Friday, April 17, 2009

Johnson Enters to Challenge Brewer

Hold the conspiracy theory, former State Senator Karen Johnson has formed an exploratory committee for the 2010 Governor's race.  If you're not from Mesa or the East Valley, that name might not sound familiar to you.  If you're a member of the Evan Mecham Fan Club, 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Coalition, or National Bring Your Gun to School Day Volunteer, then she might just be on your email list.  

She's entered into a race even she admits is a long shot.  Although she doesn't think that her candidacy would weaken Brewer going into a general election, it certainly isn't going to help much.  Conservatives will have to ask themselves what is more important, hurting the chances of a fellow Republican for proposing a tax increase to fill a massive budget deficit, or preventing a Democrat from moving back into the 9th floor?  

I'm sure as the budget realities come to light, this will all be behind us after the summer months when the campaigns will get started.  It will be interesting to see which solution is less popular with Republicans, a temporary tax now, or borrowing and paying more later.  It's a nasty pill either way but eventually the R's will have to answer that question.

Thanks to Mesa Issues for finding the great 9/11 You Tube Video and a bunch of other good links.

Tribune Article Here.

Republic Article Here.

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

All I can say is that so long as Governor Brewer continues with her campaign to raise taxes then Republican (and Libertarian) opposition will continue to grow.

We the People of Arizona are being squeezed by this shrinking economy and are primarily concerned about themselves and their family, not about laid off government school teachers.

We the People of Arizona are being asked by their employers to work harder and don't see government school teachers having 20% larger classroom sizes as a surprising or horrifying occurrence, they think "buck up" or ship out.

We the People of Arizona have followed Karen Johnson (and respected her American values), could care less if the any alternative to the orthodox answer on 9/11 is ridiculed, could care less if Evan Mecham used the word picaninny once and then the media repeated it 1,000 times and respect Karen Johnson for safely owning and keeping a gun (and not being shy about telling the media that she does).

Karen Johnson has gumption, morals and principles in alignment with the working people of Arizona. I believe she will persevere and if Jan Brewer is Karen Johnson's only opposition she is certain to prevail (although in reality it will be Jan Brewer and the MSM against Karen Johnson).