Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, the author of last year's imbecilic SB 1070, an act that made it damn near criminal to even have a dark tan in the Scorpion State, is facing a recall election this November that will hopefully pitch his sorry ass out of the state legislature. Pearce has to suffer the indignity of a recall election because way too many legal voters in his district signed petitions expressing disdain for the racist windbag.
Pearce, a former deputy to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is not one to accept any form of criticism lightly. He began his whining by claiming that the committee pursuing his ouster, Citizens for a Better Arizona, has been organized by unnamed "outside interests." A report in today's Phoenix New Times states that the co-founders and members of that group are residents of the state of Arizona.
Interestingly though, Pearce, in forming his own committee to fight to save his cushy job, has gone to the suburbs of Washington, DC for his help. The Pearce propaganda arm is calling itself the Committee to Oppose the Recall Of Russell Pearce. It is the creation of Team America PAC, a lobbying group from Vienna, Virginia, and according to the Phoenix New Times "a rabidly nativist organization that just loves bashing Mexicans and supports any politician doing likewise."
The chairman of Team America PAC is former Colorado Congressman and Mexican basher extraordinaire Tom Tancredo, and its treasurer is the odious Bay Buchanan - Pat's sister. (Bay actually has a history of donning camos, loading her rifle, and wandering off into the Sonora in search of hungry and frightened landscapers, domestics, day laborers, and their children.) Neither Tancredo nor Buchanan is Arizonan in any way, shape, or form.
Here's hoping that Tancredo and Buchanan prove to be too little, too late, and too out-of-state!