Russell Pearce’s Lame Attempts to Rehabilitate His Image, Part I
With the November 8 recall election advancing on him like an out-of-control semi, state Senate President Russell Pearce is attempting to morph himself into an honorable man, a practical politician and rehabilitator of Arizona’s economic fortunes, all in a lame attempt to spare himself from the wrath of the voters.
This desperate propaganda project extends to letters, rewritten bios, shills trumpeting his “accomplishments,” and so forth. And since rebutting these various canards takes a little time, I hereby inaugurate an ongoing series doing just that, taking them all on, one by one.
The first I will address is this ridiculous press release just sent out on Pearce’s behalf by the Senate Republican staff. In it, Pearce claims that a surprise bump in state revenues is directly attributable to the fictional “balanced budget” enacted by the Republican Legislature.