Friday, April 23, 2010

Jonathan Paton takes a page from the Karl Rove Cheatbook

It seems Jonathan Paton isn't just picking the pockets of Karl Rove, he is also picking Bush's brain. When a person asked on Paton's Facebook page if Rep. Giffords was supporting a move by Rep. Grijalva to strategically boycott Republican business interests in Arizona, Paton lied:


Vote Jonathan Paton
Her spokeswoman told the Yellow Sheet Report that she didn't have time to say...
about an hour ago
 Here's the screencapture:



Rep. Gifford's stand on a potential boycott has been well known since yesterday. The only explanation for Paton's deliberately misleading someone is that he is bought and paid for by the Bush/Rove machine. Jonathan Paton, with candidates like this, who needs felons?

For Matt & Trey

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Not Ready for Primetime Players, Paton Pending

Friday, April 2 found the four contenders for the Tea Bagger Republican nomination to oppose Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8) on Arizona Illustrated, the local "socialized media" outlet of television.

Jonathan Paton, one of the 'Rightastic Four', seems to have acquired a convenient case of amnesia on war strategy and history, his supposed strong points. When asked by host Bill Buckmaster about our effort in Afghanistan, Paton blundered.

[starting at 18:52] JONATHAN PATON: "You can say what you want about the past President (Bush, apparently). He at least listened to the Generals that he talked to. The current President has not listened to what the General wanted."

I guess that's true. Bush listened to his Generals except for General Anthony Zinni. Oh and then there was General Eric Shinseki. But other than those very public examples Paton is good at horseshoes.

Let's be clear because Mr. Paton will not; on Friday evening Jonathan Paton endorsed  an open-ended commitment to the notoriously corrupt government of President Hamid Karzai. Additionally, Mr. Paton shamelessly pandered to the so-called tea party movements when he questioned the prerogative of President Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief to set our nation's foreign policy during a time of war.

Mr. Paton's pander routine would be the most shameful in Arizona if it weren't for Sen. John McCain's self-immolation. Coincidentally, Mr. Paton has endorsed McCain for re-election against tea party favorite, JD Hayworth.

Maybe it's time for Paton to step out of McCain's shadow of desperation. May I suggest addressing the question "Do you support the effort to repeal the military policy known as Don't ask, don't tell?" I believe it should be debated in the Republican primary and I think Mr. Paton's Director of Communications, Daniel Scarpinato should write up Mr. Paton's debate notes. After all, having a Communication's Director who works the closet door like a Geisha works a fan might be the only way Paton can show McCain just how 'Mavericky' he really is.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Post About the Blogger Who Used the Word "Vitriol"

...without knowing what the word "vitriol" means.

Seeing Red AZ is one of the more hilarious blog nut jobs in Arizona although I'm sure it's unintentional. Even the blog name makes me chuckle.

But when your indignation is corrupted by your ignorance, well that's just precious!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

BREAKING: Jesse Kelly Signs Pledge from Out of State Lobbyists

Jesse Kelly, a Republican candidate for his party's nomination in Arizona's Eighth Congressional district, is the first of the candidates in that race to sign the Club for Growth "Repeal It" pledge.

See what Jesse Kelly would repeal for the citizens of AZ-8 here.

Jonathan Paton, you are on the clock.