Russell Pearce Can’t Shake His Ties to Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready
Disgraced, recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce’s doomed comeback campaign wants voters to buy the line that he’s all goodness and light these days, as if an entire career built on lies and hate never occurred.
Pearce arm-in-arm with baby-killer J.T. Ready in 2007.
One of the latest flyers to hit the mailboxes of Republican voters in Legislative District 25, where Pearce desperately is trying to claw his way back into the state Senate, features a huge image of a sleeping baby and an inset of a smiling Pearce feeding an infant.
What’s next, a basket of puppies?
“Tired of the negative campaigning?” it reads. “We are, too.”
Never mind that all the negativity in the LD 25 primary has emanated from Pearce. His foe, entrepreneur-turned-politician Bob Worsley, has commented little about Pearce, and then only reluctantly.
Pearce, on the other hand, has attacked Worsley in his candidate statement for the Clean Elections voter guide, as well as in mailers. The former is considered a cheap shot, because those statements usually are about the positive attributes of the candidate.
But when there’s nothing positive to convey, what’s a politico to do?