by David Safier
Looks like our Republican legislators and the governor are fighting among themselves, over a she-said/she-didn't-say issue. The Capitol Times (subscription only) has a detailed description of the fight.
Antenori and some other R Senators (Michelle Reagan? Sylvia Allen?) were reluctant to oust Mathis, but they went along when they were "assured" by Brewer she would call a special session to schedule a vote to get rid of the redistricting commission so the Republicans could have their way with the maps without all those Democrats and Independents gumming up the works.
Brewer says she kinda told them she might call the session, but she didn't promise. Here's my favorite part. The reluctant Rs were fooled by the same tactic they love to use, which is to put the football in front of Charlie Brown, kinda promising to leave it there, then pulling it away at the last moment.
"But we believed you!" the spurned Republicans are wailing.
Now the complainers are accusing Brewer of stalling on the special session -- they want the deal done by November 30 -- before it's too late.
Children, children, please don't fight fight among yourselves.