Attention Pundits: This is What Real Bi-Partisanship Looks Like

From House Minority Leader Chad Campbell’s Facebook feed:

“Describing mine and Gov. Brewer’s relationship these past couple of years as “frosty” is definitely one way to put it… That being said, I give her credit for taking on Medicaid expansion and some school safety issues in her State of the State speech today. I sincerely hope we can put aside our differences and work together on these key issues, as well as others.”

And this, from Tucson’s own Democratic State Senator Steve Farley’s Facebook feed:

“Governor Brewer just told us she will fight to expand AHCCCS coverage to everyone below 133% of the poverty line. I haven’t been this happy with a State of the State since Gov. Napolitano! She has quite a battle against her own party now….”

Here is a statement from Bill Roe, the Arizona Democratic Party Chairman:

“I am glad that Governor Jan Brewer agrees with Democrats and is calling for full expansion of the Medicaid program under President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act. Expansion will give Arizona’s economy a much-needed boost by creating jobs. It is the right thing to do since it will provide Arizonans with adequate health care. We hope the Governor’s leadership is enough to convince members of her own party to put the needs of Arizona ahead of petty political brinkmanship.”

The opposition party in Washington D.C. could learn a lot from these people.

Live Blogging the State Democratic Meeting

5:09 I’m outta here.

5:08 ROE WINS! 336 – 94


5:01 Done with the agenda. We still don’t know who won.

5:00 Do we have results yet, Andrei?

4:57 Warner talks about the importance of the internet. That’s me. I’m important.

4:55 Priorities: Milton Caraglio just scored for the Revs. New England 1 – New York 0.

4:53 No election results yet, so we move on to the DNC Report from Carolyn Warner.

4:48 Moved on to delegate selection, which preturbs several.

4:45 A resolution on “party affairs,” another resolution that wasn’t submitted on time. More anger from the floor. One person shouts “dictatorship.”

4:44 More discussion. Geez.

4:42 It turns out, the resolution can’t be voted on. That’s ten minutes none of us will get back.

4:41 Shirley McCalister tells a joke while waiting for the parliamentarian to rule.

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