Golly, it looks like the Kyl recall effort has fizzled. I'm shocked. You probably saw the article about the recall. It was B1 above the fold. However, you may have missed this tidbit from buried in a Dan Nowicki column.
An attempt to force a statewide recall election for Kyl fizzled when organizers failed to file any petition signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office by their Wednesday deadline. They needed 427,121 signatures.
They turned in exactly ZERO signatures. However, they met their goal...after all, as I pointed out here...the real goal was to generate an article in which Kyl's name is used with Evan Mecham's and recall "organizer" Leonard Clark gets a platform to announce all the things he doesn't like about Jon Kyl.
Of course a reporter could have looked at the application and concluded that the recall treat wasn't credible. Click here for the original.
Sure, this guy who can't spell "Jon" is going to collect half a million valid signatures.
Why do I bring this up now? Well, the story about Leonard Clark turning in exactly zero signatures was so buried that I missed it, so this is the first chance to write my follow up post.
Then there's the fact that I recently read in the Republic that Representative Carl Seel is facing a recall...also by Leonard Clark. If you click here, you can see Mr. Clark's new application. It looks like he got a sharper crayon and his spelling has improved a bit--"Fascist" is hard to spell anyway. We'll see if his organizational skills have improved.
He turned in exactly zero signatures in Kyl recall. I predict that for the Seel recall, he turns in at least double that amount.
Meanwhile, we'll see how many times a gullible Republic reporter writes the sentence..."Rep. Carl Seel, a Republican from District 6 who is subject to a recall campaign had eggs for breakfast this morning."