Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Governor Calls Arizona A State Of Losers?
OK, it wasn't exactly like that but, at the Democratic National Convention, Janet Napolitano (the governor of Arizona) stands up and states that: "Barry Goldwater ran for president and he lost. Mo Udall ran for president. He lost. Bruce Babbit ran for president. And he lost. Speaking for myself, and for at least this coming election, this is one Arizona tradition I’d like to see continue." I know that's only supposed to be a cheap shot at Republicans, but it's hard to listen to that and not hear "Arizona is a state of losers and failures. Let's keep it that way." It just seems that our governor has no respect for the history and accomplishments of Arizona. We've done some great things in this state but all the governor can come up with is that she hopes Arizonans keep losing. Thanks.
That's not even the end of it. She then goes on to criticize McCain on the economy. That's great coming from a governor whose policies put Arizona $2 billion in the hole and her solution is just to borrow money and raise taxes. Who doesn't understand the economy?
It seems to me that our governor and the whole Democrat National Convention is all about rhetoric and nothing of substance. I suppose the Republican National Convention will be the same way but that only makes it more disappointing. Will we ever see real substance in politics?