All these revelations about Christine Jones’ flip-flopping and pandering on border security and immigration got us wondering if Ms. Jones may have made public statements in the past on other issues or about individuals that may come back to haunt her?
So of course, we explored the usual places – Google search, online news outlets, social media, etc – and what we found on her Twitter feed was very eye-opening.
(Side note: Let this be a lesson for anyone seeking a political job - especially one in which your statements are written in electronic concrete and the court of public opinion tries the candidate.)
Now one would think that the lead counsel for a high-profile internet company would know better than to leave comments and her digital fingerprints all over the web – especially if the thought of running for a high profile public office ever crossed her mind. Or, perhaps this lack of political online savviness reveals more about her not-ready-for-primetime capacity? Nevertheless, what we discovered contradicts what her campaign is trying to present to Republican voters.
Here’s what we found:
All along, we suspected that Christine Jones was not Tea Party material. That became evident in a series of tweets in which she ridiculed or jabbed at the movement or its leaders:
In this tweet, Jones is shocked that longtime establishment Republican Senator Richard Lugar is defeated by a Tea-Party-backed candidate (Richard Mourdock) in the Indiana GOP Primary:
Jones also let us know how she felt about former Alaska Governor, VP candidate and Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin when she tweeted this in response to another tweet:
Jones’ tweet essentially ridicules Sarah Palin’s educational background and her capacity to lead.
In this next tweet, Jones tells us what she thinks about Ron Paul and his supporters:
And we know now that she is no fan of conservative talk show icon Rush Limbaugh when she affirmed Anderson Cooper’s shot at him:
Then there’s Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio who she rolled her eyes when she tweeted this:
And to add on to some prior posts, here’s what Jones said about Governor Brewer deciding on the fate of SB1070:
But wait! There’s more!
Did you know that as early as December, 2009 and January, 2010, Jones was advocating for repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and passage of gay marriage? Here’s a tweet in which she engaged John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain in a conversation over same sex marriage.
What flows out from the use of a Twitter handle reveals what flow forth from the heart of a potential gubernatorial candidate. Christine Jones is not who she says she is and conservative Republicans should heed the words tweeted from this candidate before she fools voters and leads Arizona in the wrong direction.