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.
I heard this guy interviewed on All Things Considered yesterday. He was swearing that these homeless people were good friends of his that were just interested in taking part in the political process, all while using dog-whistles like “Democrat Party”. Even Robert Siegel was having a hard time not giggling at him.
Perfect timing! Voting the bums out of office is cliche and only gives us different bums to vote out of office.
Now, the Arizona GOP is letting people vote bums into office. Its new, its hip, it streamlines the political process, and will probably result in the greatest investment in public works since Roosevelt the Younger.
Thing about it…
-A new national deposit on recycling, several cents greater than the ones in some states now.
-Improved public restrooms, now outfitted with showers.
-A nationwide public transportation system, with sleeper cars and seats.
-Incentives to make the American dollar more widely circulated.
-Finally, a return not the distinguished statesman of olden days, but to the distinguished facial hair of the olden days. Beards and sideburns are back, baby!
Oh wait, Green Party? Thats unfortunate, this will never take off.
That was a good interview. He’s definitely post-partisan, as he says, but probably not in the way he means. Maybe meta partisan would be more accurate. What exactly does naming them “Democrat” vs “Democratic” accomplish, out of curiosity?