A beehive hairdo. No heavy makeup. And she's not a Democrat. But
in some important ways, Gov. Jan Brewer looks a lot like one of her
predecessors — Gov. Rose Mofford.
Many Americans won't see much, if any, raise in their paychecks
this year, given the struggling economy, but members of Congress
are poised to get a nice $4,700 bonus to their nearly $170,000
salary in 2009.
The soon unemployed state Senate president is looking for
Wonder who's doing the seating arrangements for this party:
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano's new gig as
Barack Obama's secretary of homeland security will
come with a nice big salary boost.
On Notebook's menu this morning: (1) the old governor, (2) the
new governor, and (3) the person who doesn't want to be
First there was Jane. Then there was Janet. Now, it's Jan.
An Arizonan may not have been elected president, but there's
still a special celebration at this year's presidential
inauguration for those of us from the Grand Canyon State.
For Arizona, the result of the presidential election creates
more questions than it answers:
Politicians have spent the past year talking until they're red,
white and blue in the face.
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl made national news this
week for a story that originated in Sunday's Arizona Daily
At least two campaigns in Arizona are getting into the whole
green movement — if you consider recycling political ads to be
Ever wonder what things would be like if kids ruled the world —
or at least the country?
We've all heard that turnout is expected to be high this year,
but apparently some people are so excited about voting they want to
do it more than just once.
In a game of "he said, she said," one of this year's legislative
candidates has been accused of having some anger-management issues.
But he says the woman pointing the finger is just plain wrong.
Because Arizona isn't tagged a battleground state by either
John McCain or Barack Obama,
there's not much campaigning going on here.
Congressional opponents Gabrielle Giffords and
Tim Bee got caught in a mini-religious war last
What better place than Sedona — known for its spiritual and
metaphysical healing powers — for Sarah Palin to
revive before her big performance at Thursday night's
vice-presidential debate in St. Louis?
Those of us who always had to sit in the front row during class
picture time, or who were picked last for basketball, can relate to
the problem vertically challenged candidates face in politics.
How does Tim Bee plan to top his visit in July from the
president of the United States?
If you want to know where congressional opponents Gabrielle
Giffords and Tim Bee stand on specific policy issues and you
aren't, let's say, a reporter — well, good luck.
If you thought those Greek columns behind Barack
Obama during his acceptance speech at the Democratic
National Convention were weird, then wrap yourself around this
Don't expect Gov. Janet Napolitano — a big
supporter of Barack Obama — to be enticed into
voting for John McCain because of his pick of
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
This year's election presents a lot of exciting firsts.
When John Kromko launched his doomed initiative
effort last year to ban "toilet-to-tap" water delivery, the city —
which opposed the plan — was suddenly inspired to strictly enforce
its ordinance restricting signs.
When John McCain joked during Saturday night's
televised interview with the Rev. Rick Warren that
he defined "rich" as someone who makes $5 million a year, he
quickly shot back with, "And I'm sure that comment will be
Arizona's next big political race is looming right around the
One Tucsonan is in and another is out (kind of) in a staff
shuffle at Gov. Janet Napolitano's office in
There's no question the outcome of the presidential race could
affect Arizona politics.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords'
vote in favor of Congress' taking a five-week hiatus has resulted
in mounting criticism from Republicans — but her aides promise the
next month won't be about lounging by the pool and sipping drinks
with little umbrellas.
So, John McCain might be trying to liken
Barack Obama to celebrities like Britney
Spears and Paris Hilton in a new TV ad,
but our Arizona senator is the one whose former home is being
listed as a celebrity property.
When President Bush dropped in last week for
Republican congressional candidate Tim
Bee, everyone wondered whether the duo
would appear together, providing the media — and Demo-crats — with
So sensitive were Republicans about information getting out
about the goings-on at the Tucson fundraiser hosted by
President Bush Friday morning, even W. himself
made sure to ask the 400 or so people at the event to turn off any
When President Bush stops in Tucson next week
to raise money for Republican Tim
Bee, he'll be welcomed into the Foothills
home of William and Jackie Bell,
a wealthy Republican couple with a palatial residence.
Republican congressional candidate Tim Bee has lost the help of
former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe in his quest to snatch Kolbe's old
Southern Arizona seat from Democratic incumbent Gabrielle
It's a lot like "Candid Camera": Political parties follow
candidates around with video cameras, waiting for them to slip up
and say something that can be used against them.
One of Tucson's most eligible bachelors is finally off the
Who doesn't need some extra protection this election season?
As tens of millions lined up last week for the release of "Sex
and the City," at least a couple of people we know couldn't have
cared less about Carrie Bradshaw and her Manolo
Now that primaries across the country are winding down, we hear
that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is poised to
endorse Barack Obama late next week.
It's the event no one really wants you to know about. But how do
you keep a party on the q.t. when the guest of honor is the leader
of the Free World?
It's been a long time since Republican Randy Graf won an
election. There was the unsuccessful primary bid against Rep. Jim
Kolbe in 2004. And after getting through a crowded primary, the
former state lawmaker lost in his match- up against Democrat
Gabrielle Giffords in 2006.
Remember when your parents would cut your allowance for slacking
off on your chores?
It's been six months since the contentious City Council race
between Democrat Rodney Glassman and Republican
Lori Oien came to a close, but there's clearly
still a hangover.
Temperatures here are rising — that's for sure. And so it seems
is the rhetoric between congressional opponents Tim
Bee and Gabrielle Giffords.
One of the most powerful Democrats in Arizona may very well be
When a couple splits, the hardest part can be divvying up the
Remember a few weeks ago, when we explained how state Rep.
Steve Farley of Tucson had to apologize for
"impugning" a fellow lawmaker on the floor of the House?
Republicans have desperately been trying to argue that
Gabrielle Giffords and Nancy
Pelosi are two peas in a pod.
With the price of just about everything skyrocketing these days,
you've gotta be anticipating that $600 "stimulus" check the federal
government is supposed be sending us.