#1. Senate President Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, who the Fiesta Bowl report says accepted tickets and took several trips including the Dallas trip at bowl expense, continued to dodge media requests for comment Thursday, appearing only briefly on the Senate floor. He did not return calls or answer e-mails seeking an interview.
#2. Senate President Russell Pearce said Friday that he has never accepted free tickets to football games from Fiesta Bowl representatives, a statement that conflicts with an investigative report released earlier this week.And my personal favorite:
Pearce's comments come as several of his fellow lawmakers have rushed to reimburse the Fiesta Bowl for game tickets they accepted while participating in cross-country junkets paid for by the bowl and its representatives.
#3. Pearce declined comment but said as he walked away from TV reporters that he "never took anything they didn't offer everybody."
There's that skill with the media that's so common among Arizona's "conservatives". Lie. Avoid. Obfuscate.