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Friday, April 2, 2010

Race For Az Attorney General Getting Interesting

Earlier today, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced his resignation, declaring that he'll quit the office to run for Arizona Attorney General. 
But the county's general counsel, Wade Swanson, followed up on that announcement with a pointed letter suggesting that Thomas is hardly ready to be the state's top law enforcement officer: Dude can't even follow the law, Swanson notes, on how to resign his post.

Not a good start for someone wanting to lead our State 
as the top Attorney

As Swanson writes, state law requires that county officers must make their resignations to the chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
But Thomas -- either out of sloppiness or an unwillingness to so much as acknowledge his nemeses on the board of supervisors -- made his resignation to the clerk of the board instead.

Suffice it to say, the supervisors were all too willing to accept it anyway.

I hope for his sake he wins the election! Not really, I plan to vote for one of the three candidates from the Democratic ticket :) And speaking of which, It seems Mr Thomas created such a stir that all three Democratic candidates for Az Attorney General got together and released a joint statement regarding his candidacy.

In a prepared statement issued via the state Democratic Party, candidates David Lujan, Felecia Rotellini, and Vince Rabago sharpened their knives and salivated at the thought of taking on Thomas.

Okay, not literally, but their statement surely gives a taste of things to come:

It's rather fitting this was announced on April Fool's Day. After forcing Arizonans to endure his costly and ethically bankrupt legal battle with county officials, Andrew Thomas now has the nerve to ask voters for a promotion. He talks as if he's tough on crime, but his actions reveal a politician who cares more about pursuing his own political vendettas than about keeping our streets safe from violent criminals. Arizonans want their law-enforcement officials to spend tax dollars wisely and keep criminals off our streets. Andrew Thomas has failed on both counts.

For the complete story please go to 
Leave it to the guy behind the silliest racketeering lawsuit in the history of racketeering lawsuits to screw up his own resignation. Via Sarah Fenske

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