The Arizona G.O.P. has officially become King Turd in the toilet of dirty politics. The Dems have pulled some whoppers in their time, but I’ve never seen anything as slimy as this. Granted, any left-leaning voter who pays a reasonable amount of attention will see through this and not let it sway their vote, but it’s just the intent behind it that astonishes me. The fact that this Steve May guy went through all this trouble reveals a lot about his character. And they wonder why people have such apathy about elections!
Mr. Pearcy and other drifters and homeless people were recruited onto the Green Party ballot by a Republican political operative who freely admits that their candidacies may siphon some support from the Democrats. Arizona’s Democratic Party has filed a formal complaint with local, state and federal prosecutors in an effort to have the candidates removed from the ballot, and the Green Party has urged its supporters to steer clear of the rogue candidates.
And get a load of this shit! He holds a “media event” at a Starbucks in the hipster part of town to challenge those who say these are fake candidates. Which they are.
“Did I recruit candidates? Yes,” said Mr. May, who is himself a candidate for the State Legislature, on the Republican ticket. “Are they fake candidates? No way.”
To make his point, Mr. May went by Starbucks, the gathering spot of the Mill Rats, as the frequenters of Mill Avenue are known.
“Are you fake, Benjamin?” he yelled out to Mr. Pearcy, who cried out “No,” with an expletive attached.
“Are you fake, Grandpa?” he said to Anthony Goshorn, 53, a candidate for the State Senate whose bushy white beard and paternal manner have earned him that nickname on the streets. “I’m real,” he replied.
Maybe I’m taking this too seriously, I can’t quite decicde yet.
But wait, there’s more. My buddy Troy who lives in Phoenix tells me this Steve May guy is — you guessed it — a gay Republican. Well fuck a duck, isn’t that just the icing on the fat-free Starbucks bran muffin. I did some Googling, and sure enough, he is indeed a big ol’ homo. How utterly disappointing. Is there anything quite so pathetic as a self-hating gay Republican? I mean, really. So not only is he that, but he’s pulling these ultra-scummy tricks on the public as well, hoping to cheat himself into getting a few votes.
What. An. Asshole.