Well, that was a waste of time and money.
Let's hope that the failed attempt to prosecute Sen. Huppenthal is the last vestige of the scorched Earth tactics that the State Democratic Party waged in the last cycle.
You will recall that by spending nearly $4 million on cookie cutter hit pieces, Team Napolitano managed to actually lose two House seats and one Senate Seat, thus wasting a once-in-a-generation opportunity to actually talk about issues and perhaps make some headway.
Last January I pointed out how one of those scorched Earth tactics--the Crazy AZ website--was actually a benefit to Republicans because it showed the Democratic Party's true colors and gave notice to Republican legislators that despite all the talk of bipartisanship they were positioning themselves to draw one more red X on Republican Legislators.
To their credit, the Democrats have taken the Crazy Site down and Emily Bitner has moved on. Now with the court deciding the obvious--Huppenthal had permission to remove the Democratic Slap sign--the Dem's disastrous 2008 cycle is finally over.
Let's hope 2010 is about issues...after all, one more junk yard dog cycle like the last one and the Republicans will have two thirds in each chamber. And what fun would that be?