Heeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Janet!

Watch Janet Napolitano at the Democratic National Convention by clicking here. We’ll have more to write after her remarks…

Well, Janet Napolitano just concluded her remarks in about 7 minutes and really did not say much.

JaNo started off by citing the list of prominent Arizonans who ran for President and lost – Goldwater, Udall, and Babbit. The dig at McCain came when she stated that these losses were a tradition that she hoped would continue.

JaNo then revisited a quote about John McCain not understanding economics. Considering she just committed the next generation of Arizonans to more debt, she may want to reconsider the hypocrisy of her statement. But then again, she’s probably hoping to hitch a ride into a seat on Obama’s cabinet.

Overall, JaNo delivered her standard deep-voiced bray seeking to get the herd of ungulates, Equus asinus, into motion.

AZ Supreme Court denies TIME

The Arizona Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that the TIME and the state trust land initiatives waited too long to appeal, and will not be on the ballot in November.

The question is now when will Emily (Bittner) DeRose accuse the state Supreme Court of being in on the conspiracy.

Behind the Scenes in LD-18

Thoughts on Mesa has posted a fairly detailed account of what’s really going on behind the scenes with the legislative district 18 race and how certain members of the LDS community are courting leaders in the Hispanic community mainly, The Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens (MAHC).

Their goal? To elect “kinder and gentler” Mormons to the State Legislature in order to push through anti-employer sanction legislation.

Thoughts on Mesa also continues on the speculation that Kevin Gibbons and Steve Court have been running as a defacto team although neither will admit to it. However, campaign finance reports reflect a different story with some of the same donors making contributions to both candidates.

The Bishop responds to the Speaker

The Archbishop of Denver, Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput has responded to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s incorrect remarks about the Catholic Church’s position on abortion and life. You can read the letter at this link (PDF.)

Chaput’s letter is clear and well written so it is hard to pick out the best line. Here is a good one.

Abortion kills an unborn, developing human life. It is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it. Catholics who make excuses for it – whether they’re famous or not – fool only themselves and abuse the fidelity of those Catholics who do sincerely seek to follow the Gospel and live their Catholic faith.