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Tag Archives: Jonathan Paton

The Debate Over Debates

There are certain sillinesses that go on every election that remind us that, yes, it is time to exercise our franchise soon. For example, I got an e-mail from Ally Miller’s campaign alleging that Nancy Young Wright was messing with her signs. Yeah. One of the other biannual rituals is a candidate complaining that the […]

What, No Payday Loan Places Available?

In the years after his failed campaign against John McCain, Richard Kimball (who looked nothing like David Janssen) would often wax about how shallow campaigns had become. His complaint always got back to the one ad that he ran where he was on a ranch somewhere feeding a carrot to a horse. “What did feeding […]

Worth Checking Out

I can’t get to everything, folks. Here are some other things from the intertron worth checking out: – Salon published a great piece on the too-often forgotten Shirley Chisolm, who was the first black woman to run for president. This, as the article points out, makes Chisolm a trailblazer for both Barack Obama and Hillary […]

Color Nintz Skeptical

Martha McSally’s campaign released a poll this morning showing that they are only behind Ron Barber by five points. Of course, it also shows Barber at 50%…meaning even if these numbers are true, if the election were held today, McSally could get most of the remaining votes and still lose. (By the way, I hate […]

Tribes to Take a Whack at Paton Today

San Carlos Apache Vice President John Bush, White Mountain Apache Chairman Ronnie Lupe along with local and Democratic Party leaders are scheduled to hold a press conference today where they are expected to blast Jonathan Paton for his stand on tribal sovereignty. What prompted this was his answer on a questionnaire put out by our […]

Catching Up

All sorts of articles and links I have been meaning to comment on have come over the transom over the last few days. What better way to write a Friday morning post than to summarize…a précis, so to speak. First off, Hispanic Politico had a piece yesterday proclaiming “Tea Party Republican Tom Horne set to […]

In Patience to Abide…

Way back in 1974, Walter Mondale was mentioned as a presidential candidate. He decided against it giving as his reason his desire not to spend his nights sleeping in Holiday Inns. Folks who don’t run are allowed to complain about what a pain in the nalgas running for office is, but people actually running? Nope: […]

And Before I Forget

If any of you missed my appearance on Buckmaster yesterday, it can be found at his website. Bill Buckmaster’s other guests were Dr. Victoria Maizes and Jonathan Paton.

This Day in Lobbyists-Turned-Politicians

Well, two of our congressional candidates are getting a wee bit of blow back for their previous careers as shills…I mean hired guns…I mean necessary parts of our legislative process. Jeff Flake’s previous career as a lobbyist is a not well hidden, but seldom mentioned, part of his past. It was left off of his […]

Paton Drops Suit

I was a bit perplexed last week when I read that Jonathan Paton was suing to get one of his opponents, Gaither Martin, off of the ballot. The reason why I was perplexed was because we all saw what happened last time when he had only one, largely unknown, challenger from the right. You’d think […]