And here comes the magnificent trio, Blondie, the Bimbo, and now the Wack Job! The newcomer is Sen. Gail Griffin. (Wiki definition of a griffin: “a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet.” Actually, a griffin sounds like one screwed-up animal! But that’s beside the point.)
All this time I thought Republicans were smarter than this! Aren’t Republicans generally for smaller, less intrusive government? Preservation of Constitutional rights? Maybe there’s something in the water in Arizona to make Republicans stupider than the rest of the country. But this trio is something else, bringing back a fundamentally unconstitutional and illegal HOA bill, over, and over, and over.
Representative Michelle Ugenti (the cute young thing) is somehow getting her strings pulled by the powers-that-be in the HOA industry. Remember, politics is about nothing more than who gets how much of the pie. Looks like these three might be carving out a larger slice for themselves than anyone else in office. If Ugenti’s proposed law ever gets passed and signed by Governor Blondie it’ll be challenged in the courts. And once again it’ll be rejected.
Hopefully, Republican voters in Arizona will realize how off-the-wall this trio is and try to get more responsible legislators into office, people who will carefully consider the legality of the bills they try to get passed.
Just remember, the outrageous tyranny of the out-of-control Homeowners Association industry has nothing to do with political parties. You don’t have to be left, right, or center to be mightily offended at the trampling on the rights of all homeowners.
George Staropoli is the expert on HOA politics in Arizona, and his blog should be part of your must-read material tonight.