Thursday, May 24, 2007



Pearce calls for McCain to resign
By Daniel Scarpinato
arizona daily star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 05.23.2007

PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area Republican legislator called on Sen. John McCain to resign from his seat Tuesday if he continues to miss votes while campaigning for president.

State Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa also said he regrets supporting Sen. Jon Kyl during last year's election because the senator now supports a comprehensive immigration bill — though he stopped short of calling for Kyl's resignation.

"It's about time we start cleaning house if that's what it takes," said Pearce, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

According to the Washington Post, McCain has missed 43 votes, nearly 50 percent of the current Congress' votes. In comparison, Hillary Clinton has missed less than 2 percent of votes and Barack Obama has missed 6.4 percent, according to the Post.

"We need a senator," Pearce said. "I think if McCain wants to be a full-time candidate and not be at the Senate, he ought to consider resigning."

Asked if he would prefer a Napolitano appointee over McCain, Pearce said: "Even poor representation is better than no representation."
Wow, so this Republican legislator is saying he'd rather have a Democrat in Washington than McCain. Mr McCain, you may have a home base problem. Hint: Go visit your peeps some more. In fact, You may remember some guy named Bob Dole resigned his Senate seat to run for president--if you can't make it back to vote once in a while...well, it's just a thought.

14 Comments:

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Accountablity is a bitch.

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Yes it certainly is

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger Suzie-Q said...

McCain should resign or be fired!

I may post this on my blog.. :)

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Oz said...

Didn't Edwards resign too?

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Dhalgren said...

This makes Kerry look like a hard worker in 2003/2004.

 
At 4:59 PM, Anonymous tireiron chef said...

If he'd fulfill his promise to commit suicide, he wouldn't have to resign.

 
At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Straight Talker has been playing too much hookie.
Can taxpayers pro-rate his salary based on attendance?

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger SHOPMAN said...

McCain, a good man who served our country well. Age and dementia will catch up to all of us sooner or later, I'm afraid that in the game of 'TAG', John McCain is 'it'. He is clearly delusional.

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger SHOPMAN said...

McCain, a good man who served our country well. Age and dementia will catch up to all of us sooner or later, I'm afraid that in the game of 'TAG', John McCain is 'it'. He is clearly delusional.

 
At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russell Pearce is a reich wing Mormon wacko from Mesa. He is a brownshirt, goose stepping fascist. Pearce supported both Mc Cain and the horrible John Kyl but he is even more reich wing than they are.

I hate to admit it, but he is right on this issue.

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. McCain could go at anytime. I do respect his for his service during Vietnam but he is such a disappointment and does not represent the best interests for us Arizonans. I hope his bid for President tanks

-Molly

 
At 3:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pearce is a flat-out racist. He actually thinks we're going to be in a war with Mexico, that people are not coming to the states for a better life, but to take over the country.

White supremacist sites idolize him.

 
At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I showed up to work only 50% on the times, especially the most important times, I would be fired.

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mexicans come here for a better LIFE???? So, for the well-to-do, it's ok if they come here and take away the American people's CHANCE for a better life??? How Irresponsible! People like that should be locked up in a mental institution, or EXPELLED from the United States as a traitor and a subversive...These kinds of people would pimp their partner for a buck...

 

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