Watching the whole September 11th Memorial fiasco take place reminds me of the whole Eddie Basha implosion during the 1994 gubernatorial race against Fife Symington. For those who were involved in Arizona politics, a little history reminder. Eddie Basha and Fife Symington both participated in a radio debate during the campaign leading up to the General Election in 1994. When Eddie was called on the mat on the issue of homosexual marriage, he responded that he supported it. That was the beginning of the end for Eddie Basha.
Within the last week, Janet Napolitano has managed to walk her way into a minefield over the issue of the 9/11 memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza.
This debate would not be taking place if it were not for the astute work of political blogger extroardinaire Greg Patterson at EspressoPundit who broke the story late last week. Now, the story has gone national and has become a political albatross or should I say ring around Janet Napolitano’s neck.
Even the Arizona Republican Party has launched a new ad pointing out the controversy.
Look for the possibility of things to escalate as the legislature considers calling a special session to take action against the memorial. Maybe they ought to discuss the renaming of mountains in the same session?