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More Reactions to AZ Anti-Marriage Amendment Fiasco

Jim Burroway

June 30th, 2008

I like the way “Tedski” at the Arizona political blog Rum Romanism and Rebellion thinks, probably because I myself in almost perfect agreement with his reaction to Arizona Senate President Tim Bee’s disgraceful performance in the closing hours of the legislative session:

Tim BeeOn the other hand, there was the leadership that he applied to the gay marriage referendum. He went back and forth on this one. For example, he was one of the main sponsors of the legislation, but delayed the vote in the hopes that time would run out and it would never actually be presented. This back and forth was so public that it didn’t fool anyone. He even pulled a Marion McClure on this, giving an impassioned speech that seemed to be against the bill then casting the deciding vote for the darned thing.

Apparently, he then disappeared into his office to “compose” himself for about an hour.

Now, that’s leadership.

My take on Bee’s performance is here. Is this the man we’re supposed to send to Congress? If he can’t stand up to Cathi Herrod at the Center for Arizona Policy, how can we expect him to stand up to lobbyists in Washington?

By now it should be obvious to anyone paying attention that his political career is toast. Good thing he has his brother’s Bee Line school bus service to go back to.

Tedski closes with this:

Say, what does Bee’s campaign chair, Jim Kolbe, think of all this?

Yeah! That what I want to know!



June 30th, 2008 | LINK

The click sounds you hear is coming from Bee.

July 6th, 2008 | LINK

Thanks for the shout out…but one thing…it’s “Tedski” not “Tedsky”…it ain’t Russian.

But, I’ve been an avid reader of your blog, so I am honored to have the mention.

Jim Burroway
July 7th, 2008 | LINK

Sorry ’bout that.

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