Hardly anyone remembers the mayor of Payson from over a decade or so ago. He was bellicose, controversial, divisive, loved publicity and generally people either loved or hated him with equal fervor. However, we the people and voters, survived such mercurial “leadership” and we will undoubtedly survive our current crop of elected state officials. We’ve had to endure politicians like Sam Steiger, Evan Mecham, Fife Symington, Rick Renzi, et al., and we’ll continue to strive and thrive in spite of the leaders we elect.
My point is that we have a very dysfunctional group of state lawmakers that are representing us in Phoenix right now. They can’t or won’t agree on much, they can’t pass a budget, and they avoid making many decisions that should easily be made by people of goodwill and intelligence. These lawmakers, thank goodness, will be but footnotes in the annals of our Arizona history in the not too distant future.
This too shall pass is a good way to look at our present solons and we’d do well in up and coming elections to put a premium on candidate intelligence and work ethic as opposed to any party label.
Richard K. Meszar