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Arizona, Kansas Follow SCOTUS Voter ID Ruling With Narrow Vote Suppression Plan, Announce ‘La-La-La I Can’t Hear You’

Well, Wonketteers, did we ever jump the gun back in June! We went and celebrated the Supreme Court’s smackdown of Arizona’s dumb voter-registration law, which required people to show a photo ID in order to register to vote. Basically, the SCOTUS held that states can’t have more restrictive registration requirements than federal law, and since the 1993 National Voter Registration Act only required people to swear they’re citizens, Arizona’s 2004 law, called Proposition 200, was invalid. A similar restriction in Kansas was thrown out by the same ruling. But in a charming illustration of that line from Jurassic Park, “Slimy vote-suppressing racism finds a way,” both those states have figured out a nifty catch: Since the ruling only covers voting in federal elections, they can still require a photo ID for state and local elections. A wave of the 10th Amendment wand, and wallah! Out of the hat jumps a two-tiered voting system! Read more on Arizona, Kansas Follow SCOTUS Voter ID Ruling With Narrow Vote Suppression Plan, Announce ‘La-La-La I Can’t Hear You’…
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Jan Brewer Is Your New Mark Sanford Of Unexplained Weird (Sex?) Trips

Lady Governess Janice Brewer of Arizona has left her state on “official business.” Well, let’s be fair: Grand Dame Brewer has left her state for completely unexplained reasons, during which she failed to certify election results, and will be back Saturday, so shut up. Gov. Jan Brewer has taken a nearly week-long out-of-state work trip that was shrouded in secrecy Monday as she skipped an event to certify election ballots and her spokesman refused to disclose her location. Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson said in a brief email to The Associated Press that Brewer was unavailable to participate in the general election canvass Monday morning because she was out of the state on official business. “That is all I can disclose at this time,” Benson added. Now, you might be reminded of South Carolina Republican lothario Gov. Mark Sanford, who cold boned an Argentinian lady for a while, but pretended he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail” instead when he wanted to leave South Carolina for a while to go have rich sex with her.  Is Jan Brewer going on a sex binge the likes of which Arizona has never seen before?  Read more on Jan Brewer Is Your New Mark Sanford Of Unexplained Weird (Sex?) Trips…
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AZ Secretary of State Won’t Even Bother Verifying Romney’s Bogus Birth Certificate

Dignified constituent-servicer Ken Bennett, Arizona’s Secretary of State, went through all sorts of unnecessary hoops to “verify” President Obama’s birth certificate for a ten-millionth time after Sheriff Joe and Joseph Farah and TWELVE HUNDRED CONSTITUENTS demanded he do so. He takes the oath of office very seriously, folks. So seriously that he promised to run Mitt Romney’s birth certificate, which we saw this week and which is clearly bullshit because c’mon, just look at it, through the exact same verification process. But now he’s reneging on that pledge that because, uh, Sheriff Joe or some other idiot authority figure hasn’t pretended to raise any issues with Romney’s certificate yet. Why is Ken Bennett ignoring the calls of Arizonans Arizona-wide to verify Mitt Romney’s birth certificate? He must really hate his constituents. Read more on AZ Secretary of State Won’t Even Bother Verifying Romney’s Bogus Birth Certificate…
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Let’s Classify This AZ Secretary of State’s Birther Email Demands As ‘Comedy Gold’

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has been in hot pursuit of extra-double email verification from the Hawaii government of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Bennett made a pledge to the state’s voters — no extra-double email verification, no Obama on the ballot. What’s the big deal, haters? He’s only seeking this unique extra verification because serious, trustworthy sages such as Jerome Corsi and Joe Arpaio and his 1,200 worst constituents told him it was necessary. It is his duty, to get the birth certificate. Again. For just Obama. It is not pandering, he promises. (Sadly for him, the only other explanation besides pandering would be that he’s a genuine warm-blooded idiot.) Now who wants to read his emails with Hawaii officials where he can’t offer them a valid statutory need for his request and so turns to whining instead? Oh, please let this play out for a while, please please please! Read more on Let’s Classify This AZ Secretary of State’s Birther Email Demands As ‘Comedy Gold’…
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Obama May Not Make The Arizona Ballot For Usual Stupid Arizona Reasons

Your Wonkette is going to write a fun sentence and it is going to be true. Arizona’s Secretary of State has threatened not to put President of the United States of America Barack Obama on the ballot this fall because (a) he had a persuasive chit-chat with World Net Daily arch-grifter Jerome Corsi and (b) “he got more than 1,200 emails” demanding he look into the president’s birth certificate after Joe Arpaio’s “investigation” came out. This is the current power system in Arizona, folks. This is how things are done now. We’re tempted to declare the devolution complete and finally throw that big State of Nature parade in the blood-soaked hellscape streets of outer Phoenix, but maybe it’s too soon. They’ll do something dumber, eventually. They always do. Christ, Arizona. Stop hitting yourself. Read more on Obama May Not Make The Arizona Ballot For Usual Stupid Arizona Reasons…