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Letters: You get the 'leaders' you vote for

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Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 3:15 am

Some excellent political candidates lost and some poor candidates won and vice versa in the midterm elections. Congratulations are in order to the Arizona GOP voters who followed their party’s doctrines like lemmings to the sea via their victory march. We are in for four years of acrimony, myopicness and xenophobia in Arizona.

A governor was elected who is under-educated for the position she was running for. She’s inarticulate, she hides from controversies, and she will be beholden to Russell Pearce et al for what few creative ideas she’ll have over the next four years.

Let’s get ready to count the times that former Gov. Janet Napolitano and/or President Obama will be blamed for Gov. Brewer and her GOP cronies for the myriad of problems that our state faces that they will be either unable or unwilling to solve.

Is Arizona a great state for far right politicians and politics or what?! Brace yourself for draconian cuts to public education, but we’ll continue granting tax breaks to businesses and corporations to entice them to come to Arizona and enroll their kids in our severely underfunded schools.

We not only get that we pay for in Arizona (48th in educational funding), but we also get the caliber of political “leaders” we vote for in almost every election.

Richard K. Meszar, Mesa

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