Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS: Immigration Reform Debate Cooperates, Sen. Flake Available To Pinch Hit For Diamondbacks Today

Backup Diamondbacks infielder Eric Hinske served his one-game suspension for the Arizona-Los Angeles kerfuffle, and is available to pinch hit tonight (4:05, Arizona Time) against the Washington Nationals.  Likewise, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has served his time this week in the ongoing comprehensive immigration reform kerfuffle, but is available to be BACK* at Nationals Park when the first pitch is thrown.

Perhaps unfortunately for the D'Backs though, Flake will be up in one of the luxury suites.  As Arizona's Politics noted last month, the first-term Senator - in the first year of his six-year term - is holding a re-election fundraiser at today's baseball game.

Here's the attempt at song (re-)writing that we made last month.  (Just in case you did not have the opportunity to mock it then.):

Take Flake out to the ball game,
Take along a lobbyist or two,
Give him more'n peanuts and Cracker Jack,
You don't care that its for 20-18.
Let's root, root, root for immigration reform,
If it stalls in the House it's a shame.
For it's ONE, TWO thousand, not more, 
At the old fund raiser!

Again, let us know if you see the Senator there and if you see whether the fundraiser attendees are wearing Arizona or Washington gear!

* As the accompanying picture shows, Flake took his swings and played 3rd base at Nationals Park earlier this month.

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