Thursday, May 16, 2013

BREAKING and READ: Recall Arpaio Group's Plug-Pulling Statement; Group Scrubs News On Its Facebook Page

Arizona's Politics reported earlier that the group attempting to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was pulling the plug on paid petition circulating.  Arizona's Politics posted the link on Respect Arizona's  ("RA's") Facebook page, so that volunteer (and paid) circulators would know of and understand this development;  not only did RA delete the link, but it deleted its recent posts exhorting volunteers and donors to step up.

Here is the text of the news release just sent out by RA:  On behalf of Respect Arizona, I am writing to inform you that we have halted the paid component of the petition circulating effort to recall Sheriff Arpaio. “Unfortunately, donors who had initially lined up to fund the final push have changed their mind. Unless other donors step up, with 14 days to go we must now rely exclusively on volunteers to collect the remaining signatures needed to recall Sheriff Arpaio. The absence of a viable candidate to defeat Sheriff Arpaio caused them to hesitate and reconsider” stated Lilia Alvarez, Co-Founder and Campaign Manager of Respect Arizona.

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Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe isn't going anywhere for a very long time. Respect Arizona doesn't respect the Maricopa county voters who elected him for the 6th time. Instead, they insulted our intelligence and right to choose by saying that we were uniformed voters... and yet spew the same garbage that we heard all summer long before we made our choice. There was no new problem with Joe's performance. There was nothing new to be concerned about. There was parroting the "400 sex crimes" and "abuse in the jails" and "costing the taxpayers money in lawsuits"... as if none of those things occur in other law enforcement agencies. They claim so much concern for the children involved in those '400 sex crimes' yet there is not one word from them about the 2800 crimes that were mishandled by Phoenix PD. The recall people don't respect or even care about Arizona voters. Their only concern is getting rid of one of the few in law enforcement who will do the job that the voters keep re-electing him to do. That's why we will keep our Sheriff Joe. GO JOE! VIVA 1070!

Anonymous said...

Good News! Now we can focus on defeating the "Gang of Eight" Illegal Alien AmNASTY bullcrap!

Smokey Behr said...

The way I read RA's statement is, "We're running out of money for our paid schills, and our donors know that we're beating a dead horse, so they're pulling the plug on funding. If we can't get more suckers to gather signatures for us, we're screwed."