Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The political gossip rag The Yellow Sheet (subscription required) has two items on Frank(enstein) Antenori unhinged.
The first item is "The following item is rated 'R' for language":
Antenori told our reporter today that those in the political chattering class who are declaring his re-election bid DOA don’t know what they’re talking about.
“Who the f**k is Bert Coleman? I’m going to have to track this guy down,” Antenori told our reporter, referring to yesterday’s report in which Coleman accused Antenori of being out of touch with voters for hosting a border town hall in Tucson.
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“I know exactly what the voters of this district want and I’m giving it to them… The guy who is out of touch is Bert Coleman,” Antenori said.
That kinda sounds like "threatening and intimidating," Frank. You may want to reconsider your intemperate words in light of A.R.S. § 13-1202. Just sayin'.
The second item is "At least he didn't call them the 'Chamber of Commies'":
Antenori also told our reporter that Coleman’s proclamations that his campaign isn’t getting any business support are foolish, and reflect only the view of the “establishment” business community in Tucson led by auto dealer Jim Click and developer Don Diamond.
That group expects Southern Arizona legislators to do its bidding, he said, something he isn’t willing to do. “That’s why I have a hard time raising money – because I don’t do tit-for-tat. They know I cannot be bought, and they don’t like that. I’m not their little butt-boy,” he said.
Hmmm, is that gay innuendo, Frank?
While the establishment groups may not be rallying to his defense, Antenori said he expects other business groups to get behind him soon and anticipates they will throw money behind an IE campaign to ensure his re-election. “I’ve been told by several people that I can expect support from groups like the Realtors, the NFIB and a few other groups are going to help,” he said.
Antenori then directed his anger at the Tucson Chamber of Commerce, who endorsed his opponent, David Bradley, saying he got at least $7,000 in checks from business people who were upset at the decision and decided to throw their support behind him instead. He called the chamber “squishy, winy, crybaby, center-left people that don’t have any connection to business.”
He said that they didn’t endorse him because of his policies, but because they didn’t like him personally and he didn’t “kiss their asses” in the interview: “I told them that the reason the Tucson business climate sucks is because of [them]. And they got pissed off. They’re hypersensitive and they can’t handle the truth… But if you want the truth, whether you can handle it or not, I’m sorry but I’m going to give it to you.”
Antenori said that his brash style may hurt him in cases like the chamber interview, but others love him for it. He said he won’t tone it down in the competitive LD10, because that’s not who he is. “My brand is out there, I own it."
That you do, Frank. That you do.
Come November 7, Antenori said there are going to be “a lot of pissed off people” when they see that he won the election. “There will be a lot of people beating a path to my door to try and kiss and make up. They know I’m keeping score,” he said.
You may be keeping score, Frank, but the rest of us will be counting votes. Those "dirty effin' hippies" from Tucson that you so despise are going to end your reign of terror in this village.