Monday, October 31, 2011


Say goodbye to the Twilight series inspired Vampire and Werewolf Halloween costumes…they are so last year. This year’s favorite is - Zombie apparel. In fact, industry analysts have estimated over 2.5 million men, women, boys and girls dressed up as Zombies for weekend parties or to go out Trick or Treating.

The trend doesn’t surprise me because I’ve been seeing lots of them in Mesa where a pack of well-coached Zombies, dead in features, totally devoid of any sense of humor, mechanical in action, bereft of consciousness have been listlessly lining up to vote for Russell Pearce in next Tuesday’s recall election.

You can’t accuse these folks of having an open mind. No way, now how!

It doesn’t seem to faze these Zombies that their hero’s family and principal supporters had to stoop to recruiting and getting a sham candidate on the recall ballot to dilute the vote. They could care less that this sham candidate didn’t know who paid to get her on the ballot, didn’t know who was sending out her press-releases or who put up the campaign signs bearing the United Farm Workers slogan, “Sí, se puede”.

Come on, these Zombies will believe anything. Tell them the opponent stole clothing off the backs of homeless kids or that the opponent is masquerading as Judas’ Goat. You might as well be reciting the Gospel according to Russell.

Tell them enough times that LIBERAL outsiders are dropping a million dollars on the recall–and the lie registers.

It doesn’t matter that no one was able to find a single dollar in contributions from the DNC,, ACORN, Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Fund, PETA, the Sierra Club, the American Civil Liberties Union, NARAL and the Gun Control freaks that want to take away our guns.

Ignore the facts like: Less than 5% of Pearce’s money came from within his Legislative District and that less than 9% came from within Mesa, or that more than 20% came from out-of-state donors.

Contrast that with the fact that 46% of Jerry Lewis’ support came from within LD18 and 68% came from Mesa

Facts, facts…. Zombies don’t need no stinking facts. Not when they are hypnotized and marching in lockstep to a beat of “SB 1070… SB 1070…SB 1070”.

Fortunately, Zombies are just a myth. Their power is really over-rated. And their Omnipotent leaders days are numbered.

The turnout kind of tells the story of events to come. Russell Pearce, and his pack of well-coached Zombies are yesterday’s story.

There may have been a day when Russell Pearce could have filled the 13,000-seat Hohokum Stadium. But that was last year.  If you follow politics at all, you know how embarrassing it must have been to been a lifetime public servant, the President of the Arizona Senate, the author of SB 1070 and you could only manage to turn out a pitiful crowd of 300 of your family, closest friends and well-oiled lobbyists.


Mike Triggs is a former Executive Director of the Minnesota Republican Party and a Precinct Committeeman in LD8.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they did the Thriller Dance at the Rally?

--Nordine Crub