Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
In this blog's new series, "Questions for Martha McSally," we have posed questions to the McSally campaign about her positions on current hot topics -- I am not going to give her a free pass until after the primary election is over like our local media did in 2012.
The McSally campaign is hiding in the bunker, refusing to answer the written interrogatories that this blog has posed to her campaign. I think we have been more than fair. With written interrogatories, it's not like we are springing "gotcha" questions on her for which she is unprepared to answer. She has the time to research her answer and to provide a cogent, thoughtful response to reach out to as many voters as possible. She should take that opportunity.
Perhaps her GOP primary opponents will be able to coax a response out of McSally. The political gossip rag Yellow Sheet Reports (subscription required) reported that Ed Martin, an occasional fill-in radio host for radio talk show host Jon Justice and a former press secretary to U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-NY) is considering running, as well as Shelley Kais, President of Kais E Systems, Inc., who worked for the McSally campaign during the special election to fill Congresswoman Giffords’ seat, who has already formed an exploratory committee.
NO CAKEWALK FOR MCSALLY IN CD2 (Yellow Sheets):
While Martin has taken a couple of jabs at McSally on his blog, questioning her conservative credentials and referring to her as the Washington establishment’s candidate, Kais said she is friendly with McSally and won’t turn the GOP primary into a bitter fight. “I think everyone will be very disappointed if they’re counting on me to create a bitter primary,” she said.
Kais said she talked to both Martin and McSally about her decision to explore a run for office, and McSally took the news well. “It probably wasn’t the decision that she would like, but she was very respectful, very gracious and very kind,” Kais said. Meanwhile, one southern Arizona Republican said Martin will almost definitely enter the race and would be a formidable candidate.
Martin recently held a big meeting of his possible campaign team, including several old-time Republicans from back East, and a large contingency of former Jesse Kelly supporters, the source said, adding that Martin has longtime political connections in New York and in Washington, D.C. “He’s going to give [McSally] a run for her money,” the source said.
Martin is questioning McSally's conservative credentials? Hmmm, I wonder whether those "Kelly's Heroes" on his team recall this guest opinion from Ed Martin in the Tucson Citizen on April 6, 2009 -- at the moment the Tea Party was first being hyped by the conservative media entetainment complex -- in which Mr. Martin had occasionally thoughtful and respectful things to say about President Obama. I didn’t vote for Obama, but I support him:
Make no mistake, I want President Obama to succeed in keeping us safe, restoring confidence in the markets, encouraging capital formation so investment will create jobs, and ending the polarization that created a wave of ideological intolerance that he helped ride into the White House.
Obama is my president, and I will continue to fly the American flag despite the fact that my neighbor has stopped flying his.
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I certainly hope Obama is sincere in wanting to end this type of polarization and will encourage, not ridicule or discount, differing opinions and analysis. This, after all, is essential to our constitutional system of checks and balances.
Well, that's just crazy talk to teabaggers. President Obama is a Kenyan Marxist secret Muslim, dontcha know! Show us the long-form birth certificate!