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I’ve been told to expect a surprise when Arizona reads its vote, and that it may involve clan Goldwater. I know a lot of you will miss it because of the big game, Revs vs Columbus.

Quick Take

I was going to give Paul Ryan grief for fibbing on his marathon time, but I got distracted when I was admiring the numerous Cy Young Awards and Hunt Cups on my mantle.

Gratuitous Soccer Reference

There have been some odd picks for jersey sponsors for soccer teams. For example, the team of the famously poorly shaved Eddie Gaven is sponsored by Barbasol. Anyway, FC New York has picked up an interesting sponsor: Mitt Romney. Apparently, it’s not Romney per se, but a donor that prefers to remain anonymous who paid […]

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was the 90th birthday of former Governor Rose Mofford. Mofford served as governor after the impeachment of Evan Mecham, becoming the first woman to serve in that office. Interestingly, we’ve only had one male governor in the years since she served. Mofford is descended from Croats who had migrated to the mining communities of […]

Back Atcha

Yeah, I’ve been bad about posting lately. The Desert Diamond Cup took up a lot of my writing/blogging energy (measured not in Joules, but in Sullys) over the last couple of weeks. Oh, by the way, the Revs look like they will be a much better squad this year. Of course, since they didn’t even […]

Tedski on the Radio

For those of you who missed it, you can listen to my stirring interview on Bill Buckmaster’s show over at his page. Topics were Nineteenth Century politics, the CD 8 race and Desert Diamond Cup because, apparently, I’m the soccer guy now. I’m on around 45 minutes in. If you haven’t caught his show yet, […]

Handicapping the Pearce Replacement Shuffle

The Republican caucus meets tomorrow at ten to figure out who is going to be the new Senate President. Oh, why is this happening? Because Russell Pearce lost his recall election. I know you knew that, but it is fun to type it. I’ll type it again too. Russell Pearce lost his recall election. I […]

Miller Given a Yellow Card

There has been trouble brewing on Fifth Street. Apparently, Brian Miller’s jihad against Clarence Dupnik isn’t universally supported by people in his party. That, and they aren’t happy with how money is being spent either. The mahouts held a meeting of the Republican executive committee last night. They didn’t ditch Miller, but they neutered him […]

Credit Where Credit Ain’t Due

There is still a meme floating around out there that Jan Brewer is taking action on transplant funding when she’s done nothing of the kind. The latest was a tweet I saw from the Capitol Times just this morning. I wrote an op-ed for the Sentinel about this (they let me write about something other […]

Same Old Russell Pearce, Always Complaining…

Any of you remember how establishing an Independent Redistricting Commission was supposed to remove political posturing and gamesmanship from the redistricting process? -RRR- Russell Pearce has gotten some ink from alleging some shenanigans in the process to whittle down nominees to the Independent Redistricting Committee. Whatever his allegations, it must be remembered that the committee […]