Condolences to Former Governor Symington

Our deepest condolences go out to the former Governor Fife Symington, on the loss of his father, J. Fife Symington, Jr.

One thing that caught my eye was the Arizona Republic’s reporting of the Symington loss. The headline reads, “J. Fife Symington Jr., father of ex-Ariz. governor, dies at 97.”

Why would the Republic refer to former Governor Symington as an “Ex?” Are they trying to equate him to an ex-husband or ex-boyfriend?

Regardless of what the Republic thinks of the former Governor, our prayers go out to him and his family.


  1. If anyone at all is installed as Governor, if only for 5 minutes, thereafter he is a former Governor. Assuming Ymington has inherited his father’s genes, it looks like HE will be around a lot longer than the Repugnant. Fitting.

  2. My condolences to Gov. Symington, Ann and the Symington family.

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