Senator Russell Pearce defends wife beater, Scott Bundgaard. Bundgaard should step down or be recalled.Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
The Arizona Republic wrote:
Senate GOP should be ashamed of standing by Scott Bundgaard
And we are left to ponder why Aubry Ballard turned up bruised and police noted signs of domestic violence (on both of them) during their by-now-infamous freeway fight on Feb. 25.
The one thing we aren’t left to ponder is why Bundgaard thought he could invoke immunity, lie about it and get away with it.
Because he has.
Senate Republicans decided that he is, still, the man to lead them. Or Senate President Russell Pearce decided it, and they just all went along like sheep because they owe him or they’re scared of him.
Bundgaard on Tuesday said that he would have stepped aside had his fellow Republicans wanted him to and pronounced himself “grateful for my caucus members who are willing to wait (until) the facts are released and willing to wait for the judicial process to take its course.”
As if fitness to serve in a leadership post turns on whether you committed a crime
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/03/09/20110309roberts0309.html#ixzz1G7jrvze7
I am amazed that Bundgaard said that he would have stepped aside if fellow Republicans wanted him to. So why isn’t Russell Pearce doing the noble thing and asking Bundgaard to step aside? Is it because Russell Pearce beat his wife, too? What about Pearce’s son — Josh Pearce (who happens to have a neo-nazi eagle tattoo on his neck) and is charged for beating up his kid.
Get the picture I am painting? Arizona is a mess! We have a bunch of neo-nazi loving, wife-beating, racial profiling folks on the loose here. And when the opportunity presents itself for Russell Pearce to tell Bundgaard to step down, he instead chooses to look away.
I feel like I’m in the twilight zone, and when I moved here in 2006 from Kansas…..I find myself looking for those red ruby slippers.
The hate that is coupled with extremist Senators who are out of control is obvious.