Former Senator Jon Kyl Will Fill-In as Interim Arizona Senator Through This Congressional Year….

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl retired in 2013.  Today he was appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to fill-in the absent Arizona Senate Seat formerly occupied by John McCain. Kyl has accepted the interim Senate seat only through this congressional session ending in January 2019.

Due to party political considerations; due to the overall corrupt ideology of the Arizona GOPe political apparatus; and due the customary illusion of choice; Arizona is not holding an election for a permanent replacement until 2020. Without Kyl agreeing to an extension, that means Arizona will have another interim Senator appointed for the next congressional year, beginning January 2019.

Now things make sense. This plan has obviously been in place for a while. Senator Jon Kyl was the Republican whip for a number of years in the senate, and also served as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s guide taking Kavanaugh through the confirmation meetings with current senators.

The corrupt GOPe apparatus, State and Federal writ large – along with the corrupt McCain clan obviously pre-planned this appointment, and Kyl was selected to be Kavanaugh’s handler as part of his GOPe reintroduction.

Very swampy…. just like McCain.

This is why I call this GOPe clan ‘Decepticons’. They too are waiting to see if President Trump can hold congressional majorities before taking further steps.

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245 Responses to Former Senator Jon Kyl Will Fill-In as Interim Arizona Senator Through This Congressional Year….

  1. Tiffthis says:

    Swampy indeed. Thanks for explaining why AZ won’t see an election till 2020…

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    • mikebrezzze says:

      Arizona sucks, Phoenix is the USA capitol to the Mexican cartels!

      Liked by 14 people

      • Kenji says:

        I guess the (formerly conservative) Sun City residents have become addicted to cheap, illegal help around the house. Who wants to pay a “living wage” to a gardener who power washes the rock landscape?

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        • CarolynH says:

          Have any of you commenting on AZ ever been here? Power washing rocks!! Give me a break!

          Liked by 7 people

          • listingstarboard says:

            If you lived in AZ you would know water is not wasted on powerwashing rocks.

            Liked by 5 people

          • BayouKiki says:

            I have been there and all I could think of was how much water had to be used to keep the desert green!

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            • G-man says:

              Hey Einstein, The desert is not green. That is why it is called a desert.

              Liked by 1 person

              • sat0422 says:

                Been to Phoenix many time and saw lots of years that use rocks instead of grass. Makes sense to me.
                I also have been to Southern Nevada many times and even owned a house there. The fact that they keep building and expanding is mind boggling to me. The water supply is getting shorter every year. ??? Go figure.

                Now I can support Jon Kyle stepping in as an interim Senator.
                Just look how ignorant the governor of Mississippi was. Gov. Bryant reached down into the dumpster and named a former Democrat woman to fill the seat of 40+ year veteran Thad Cochran.
                There are many conservative Republicans living in and around the capital of Mississippi and not one of them was sent to Washington.
                Bryant must have been having a senior moment. Now, we have a very heated Senate race between two Republicans and one veteran Democrat. Of the Republicans, one is a reformed Democrat and one is hated by the establishment (a good pick in my opinion.)
                It will be interesting to see if Mitch McConnell and the swamp rats can buy this election like they have done in Mississippi before. Shame on Gov. Bryant.

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            • Donna in AZ says:

              GREEN? Whereabouts in Arizona do you visit the dominant color is Arizona desert sand

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              • The entire northern section of AZ is alpine forest. I just moved to NC from there after living there for 7 years. You can even snow ski in AZ.

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                • sat0422 says:

                  Yep, I have spent a lot of time in Flagstaff and you can die in a snow storm there also. My daughter lived there and the snow and cold were miserable. AZ is a wonderful state from a geography standpoint. It changes dramatically when you start at the Mexico border and go north. I love the plateau area of Show Low (sp?) also – it is north east of Phoenix. Nothing like Prescott either.

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            • GB Bari says:

              Yep. My sister moved to Albuquerque two years ago and is nonplussed by the cost of municipal water. Nonetheless, so many of the houses in many areas of that city have green grass in part of their yards, something only possible by costly watering. She had grass removed from her backyard yard and zeroscaped it like the front yard. Very little water needed.

              This year they got above average rainfall so that has relieved some water usage. But she’s been to Phoenix a few times and saw similar artificially maintained lawns in several upscale areas.

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              • Your Tour Guide says:

                Decades ago people with severe allergies moved to Arizona.
                Much less grasses, pollin. I’ve heard this no longer applies in
                the more populated areas of Arizona. Too many retirees that
                had to have their lawns in the desert.

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          • Plain Jane says:

            That was a joke. Hyperbole.

            Liked by 4 people

        • Dave says:

          When the Feds wouldn’t enforce the immigration laws, AZ tried doing it at the State level but got slapped down by the Federal courts.

          Liked by 6 people

        • Plain Jane says:

          LOL. Good one Kenji.

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        • elle s says:

          Since AZ and water was brought up, here are some GREAT facts. http://www.arizonawaterfacts.com/news/arizonas-historic-groundwater-management-act-1980

          Cheers!

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        • Chieftain says:

          I thought Sun City was filled with early union retirees?

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        • Ken Lawson says:

          They never were really conservative. They are GOPe and believe in “the Party” and don’t look closely at the candidate. There are a lot of retirees that are mostly concerned that they get to keep their Social Security and they are very easy to scare by telling them a real conservative will take that away. That’s why Arizona so often elects GOPe and not conservatives.

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        • RuthinAZ says:

          They are addicted to prescription medication, are shallow and self-absorbed. I have lived next to that community for decades and have nothing in common with them except the state we live in and our age group.

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      • CarolynH says:

        Quite the opposite, we’re still a red state..and our voters passed a slew of props to deal with illegals and the birder, and Obama sued us up the ying yang. You have an issue with what we deal with here, take it up with DC. Not voters in AZ, we tried to do the right thing!!!

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        • MB224 says:

          Thanks for the real intel Carolyn. It’s always best to have first hand information.

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        • Dobegirl says:

          Yes CarolynH, I remember that real well.
          Obama brought the UN in and sided with Mexico, against our own states.
          I hope you can help get “red” voters out this time.
          PDJT will be on your side, not against you like Obama was.
          Now is your chance.

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          • CarolynH says:

            Mohave County where I am is very red. We went 78% for Trump in the 2016 election. The issue here is on the border. We have voter ID here, everyone has to hand the clerk their driver license and voter ID – which have to match – and you have to recite back your birthdate and your legal address and if they don’t match, you don’t vote, but we keep hearing down on the border a lot of the people totally ignore this and there is illegal voting – also a lot of stacks of ballots dropped off in places like Yuma late on election day. The last two elections [2016 and last week] Maricopa County [Sheriff Joe’s old stomping grounds] has been a disaster with bad electronic voting machines, people not showing up to handle the voters, etc.. we use optical scanners up here and everything goes smooth as can be.

            There is another issue in AZ when it comes to voting – and has nothing to do with the border, but with the fact of our weather, this time of year when the primaries are held only people who have to be here are – everyone else is off traveling to cooler climates.. they are all here in November as a rule [except the snowbirds from Canada, etc.] and our 3 major universities are just now starting back up [we return to school in August in AZ], so all the college kids are here to organize and vote in November, not so much in August primary time…

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            • listingstarboard says:

              Hi Fellow Mohave Countian! Yeah we up here are strongly Red–FOAD Sasha baron Cohen!! Another problem in AZ is the influx of Californians and other transplants who bring their liberal values with them–looking at you Flagstaff.

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              • CarolynH says:

                Not just Flagstaff, Prescott! But I know some fellow former Californians who have moved up there and are conservative. Flagstaff always strikes me as the home of the left over hippy generation – love to visit there, not sure I’d want to live there, though.

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              • Zabadak says:

                The exact reason why my family left NH. All of the liberals from MA moved up to NH because they ruined MA and since have done the same to NH. NH back in the day was very, very conservative up until Hugh Gallen was elected governor. I will always remember the headline of the MANCHESTER UNION LEADER the following day: “Taxes by the Gallen”. It’s been all downhill since. No state sales tax or state income tax but property taxes make up for it.

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              • Pegm says:

                This conservative couple is looking at Arizona to relocate, sick to death of our corrupt politicians passing insane laws they themselves will not have to abide by.

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            • Dennis Leonard says:

              All college kids can vote,even out of state?Your SOS is the person who corrects the vote thing,is he a she or he,Dem,Rep.At one time the TeaParty had almost taken control the GOP down there,so what happened there,went to sleep after 2010.

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              • CarolynH says:

                McCain had the AZ GOP clean out the Tea Party when he was running for re-election. His guy has run the AZ GOP for a very long time. Remember how they froze Jan Brewer out of the convention, even though she had been governor and supported Trump…… his is why I knew Ducey wouldn’t name her.

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        • Artist says:

          I did wonder why McCain was reelected

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        • Dennis Leonard says:

          This is very interesting,as POTUS Trumps administration could change this,so where are the people of AZ.And no props[another name for pure democracy] are never going to work.Your state legislature needs to pass the laws.

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        • Tad says:

          CarolynH…My wife and I relocated from Tonopah, AZ in 2013 to the Texas Hill Country. I agree, AZ is still a red state. How well I recall all of the Federal lawsuits filed by the BHO admin. Stay strong, millions are with you and AZ!

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          • CarolynH says:

            If I ever left AZ it would likely be to move back to Texas [I was born in TX, grew up in CA]. The hill country is beautiful.

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            • tonyE says:

              You mean those little ridges coming up from those ravines?

              I’ve been to Austin twice. I swear that the overpasses on the freeway going to the airport are the tallest structures for 200 miles around.

              But then, we got REAL mountains in the West. Flagstaff is what, 7000 feet up? That’s a LOT higher than Denver.

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        • Why did you guys keep re-electing John McCain?

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          • VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

            Sorry, we did not elect him, he was selected every time! I have met no one who voted for that RAT, I didn’t even have to ask, people made it quite clear.

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            • Donna in AZ says:

              Unfortunately I voted for him seemed like a better choice than that person with the cowboy boots his name I can’t remember. Sigh

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              • Donna in AZ says:

                Her name I can’t remember that’s what voice to text does

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                • Donna– her name is Ann Kirkpatrick. She was the first and only time I’ve ever voted for a Democrat (in US Senatorial race, AZ, 2016), because I hated John McCain (may he continue to burn in hell…) so much!! That, and I knew the sumbitch had rigged the election and would win, regardless. But I proudly voted for PDJT and all remaining Republicans, to help with his agenda. I KNEW McCain was going to be a thorn in our POTUS’s side, but little did I know how BIG of one, he’d turn out to be. (Plus, McCain called all of us Phoenicians who went to Candidate Trump’s first rally in Phoenix, “crazies”. Made me hate him even more!!

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        • VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

          Yes we did Carolyn, yes we did!

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        • Marygrace Powers says:

          “Due to party political considerations; due to the overall corrupt ideology of the Arizona GOPe political apparatus; and due the customary illusion of choice…..”

          Agree CH/AZ IS a red state. McCain/Soros/corrupt Uniparty
          have a stranglehold on the state and have rigged AZ every
          way possible/if you do not believe it you’re naive. Being a
          border state affords convenience for drug, arms and trafficking
          ratlines. Very lucrative.

          Open borders, illegal aliens, voter fraud, pay to play
          are rife in AZ and it’s just the way “THEY” want it.
          McCain clan/clansmen are deeply, deeply entrenched.

          Definitely need to BUST THIS AZ CABAL, GET EM OUT and
          BUILD AN IMPENETRABLE WALL.

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      • G-man says:

        I can guarantee you AZ residents are much more conservative than the ones in your state.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Dr. Kelly Ward who was defeated a week ago in the GOP senatorial primary by Decepticon McSally had a great campaign line, “Arizonians don’t want another senator like Flake or McCain”. Obviously, she was wrong. Looks like people in AZ do want more of the same.

        Wonder which McCain will step up to the plate and run? Have any of his children from his first marriage every spoken out or is Megs the voice for all of them.

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      • MelH says:

        That a McCain was NOT put into that position was my favorite news of the day.

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    • I would be more concerned about McSally. She may be a pilot that wasn’t captured, but her voting record in the House would indicate that she is John McCain in a dress.

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    • Mason3000 says:

      I see it as a positive. He got a guaranteed “yes” vote for Kavanaugh and while he’s swampy, he’s a short timer. Better than McCain’s wife voting “no” and taking his seat for the next 20 years.

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      • huecowacko says:

        SD is right. Ducey appointed Kyl because he is viewed as a solid “Conservatie,’ he’s also a McCain ally. It was a politically safe appointment. If Ducey wins re-election, look for Kyl to vacate and allow Ducey to appoint a true-blue RINO/SwampRat, maybe a McCain; if he loses, look for Kyl to finish the term; either way the seat remains in a McCain ally’s possession, that’s the way the establishment works. The Kavanaugh vote is the good thing.

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    • Black Beauty says:

      The conservatives of Arizona, have just witnessed the most unprecedented interference by the AZGOPe in the campaigns of conservatives trying to run in the primaries. We believe they are doing this because they realize it’s the only way to stop the Trump agenda. If they can block the Trump agenda within every state GOPe, they can effectively keep the Congress majority RINO, and that will keep Trump’s main objectives blocked for the full 8 years. We cannot allow this. Major efforts–NEW efforts!–need to be mounted by conservatives across the country to definitively stop this control and domination of the entire political process inside the states, or we will end up losing the country, anyway!

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  2. HBD says:

    He’s got to be better than no-name.

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  3. Yeah I have forgotten most of what I know about Kyl, but the news today didn’t make me jump for joy.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Larry Schweikart who is the go to person for all things happening in Arizona predicted that Kyl would be selected on August 31st. He had the following to say about Kyl:

      This is a good pick for the time being.

      Here is some additional information. I am actually happy with this selection. He will serve until the Special Election in 2020. This will be his seat for the next two years. Keep in mind our President will be on the ballot in 2020. That pretty much assures whoever runs to fill the seat for the two years remaining will be a Republican. The seat will than be up for reelection in 2022. That would have concluded Lucifer’s 6 years.

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      • law4lifeblog says:

        Fle, Sundance article states Kyl will NOT serve until 2020, gov will appoint someone eks3 for Jan 2019.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          I stand corrected! I don’t understand why he is filling this role for a few months.

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          • John Matrix says:

            Hey Flep!
            I agree with your previous post in that overall, the selection of kyle is a good choice for us at this moment.

            Kyle is a “safe” choice in many ways as he doesn’t bring much controversy that can used by the left during this election cycle. And, he helps shepherd Kavanaugh through the Senate.
            As Sundance pointed out though, the AZ gop are still playing their games. I think the positive we can draw from it though is that it illustrates the fact that support for President Trump and MAGA are impacting their political calculations. They seem to be hedging their bets for now. Which is why come November, we must come out strong, and show this movement is strong and growing.

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  4. Sentient says:

    So this was done to allow Ducey to appoint someone even worse after Jan 2019?

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    • CarolynH says:

      NO!! We hold a special election for 2020.

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      • sundance says:

        Wrong. Ducey appoints another interim from January 2019 through January 2021

        The November 2020 election will be for a two-year replacement, and the November 2022 election will be for the permanent replacement..

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        • singular says:

          Sundance, that’s just so swampy and awful.

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        • CarolynH says:

          And unless Kyl chooses to step down he will serve that year, too followed by our 2020 Special Election and then the General Election. Ducey is just now most likely being re-elected Governor, but rumors here are he will run in 2020 special election .. which makes our choice of Secretary of State very important in November [we don’t have a Lt. Governor] Secretary of State is next in line – so we need to be sure a Soros ringer isn’t elected in that seat. I’m still angry McCain opted to stay on after May 31st, especially after reading what Rick Davis had to say in our local media yesterday – that they knew in April last year he was never going to be able to return, but they kept hoping he could return and do something “even more dramatic than the tumb down for Obamacare” before he stepped down.”

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        • Wightman farm says:

          Maybe after the midterms, it won’t matter much. #RedWave

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        • Cumbaya says:

          …as I noted above, in 2019 Ducey could deliver Cindy, Megan, or Flake ! My odds on non-favorite. That would be McCain’s ultimate eff you to PDJT. What better rationale for Ducey than to appoint Flake…an experienced Senator mad in the image of Sen. No Name. The Art of the Swamp….damn I hate that place !

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          • Rhoda R says:

            He won’t do that if he wants Trump’s endorsement. And I guarantee that if Ducey appoints any No Name that he will be left twisting in the wind come 2020.

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        • webgirlpdx says:

          If McSally happens to lose in November to the Dem, maybe it will be her.

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          • CarolynH says:

            McSally isn’t going to lose. Ducey isn’t going to screw us because HE wants to run for the senate himself.

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            • webgirlpdx says:

              I hope she wins, Carolyn. I understand Ducey actually has presidental aspirations, not just the senate?

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              • Snow White says:

                Webgirl,

                I hope he doesn’t, he is ok as governor or senator, but not presidential material. I know it first hand.

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                • LULU says:

                  Saw Ducey today for the first time when he made the Kyl announcement. He acted and sounced like someone pulled up on the podium to deliver remarks he’d never seen before. Unimpressive

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            • Sentient says:

              Hint to Ducey: A governor setting himself up to become a senator really irks people. In 1976, MN Governor Wendell Anderson (Dem) resigned the governorship so that his lieutenant governor could appoint Anderson as US Senator. That hinky maneuver ended Anderson’s political career. in 2019, AZ Gov Ducey should be selfless and appoint as senator a conservative who could use his/her incumbency to win reelection – not just a placeholder holding a spot until Ducey runs for Senate.

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            • Notmeagain says:

              And he also wants to run for President, although he has been quiet about that for several years (found out being Governor was no bed of roses).

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        • PatriotKate says:

          I suspect that Ducey will appoint himself come January after he’s re-elected. Then, he’ll officially run for the seat in 2020.

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          • Sentient says:

            See my post about MN history (above). A governor appointing himself senator sends a message to constituents that he prefers being pampered in DC to continuing to live in his own state. It’d be like Ducey saying that Arizona is small-time and he prefers living in DC.

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  5. betseyross says:

    How many more elections does the Swamp need to be convinced we just aren’t that into them anymore?

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  6. Bill Dunn says:

    Is Kyl a Trump hater?

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    • Sentient says:

      They all are.

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    • Scott Lyddon says:

      No, and he was the best we could expect given circumstances.

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      Didn’t President Trump select him to shepherd the Kavanaugh nomination through the Senate? Or was that not the President’s choice?

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    • Daniel says:

      I truly wish people would stop imagining the opposition to Trump has anything to do with “hate.” These people are running their political offices like their own personal businesses. There is no “love/hate” there. It’s all business whether they are following orders or giving them, it makes no difference what their personal feelings are. They will “feel” something one way or the other but it all stems from the interruption and disruption of their business model and has nothing to do with anything personal about Trump.

      Believe me, the “hate” model of understanding is certainly more simple on the surface, but impossible to believe when searching for reasonable motivation for the hate. On the other hand, it’s very to understand all of this when viewing Trump as a threat to the swamp in general and that they aren’t “hating” Trump so much as they are responding to the threat of Trump.

      A deeper understanding which Sundance provides here will keep you both more aware and better informed. And as new information comes down, it becomes far easier to make sense of it within the proper frame of reference.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        Oh, I’m pretty sure personal animosity was involved with the guy with the longest funeral in history. For most of the seasoned pol’s, it’s just business. Others tip their hand when they let emotion get the better of them. DJT has always had a way of getting under people’s skin and flushing out their weaknesses.

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      • MelH says:

        Daniel, i guess the venom you see happening, over the past 2 years, is just our imagination when we call it “hate”? They are hating Trump BECAUSE of the threat to their path to Utopia he is single-handedly destroying. Take some time to read the Comment section after every one of President Trump’s Tweets and tell me that is NOT hate!

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      • singular says:

        Daniel, I pretty much agree, but those who feel their power is threatened by Pres. Trump gin up the hate for their own purposes.

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  7. CarolynH says:

    He was the best Senator we’d had in ages, I was sorry he retired and we were stuck with Flake as his unworthy replacement. Kyl wasn’t perfect, no one is, but his staff as courteous and if you had an AZ issue would call to discuss it. 180 from NcCain/Flake.

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  8. Ditch Mitch says:

    SD, thanks for pointing out the totally corrupt AZ GOPe. When Ducey said no McCain’s, no failed primary candidates I knew this was going to be all about midterms. It is predicted Ducey will run in 2020. Any thoughts?

    As always your reporting with intelligent analysis is always appreciated.

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  9. Martin says:

    It looks like the GOPe CongressCritters think they can wait PDJT out. What a grave error. How many are already retiring/not seeking reelection – or from my POV, getting out, while the gettin’s good?

    They’re playing a different kind of long game, with Only Game in Town predictability. There is a third way, and PDJT has demonstrated that with panache.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the GOPe CongressCritters think they can wait PDJT out.”

      Not only the GOPe, but the dimm side of the uniparty probably is going to do that as well (after full bore obstructionism, of course). The uniparty has had decades to corrupt the ways of DC, so they are figuring this is just a temporary setback. After PDJT, they can go back to “business as usual”, if by then the majority of flyover America does not tune out the lies of the fake news MSM uniparty propaganda machine and do a massive dumping of incumbents.

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        I think Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested to Kim Jong Un: “don’t think you can play him” (President Trump)

        that was very sage advice!

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      • Martin says:

        Like I said, a grave error. We are on the cusp of a massive reset- the like of which the Deep State hasn’t truly grasped. They cannot wait it out, and they cannot stop it. The runup drama is titillating, though, isn’t it? Especially since it strokes normalcy bias’ fur ever so slightly in the wrong direction, and is being done strictly by protocol and procedure. An impenetrable thoroughness that is signature PDJT.

        God doesn’t mess around. When He picks you to do a job, the outcome is already decided. The Deep State has no idea Whom they’re actually resisting.

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  10. phoenixRising says:

    IF TRAITOR had resigned when he could no longer travel to DC (as most decent people would have), there would have been a CANDIDATE on the ballot in November of 2018.

    Unfortunately, a sociopathic TRAITOR with a narcissist personality disorder (that may be redundant) had control of the situation. Traitor was determined to die in office. He is to blame.

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  11. L4grasshopper says:

    So while the appointment is until election 2020, Kyl has not committed to serving that long.

    Interesting.

    One would think that the Gov would not appoint someone who up front says he might not serve the full 2 years 🙂

    Slimy GOPe….as usual.

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  12. frankie says:

    At least he didn’t snort Cindy Co-CAIN or motorboat MEGA-HAM MCLOAD.

    Hit the road, Cindy Bare.

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  13. CarolynH says:

    Remember, Trump discussed this with Ducey over a week ago. He also endorsed Ducey in our Primary last week. I’m pretty sure he approved this, as do many of us here in AZ.

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  14. patrickhenrycensored says:

    This was the best way for Ducey to take a shot at the senate seat by not appointing future competition.

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  15. Chiggerbug says:

    So, can we expect Kavanaugh to turn out to be a liberal in conservative clothing?

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    • There’s a reason no one has graced this with a response…

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    • svenwg says:

      If he was a decipticon, you would not have the Demoncraps fighting so hard to block his appointment to the Supreme Court.

      Reading articles about him give me the impression that he is a very Conservative judge that views the Constitution of the United States as written to be his guiding light and all his judgements have been upheld by the Supreme Court when they have been sent there for adjudication.

      The most important qualification he has is that he was nominated by President Donald Trump and I trust his judgement without question.

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  16. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “This is why I call this GOPe clan ‘Decepticons’. They too are waiting to see if President Trump can hold congressional majorities before taking further steps.”

    These uni-party establishmentarians that are sitting on the fence with their finger in the air to find out which way the wind is going to blow this November just do not “get it”. They think we don’t know what is going on. We know who has been pro-MAGA and who will be “faking it”, if their is a red wave this November.

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  17. Suite D says:

    If he’s good enough for Donaldus Maximus he’s good enough for me. MAGA!!!

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  18. techherder says:

    Sorry folks I do not trust the Republican Party any more then I trust the Democrat Party I hate to sound like a downer, but I have to wonder if this President any president has any real power in this world. It all appears to be a game, as Q says shall we play a game? As for the WALL? When the enemy is already in your house/household how will the wall protect you? I have therefore stocked up with a goodly supply of popcorn and and will eagerly watch the show. I trust only however in YAHUAH not any man or government. And that’s imho.

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  19. dawg says:

    So Kyl is the temporary, please-all fill in. This way, the Governor doesnt hurt his reelection bid with conservatives, and the swamp gets to pick the actual replacement after the midterms.

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  20. Lactantius says:

    The state of Arizona has zero say over which “class” their two Senators are in. Jeff Flake’s term ends in 2018. John McCain’s term ends in 2022. McCain’s term comes up for reelection in 2022.

    The Governor may appoint or call a special election. We are told that the governor will have Kyle serve until the end of 2019. Then the governor will appoint “someone” for the remaining two years of the McCain term. The people will not be brought to the polls to choose the replacement in McCain’s seat until November 2022.

    So, until November, 2022 everything concerning the McCain seat is up to the smoke-filled room of power politics and chicanery.

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    • Dobegirl says:

      Lactantius

      No, Kyle has agreed to serve only until January 2019.
      Approximately four and a half months.
      That allows Ducey to get through his re-election bid in November.
      Then he can appoint someone else to fill in the balance of the term.
      Not cool.

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      • CarolynH says:

        Ducey wants to run for the Senate – thus he will not screw us!

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      • Lactantius says:

        No? What in the world? Nothing I wrote is negotiable. It is 100% out of the Constitution. Saying “no” to what I wrote is no different to saying “no” to the Foundational Law of the United States of America.

        As for your “informed” conspiracy on what Ducey is up to, whatever the Governor does it will absolutely, 100% follow the Constitution of the United States of America.

        Amendment XVII: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

        When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

        This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

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    • RE Sundance’s post above, Kyl’s term ends when the 2017-2018 Congress adjourns in 2018 [beginning of 2019].

      There will be a subsequent appointment or election for the 2019-2020 Congress.

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    • CarolynH says:

      The governor appoint someone to fill in for these two years – then we have a special election in 2020 for the other two years and then a general election, Ducey controls the next two years – and that is one of the giant middle fingers McCain gave us in parting – he could have left in May and we would have filled the seat with a special election.

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  21. magoo622 says:

    Hmm, article from washington examiner indicates Kyl will be there ther until 2020. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/jon-kyl-to-replace-john-mccain-in-senate

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  22. He has a “B” grade with NumbersUSA.

    It could be a lot worse.

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  23. Beau Geste says:

    Kyl “shepherded” Sessions ,who is apparently part o the FBI/CIA “firewall” to protect the schemers and hillary conspirers and protectors in the DOJ/FBI.
    Trump needs to release all the records requested by Congress, now.

    One theory is that Sessions wants Trump impeached because he wants his very good friend Pence to be president. But that risks Pelosi and the Dems replacing Pence as well.
    Another theory is that Sessions is an FBI “plant” spy in the Trump campaign, as part of their plan to spy on and impede Trump. If so, he is doing it well. There is little or no downside to releasing records requested by Congress, to Congress. Perhaps Trump is waiting for an incictment or report from Mueller? But Mueller already necessarily has all these records.

    The North Koreans, Chinese, Canadians, Europeans, Iranians, Russians, Brits, etc. are all waiting to see if Trump survives, or is hobbled like Gulliver by Democrat Liliputians in a congressional majority. (Jonathan Swift’s Liliputians were “six inches in height but possessing all the pretension and self-importance of full-sized men. They are mean and nasty, vicious, morally corrupt, hypocritical and deceitful, jealous and envious, filled with greed and ingratitude”, and “bloody-minded and treacherous” – cliff’s notes)

    Dems are willing to prevent denuculearization of North Korea, restoration of manufacturing capacity and jobs, tax reduction, immigration reform to protect citizens, and other progress, for personal power. Trump needs to release all the records of Dem/FBI/CIA.mainstream media perfidy.

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    • Cumbaya says:

      …so now Sessions is the ’64D’ chess player ! Wow, who would have thunk it !

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    • Trump WILL release the records/redactions at the time and place of his choosing.

      Then we will WIN.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Unlikely. Something is preventing him from acting. As President, he could formally request, through the DOJ, that the FISA Court proceedings be investigated for fraud on the Court. It doesn’t look like the FISA Court even reads the 100 page warrant requests. When were they filed? when were they signed? Who even read them, or had time to read ALL the many warrant requests?

        How could he DoJ Inspector General, with a straight face, claim no bias in the “Russian Investigation? Procedures were violated, phony evidence was manipulated by FBI personnel who left a trail of bias, while ignoring and suppressing russian and other hillary activities to bias the election. The DOJ IG knows that it was reported by another IG that hillary’s email was breached by another country (China), but this report was deep sixed to protect hillary. Strzok, the countererrorism expert, claims not to remember this astonishing report to him and others? Who concluded “no bias”? Who does the DOJ Inspector General report to? Trump should have him investigated. But he has not made any such request or instruction. Tweets don’t count.

        Q is a passivation construct to quiet opposition to Trump opposition

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        • Kevin Hemminger says:

          On the 1st of July, Q posted:

          Think SC vote to confirm (coming).
          No Name action.
          Every dog has its day.
          Enjoy the show.
          Q

          (No Name = McCain)

          Then McCain dies and is eulogized on National Dog Day. Who replaces him? Jon Kyl, who was tasked in July to help Kavanaugh navigate the SCOTUS confirmation process.

          That is one of thousands of Q confirmations. (Q posted exactly 1 month to the minute that McCain would be in the news again, to the minute of his death). Q is quite real.

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    • Dobegirl says:

      Theories abound.
      Nobody knows what is really happening, except PDJT, and he is keeping them guessing on purpose until the hammer comes down.
      PDJT is a master at trolling (and has a great sense of humor).
      “They” don’t know how to handle this. “they’ve” never run into it before.

      PDJT has this all planned out, and he knows what he is doing.
      He’s already won before the battle started.
      I trust him and will wait for his plan to unfold.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        I like this theory best! It’s certainly true that the glowbullshits have managed to keep people in the WH and in most lege positions who are controllable, because they’re stupid, gullible, compromised, fully onboard (Poopy Boosh), or some combination thereof. Unquestionably the case for the last 32 years. Whenever there’s been a more independent operator in place or in line for the job, he’s gotten couped (JFK, RFK, RMN, now VSGPDJT). However, after watching it happen up close and almost personal, VSGPDJT knew and I have to believe planned for his own preservation and hopefully a vicious counter-attack. I think that is a lot of what Adm. Rogers did before his retirement.

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    • Lucille says:

      Theories, speculations, unknowns. Yes, it’s perfectly OK to speculate. As the saying goes: it’s a free country. But somewhere along the line we need verifiable facts.

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    • I tried.
      I have no idea what your point is.
      Sorry.

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  24. railer says:

    That special election for the last 2 years of No Name’s term better not be scheduled for 2020, a presidential election year. The Left’s turnout is always amplified for presidential elections. However, I suspect that’s exactly what these slimeballs are setting up for. The Swamp doesn’t want a MAGA candidate to get that seat, and they will do anything to block that, and I mean anything, including allowing it to go to the Left. I want a special election to take place ASAP. Frankly, if right was right, they would run a primary immediately, vote up candidates and include this in the November election. Can’t do it all in 60 days? Please. Parliaments around the world call snap elections semi-regularly, and at the end of a 6 week campaign they vote, with the possibility of the entire national government changing over, not just one Senate seat.

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  25. CarolynH says:

    Kyl agreed to stay at least til the end of the session and then they will decide if he stays on. IF I was a betting person I would bet he will stay on the full two years – at least I hope he does. I know his voting record and it was rock solid. I can only think of one – maybe two – votes he ever took I totally disagreed with. Many times he voted 180 from McCain.

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      I agree. I always like Kyl, and I am an activist/movement conservative. Sundance, I think you got this one wrong. At a minimum this is about getting Kavanaugh approved.
      As an aside, I have a McCain story. I was involved with a suit when our Library Board, with me as chairman, wanted to put Porn filters in the library’s internet terminals (mid 1990’s). We were sued by People For the American Way and ACLU. They said what we were doing amounted to ripping a page out of a book – censorship!. (note: we weren’t using word blockers, we were blocking “sites” with Porno using a non-political outside contractor). We said, no, it’s like us buying magazines from a distributor — we are not required to buy everything they carry. Sen McCain’s office called me about testifying on the Hill, and when I told them our position, they never called back again Knew he was no conservative then. We lost at circuit Court, Judge Loni Brinkerman, a Clinton appointee. Our local county supervisor’s, Republican majority (8 to 1) refused to provide money for appeal to the 4th circuit Court of Appeals. But then end of the story was sweet! In California an exact case bubbled up 5 years later, all the way to the Supreme Court, and our position was upheld!!!! Today, the ACLU espouses “filters” rather when some Libraries want to go further!

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  26. Elle says:

    I’m happy if Kavanaugh gets confirmed. Not that the GOP won’t blow it, but I don’t see a blue wave. I see democrats putting up candidates like Beto and Gillum in districts they know they can’t win so they can raise cash off the I heart Bernie types and to assure better turnout for the other dems on those local ballots.

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    • CarolynH says:

      Have you looked at the man the Democrats put up against Ducey here in the general? He wants to abolish all borders, raise taxes, etc… oh and he is Hispanic – they think this will get them the Hispanic vote in AZ – thing is when we passed all the props to toughen the border a few years back 65% of legal Hispanics votes with the rest of us to pass the props.

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      • railer says:

        This has often been the case with these progressive initiatives. The racial groups that the Left attempts to round up and whipsaw into supporting them go rogue and vote their own interests, and Hispanics don’t like open borders chaos and crime any more than anybody else. Same with guns. You can get a tight group of progs to bring on gun control in Illinois, but try to push through a gun control regime in Detroit, which is 80% black… not a chance. In fact, the current Detroit police chief welcomes armed citizens defending themselves. Can you blame them? They have to live there, while the progs who want gun control are in some safe community somewhere.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        The race is close, in part because so many Californians have moved to AZ in the last decade. Ducey should win….but you never know.

        One would hope that if Ducey loses, Kyl would not do something as stupid as resigning in Jan to let a Dem Gov appoint someone 🙂

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      • tired says:

        “Garcia” thinks AZ needs a Gov with the name “Garcia”. The dumocrat forgot about Raul Castro (Gov).

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  27. tav says:

    Sometimes I think Trump is like someone on a baseball team who has to play just about every position while most of the GOPe is off somewhere playing with themselves.

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  28. GW says:

    So Sundance, please explain what each winning and losing the majorities means with the Arizona senate seat, and in particular what you mean about Kavanaugh’s “reintroduction to the GOPe”.
    TY.

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  29. The Boss says:

    This essay is a keeper. In a few paragraphs it neatly lays out how corrupt establishment politicians are – in this case GOPe. I did not know of the short-term nature of Kyl’s appointment until just now. Decepticons? Yep!

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  30. David says:

    I don’t agree that this is all swampy. I think it lets Ducey off the hook of having to choose someone that inevitably would offend one part of his base or other while in a tough re-election fight. Kyle is a well versed elder statesmen who is willing to be the bridge to after the midterm and gubernatorial elections. He’s a certain vote for Kavenaugh and I think he helps unify Arizona republicans behind Ducey. We didn’t need to have to defend both Arizona senate seats this fall. One open seat is enough of a challenge. This will let the party heal before we have another brutal primary fight in 2020.

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      I agree, David. Then we can forget that name McCain.

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    • Lactantius says:

      Well reasoned.

      I seriously doubt that Arizona law allows for a “replacement” election in the short time between McCain’s death and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of 2018. Therefore, the Governor’s appointment power is all but required. For those who don’t understand the Constitution: If the governor were to call for a special election at this time, the governor would issue “writs of election” in accordance with Arizona law. The candidates would need to be certified, establish election committees, etc. The election law in Arizona would undoubtedly put such an election into 2019.

      So, the Kyle appointment settles the immediate need for Arizona representation in the Senate. Why Kyle is not serving until the 2022 election has not been revealed. Professional politicians are highly likely to be denizens of the deep swamp. How the deep swamp does its conniving is up for grabs. It is far easier to pinpoint what is false in an “analysis narrative” than it is to determine what is true. When “motive” is the subject of the narrative, Katy bar the door!

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    • NC Nana says:

      David,

      Sounds like a paid political ad to me. I have spent a lot of winter vacations in Lake Havasu, AZ during the time Jon Kyl was serving as AZ US Senator. I cannot remember hearing about one good thing he did as a US Senator there or on the national news.

      I think picking Kyl was the cover up for the McCain family having a crass RINO/Democrat political rally at the funeral of their husband/father/grandfather. They are hoping January will be enough quite time to then appoint the mistress/second wife as the more permanent replacement.

      Want to know about the personal lives of Cindy and John McCain. Read this article:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html

      They lived their lives in a bitter way and he had his send off in the same tone.

      The one thing I agree with in your comment is that Gov. Ducey made the appointment as a political cover during an election.

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      • listingstarboard says:

        Havasu is swamped with California refugees. Not the same place –crowded and forget about getting on the lake on the weekends. Havasu all about Booze, Big fake boobs and tatoos.

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        • NC Nana says:

          listingstarboard,

          Sorry to hear that. We have not been back recently.

          Our favorite time to go was in the month of February. President’s weekend they had a pyrotechnic show that beat any show I ever saw. The vendors came to Havasu to display their fireworks to city government officials etc for their Fourth of July shows. Naturally the whole town could see the fireworks being demonstrated to the buying customers.

          The RV park where we stayed was very expensive and we were not bothered by people acting out. – – Most likely if anyone did they would have been asked to leave. Almost all the people there in the winter were retired. They had a lot of snowbirds too. It was more of an older crowd looking for some sunshine.

          Really sorry to hear Havasu has gone downhill. Some things you just would rather not know. We have very fond memories of our Havasu vacations.

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  31. I don’t understand the point of the article. Is this good or bad for Brett Kavanaugh making it to the supreme court?

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Well….since Kyl is the official “sherpa” to move Kavanaugh thru the Senate, you just mind be able to figure out that this is a good thing 🙂

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  32. Nigella says:

    Kyl is better than McCain and definitely better than a Dem

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  33. Landslide says:

    President Trump tweeted his support of Kyl. I’m good. 👍🏻🇺🇸

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  34. Fools Gold says:

    Yip, sums it up very nicely. I was expecting a GOPe swamp rat and there he is, a life long lobbyist controlled freak and lobbyist himself. He’s also weak on border and will never vote for the wall unless Mexican trade deal changes his lobby $$$$$ mind but with Trillions at stake, na that want ever happen IMHO..

    Thx Sundance.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Well, the wall is going up, so he may as well get with the program.

      20 feet of American steel being erected in New Mexico.

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  35. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    Arizona law requires a Special Election to fill a vacant House seat if the next regularly scheduled General Election is more than six months away. That is how we got Debbie Lesko winning a few
    months ago (Trent Frank’s seat) and now is running against the same opponent this November. Wonder if they saved and are re-using their signs?

    Arizona law requires the Governor to appoint someone from the same party to fill a vacant Senate seat. That appointment serves until the next regularly scheduled General Election. But there is also the 150 day rule which means you cannot get on the ballot within 150 days of the election. That is where the 2020 date comes from for this appointment. Many of us were hoping McCain would vacant in time for both seats to be on this General ballot.

    There is no provision in Arizona law for a Special Election for a Senate seat.

    If interested here is Governor Ducey’s announcement today:

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  36. Silverbelle1008 says:

    My concern is that Kyl is the placeholder so that Cindy can mourn (while reading briefing/policy books) or Megan can rage on TV (while reading briefing/policy books) and polling is done so they can “step in” in January 2019. Is their a No Name son looking into a political dynasty? They will not walk away from their power willingly.

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  37. MAGAbear says:

    I’m just glad it wasn’t a McCain. Kyl is basically a Luther Strange Republican. Sure, we’d like better, but we could do worse………like Meghan McCain worse!

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  38. Tom P says:

    It’s official. John McCain – Repealed and Replaced.

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  39. Timmy- the-Ute says:

    Gov. Ducey should be careful not to play too many political games with this senate appointment, we all remember what happened to Rod Blagojevich.

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  40. Greg C says:

    Just when I’m thinking everyone here understands the pure genious of our President, and that HE, and HIS team, have everything, and everyone, under THEIR control, y’all go freak’en out about McStains replacement. It’s all about the Supreme Court, for Pete’s sake!

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  41. Norman Franklin says:

    Just read all the comments and had no idea the tree house had so many Arizonan’s. Huzza. Jon Kyl will prove to be head and shoulders above McStain. He always has been. In my book he gets the solid B rating. For me that means he is in the top 10-15 senators. Huge improvement over the doddering old fool. I don’t care for Mcsally, still a slight improvement over the progressive Flake. So we are moving in the right direction.

    As for the why Arizona keeps getting progressives? Imprison Sorrows and his friends and that will all end. Maricopa county is ten % of the land, with 70% of the population. Electronic voting machines, soft shoe repubs, and weak voter I.D. create a target rich environment for ‘hacking our democracy’. Something which is done by the dems all the time. My county up north still has paper ballots, with the ability to write in.

    As for all you (AZ) haters god bless ya, please stay where you are, we don’t need or want your help. We have no nanny state cell phone driving laws, no motorcycle helmet laws, and of course we have no need for a permission when exercising our constitutional carry. If we ever get the freedom to grow whatever plants we want and make whatever kind of adult beverage we want we will be the leader in liberty. Out here in the country where I live it is said ‘Everybody knows everybody else’s business, but minds their own.’ Most of Arizona away from the big cities is like that.

    As for the ‘great man’ and his family. Stick a fork in em, they are done. Cindy is a ditz, and Meeham “my dad is love” overplayed her hand in a feckless display of hatred. Towards a great man who lives in her head rent free. The McStain name is mud. The news over the last couple of days is starting to have the feel of a turn. I loathe most republicans, but will vote for them so our high functioning President can have some more room to keep landing blows against the uniparty that has done nothing but fail us for the last 30 years. I am grateful everyday to finally have a president that at least shows up on the field of battle. He is a true leader for traditional America.

    I will leave you with the AZ motto ‘Ditat deus’ or God enriches. Which he truly does with the sublime display of his master work out here in the wild west.

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  42. Donna in Oregon says:

    How is McConnell’s health? No reason why Jon Kyl couldn’t be the new Leader in the Senate.

    Wouldn’t that turn the water-works on for Cryin’ Chuck Schumer.

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  43. Julian says:

    A non-controversial choice for Doug Ducey seeking re-Election.

    Win the Election and then appoint Cindy/Meghan McCain in January with no electoral backslash!!

    Very slimy from Ducey who has undoubtedly aligned himself firmly with the Swamp and against Donald Trump with this move.

    I hope Ducey loses the Governorship based on this – but of course he likely won’t – Trump will probably campaign for him and that other Never Trumper McSally!

    Martha at least I can understand as it’s a numbers game.

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  44. Troublemaker10 says:

    Whatever the strategem, Ducey should appoint someone who plans to run in the special election long before the special election so he has the incumbancy advantage.

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  45. Greg Dane says:

    Typical of the RINO governor of AZ – he replaces his dead RINO mentor with a retired (or is it just plain tired) RINO. Just perfect – and people wonder why AZ is fast becoming the laughing stock of the nation

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