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Friday, November 21, 2008

Bye Janet. Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you

Fellow Arizona blogger and good friend Joe Gringo reminds me that our governor is on her way out the door. Needless to say Marcie and I are dancing a jig over this one. I know, it's a selfish thing to say, but Janet Napolitano is a walking mistake. Lord knows how the morons in this state voted her in as governor the first time around, or the second time around. Our Attorney General, Terry Goddard (another Lefty know-nothing) has his eyes set on taking over as governor when the next elections come around.

The benefit we get now is that the Secretary of State, Jan Brewer, takes over when Janet leaves. But it gets even more interesting. Geraghty the Indispensable weighs in here:

Since Arizona is experiencing a budget crisis, how much of this was a desire to "get out of town" before a meltdown ruins her reputation? ... We will now have a Republican governor because the Secretary of State is Jan Brewer. Since we control both of the houses of the legislature, a lot of bills that were vetoed by Napolitano will probably pass. Personally I can't imagine the Dems giving up a governor's mansion.

The Democrats have lost their best candidate in Arizona. Napolitano was a canny politician who knew how to outflank the GOP. I think going to Washington and taking up Homeland security will not be a boon to her future political career. Several Republicans were lining up to run for governor in 2010. With Jan Brewer as an incumbent, they may modify their plans.

The top of the Arizona GOP ticket in 2010 (Brewer and McCain) should help down ticket.

In the meantime, I just glad we are getting her out of the state. Who said that the Obama Presidency would be all bad?


She's getting the Hell out of Dodge because of the budget problems she helped cause with gross mismanagement. She took a state with a $100 million surplus when she first took office and flushed it down the toilet. The state is facing a $1 billion-plus deficit. She wants out, and this is the easiest way. And for those that thought we'd be stuck with her through the end of her term, we knew she'd take the first job offered by Obama. We knew she'd be offered one because she was the first governor to loudly endorse Obama in the primaries, and she championed him in the general election.

We're hoping that Jan Brewer can turn things around. One of the few things we enjoy about Arizona is that it's a red state. (That and the friends we have here. Now, if we could just turn down the heat in the summer, it'd be a great state.) We had campaigned against Janet twice, and we weren't pleased when she won both times. (We still think that Matt Salmon should have requested a recount when he ran against her. He lost to her by .9% of the vote, 46.2 to 45.3.)

I can honestly say there aren't a lot of Arizonans we know that are going to miss this disaster of a governor. The only thing that hurts is that she's moving onto a federal post, and an important one, at that. Michelle Malkin doesn't hold back on her distaste of Janet going to DHS. Seeing Red AZ also weighs in on how bad this choice was for the nation.

But, like Geraghty's source in Arizona says "Who says the Obama presidency would be all bad?"

Publius II

1 Comments:

Blogger knowitall said...

It will be bad under the left-wing illuminati, no matter who is out the door. Obama and Hillary are still in control.

December 1, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

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