that bill as it went through the process, including absences for votes before the appropriations and rules committees.
The bill I was referencing, however, was HB2718. That was an attempt to do the same thing a couple of weeks earlier. Heinz voted yes on that one, and took a lot of grief for it at the time (including from me, by the way), which likely led to his voting no when the issue came up again after HB2718 got held up in the senate.
The post I linked was referring to SB1621, so I can understand why Horatio was a bit confused. This wasn’t, however, something I just came up with out of thin air. The vote was referenced in other places and Heinz has had to address it, especially when a later controversy emerged. This isn’t just made up.