Sunday, February 11, 2007
Randy Pullen Mythbusters
Just thought I'd throw a couple of these out there:
1. Myth- If Randy Pullen is elected he will hire [insert favorite boogeyman] as the executive director as an outrageous political payback.
Truth- Sean McCaffrey is hardly a result of croneyism in any form. In fact he is probably one of the best hires that could have been made under the circumstances.
2. Myth- Pullen brought in Duncan Hunter as a slap in the face to John McCain and to sneer at "moderate" Republicans.
Truth- Hunter was actually rescheduled from a scheduling conflict that occurred last fall, long before Pullen took office. Guiliani is in negotiations currently for a fund raiser coming up soon, as is Romney for a return for later in the year. McCain is tentatively scheduled for the end of the year or the beginning of the next. All candidates are looking to get an equal shot.
3. Myth - If Randy Pullen wins election, he will not do anything for anyone outside of Maricopa County.
Truth- Randy Pullen attended a District 26 meeting right here in Pima county three weeks after being elected. For comparison's sake, Matt Salmon canceled all three trips he was to officially make to district 26 and didn't make it once during his entire tenure. Not a shot at Matt so much as a kudos to Pullen.
So here we are. Many of the disastrous things that were predicted have not happened or were just plain made up, our party is still holding together, and in some areas, a change may in fact be a good thing. If there are other things that anyone feels that Randy Pullen needs to do that involve specific, grounded complaints or observations that are not simply baseless accusations, we would be happy to investigate and report on them, but the previous hysteria seems a little old and. . .
Posted by Framer at 9:50 PM