De facto Democratic Party Spokesman E. J. Montini is complaining that taxpayers might have to pay Russell Pearce's recall expenses. This shouldn't come as a surprise, it's been nearly 30 years since Montini advocated that the legislature refuse to pay for Evan Mecham's recall election expenses--even thought the State Constitution says that the legislature has to pay the recall expenses.
Montini seems to think that tax money shouldn't be spent on politicians. Well, actually, Montini simply believes that tax money shouldn't be spent on the WRONG KIND of politicians. Montini was a big supporter of "Clean" elections, so he has a long history of support for giving public money to candidates. However, true to form, Montini changed his mind about Public funding when he realized that Conservatives would actually use the money to get elected.
Now it doesn't seem like such a good idea...at least not to the de facto spokesman of the Democratic Party.