If a state can have a bowel movement, Arizona is about to experience a doozy!
Governor Jan Brewer announced today that she will not seek re-election this year, thus clearing the way for a tumultuous primary battle with a squad of other Republican nincompoops who will be slinging mud and javelina manure at each other in a grand effort to keep Arizona crazy.
Actually, poor old Jan could not have run anyway, so her decision not to is meaningless. The Arizona constitution, which was written by God, decrees that no individual can serve more than two terms as governor. Jan came into office when our last real governor, Janet Napolitano, resigned the office to become Secretary of Homeland Security. Brewer served the remainder of that term and was then elected to a full term. For the past year Governor Brewer has been yapping like a feral Maryvale chihuahua that the first term did not count because it was not "her" term and she did not serve the entire term.
She yapped, and yapped, and yapped - but a groundswell of public support never arose, so today the astute politician chose to magnanimously decline to run for re-election.
(I did see a trial balloon floated on the Internet this morning suggesting that Governor Brewer might now focus on running for President. Please God, let that happen!)
In addition to all of the Arizona nincompoops trying to elbow their way into the governor's office, Hollywood has-been Steven Seagal also indicated that he would like to be governor of Arizona. Seagal, who once killed an innocent dog with Joe Arpaio's military tank, would make a colorful candidate and help to insure Arizona's continuing place as a national laughingstock.
Break out the root beer and popcorn. It looks like it's gearing up to be a fun summer in the Scorpion State!